Production Operative

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and work as part of a growing business that is prepared to invest in your future.

Job Title:

Production Operative

Reporting To:

Production Supervisor



Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

This role is Kilwaughter, Co. Antrim


This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and work as part of a growing business that is prepared to invest in your future.

We currently have an opportunity for a Production Operative to join our Operations team. As part of our production team you will have the responsibility of operating production machinery to produce a range of products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for your own Health and Safety and that of your colleagues
  • Ensure compliance with company policies; Quality, Health & Safety, Environmental and FEMAS management systems
  • Operating automatic machinery to produce products in line with production targets whilst ensuring all standards are achieved
  • Assist with improvements and efficiencies in all production aspects
  • Responsible for material waste management
  • Ensure that machinery is in a safe and satisfactory working manner before use by conducting regular pre-production checks
  • Responsible for reporting any machine faults to supervisor or maintenance team
  • Ensure effective house- keeping in accordance with company procedures
  • Ensure appropriate paperwork is completed and maintained
  • Maintain files and records and provide quick accurate information when required
  • Ensure good relations and communications with all members and non-members of the team, providing excellent customer care in an efficient manner
  • Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with all work colleagues to ensure a ‘one team approach’ to deliver the company’s performance standards and the business objectives
  • Undertake duties considered by the company as within the competence of the role

Kilwaughter Minerals Limited

Person Specification

Job Title: Production Operative





  • GCSE qualification in Maths & English minimum Grade C or equivalent.
  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent


  • 1 years proven experience operating automatic processing machinery
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Experience with Heavy plant machinery such as Rigid Dumper, Articulated Dumper and Shovel
  • Experience of working to ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001
  • Working within the Quarrying / Milling industry
  • Forklift truck experience

Skills and Competences

Fork-truck licence

Strong team player with excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Good problem-solving skills

Ability to work on own initiative

Computer literate

Knowledge and implementation of Health & Safety

  • Working knowledge of FEMAS


  • The shift pattern for this role is as followed: 3-week rotating shifts (1 Week days, 2 Week Nights)
  • Ability to do nightshift is essential for this role.
  • Able to work flexible hours as required and overtime.

Personality Fit:

  • Ambitious & passionate about our brand, our reputation and our customers
  • An ambassador for our company values and someone who leads by example
  • Enthusiastic & knowledgeable about all things Kilwaugher
  • A self-motivated relationship builder with a positive outlook
  • Determined and driven by results whilst eager to work at pace

Interested in working for Kilwaughter Minerals? Get in touch.

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