Slitting Operative

Location Sunderland
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Heather Sweetman

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Published: 19 days ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for a full time Slitting Operative on behalf of our client based in Sunderland. This is a full time staff position.

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

Health, Safety, Hygiene and the Environment

  • Ensure all work activities are carried out in accordance with the company’s:

    • Health, safety management system and statutory legislation

    • ISO 14001 certification and statutory environmental legislation

    • British Retail Consortium / Royal Society for Public Health accreditation

    • American Institute of Bakers accreditation

  • Maintain high standards of hygiene and housekeeping throughout shift and complete cleaning schedules / documentation in areas of designated responsibility

Change Management, Projects and Improvement Initiatives

  • Active participation in initiatives to improve :

    • Health and safety in the workplace

    • Housekeeping and hygiene standards

    • Waste reduction and the environmental impact of company activities

    • Quality standards

  • Seek continual improvement in key target areas - productivity, efficiency, waste reduction and quality

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