Location Sunderland
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Heather Sweetman

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Published: about 1 month ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for a Slitter on behalf of our client based in Sunderland. This is a full time staff position. Slitter experience is not essential as training will be provided, however, candidates must have experienced within production.

Role Summary

The primary role of a slitting operative is efficient and competent operation of machinery to slit printed / laminated material into smaller reels in order to meet the customers required specification. Key responsibilities include maximising productivity, minimising downtime and waste, and ensuring goods are produced to a high standard of quality, compliant with the customers specification.

Key Activities and Responsibilities

  • Adhering to the scheduled production program

  • Safe and efficient operation of a slitting machine to achieve optimum run speeds and required productivity / waste targets. Where targets are not achieved, the machine operator is responsible for reporting any limiting factors to a shift supervisor and conversion manager, and recording details on the daily production log

  • Safe operation of semi-automatic core cutting machine; cutting cores to correct size and ensuring adequate supply for production requirements

  • Operation of the rewinder equipment; actioning reworks as they are identified / on shift

  • Manual handling and manoeuvring of reels; use of lifting and handling equipment; loading parent reels on to the unwind unit and unloading finished goods from the rewind section

  • Monitoring work in progress reels throughout production for flagged material / lamination joins; removing affected material and re-splicing in accordance with customers requirements

  • Frequent and thorough monitoring throughout production / checking samples to ensure that all work produced is :

    • Of the highest possible quality standard and free from defect

    • Accurate to the design laysheet and customers specification

    • In compliance with customer requirements i.e. reel joins, labelling, wrapping, stacking, pallet specification etc.

  • Safe handling, use and setting of sharp blades

  • Retaining numbered samples of all finished goods reels produced; inspecting samples for general quality before packing

  • Quarantining suspect / poor quality product and completing appropriate paperwork

  • Utilising the Frontline Management Software System to report all engineering issues to the Engineering Department

  • Conducting weekly machine safety checks and recording outcome on relevant documentation

  • Accurately inputting production data in to the work station computer. Ensuring that all shift time is accounted for using appropriate waste and downtime codes

  • Complying with line clearance procedures during job change-overs

  • Ensuring jobs are 2nd checked prior to commencing run and paperwork is countersigned accordingly

  • Recording of relevant information; completion of paperwork and labels; maintaining traceability throughout process

  • Strapping, protecting and labelling any materials that are to be returned to stock

  • Communicating with the operator on the previous / following shift at shift hand-overs

  • Assisting in other areas of the Conversion Department where required

  • Inform / consult with conversion supervisors on any departmental related issues


  • GCSE’s or equivalent in Maths and English at grade C or above


  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • High standards of personal conduct

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Good team player; ability to work as part of a team and alone on own initiative

  • Ability to think and plan ahead

  • Reliability and flexibility

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance

  • Good safety awareness

  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude to work

For more information and to apply, please submit your up to date CV and our specialist team will be in touch as soon as possible.