General Operative

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We are seeking ambitious and experienced General Operatives for our client, Smurfit Kappa based in Lurgan. 

Job Type: Temporary, for 11 weeks
Pay Rate: Competitive 
Working hours: 
Day shift: Monday to Thursday 7am – 3pm, Friday 7am – 1.30pm
Back shift: Monday to Thursday 3pm – 12am
Night shift: Sunday to Thursday 12am – 7am

Job Duties:
– Operating high volume, high performance machinery in line with business needs in a challenging and fast-paced environment. 
– Ensure the safety of themselves and others through their actions
– Adhere to all quality systems to ensure customer satisfaction and through BRC and ISO standards
– Ensure the maximum productivity and asset utilisation of the plant in conjunction with other relevant departments, by displaying responsibility, ownership of tasks and engagement in training and development 
– Engage, implement and adhere to LEAN techniques and culture 
– Help drive the site’s net zero energy initiatives
– Work with other functions as part of the operations team to ensure efficient running of the equipment and prioritize work as agreed
– To operate in a safe and environmentally conscious manner and ensure compliance to all accredited standards including legislative and regulatory standards
– Relentlessly strive for optimal speed, downtime minimisation, excellence and continuous improvement
– Accurate and timely completion of all relevant records and paperwork.
– To optimise equipment performance and suggest, investigate, and provide solutions for potential process improvements
– Liaising with the other departments to ensure products are produced on time, every time, delivered on time to the highest standard
– Identify, control and ensure the efficient use of energy onsite in a proactive manner to ensure all cost effective available opportunities are taken to controlling and minimising the energy usage
– To demonstrate great interpersonal skills including a commitment to treat all colleagues with dignity and respect. 
– To work as part of a team to ensure all tasks are completed to highest standards 
– To behave at all times in a courteous and professional manner.

Job Criteria: 

– 5 GCSE’s or equivalent with at least a grade C in English and Mathematics at GCSE level or equivalent
– Highly motivated, driven, proactive, can do attitude
– Strong people and interpersonal skills that is able to communicate effectively and appropriately across all levels
– Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to be flexible, prioritise workload, manage complexity and adapt to changing conditions whilst meeting strict deadlines
– Practical problem solving skills with strong root cause corrective action capabilities, including the ability to manage conflicting work demands, multitask and work under pressure in a dynamic and challenging environment
– Excellent analytical skills with the ability to manage complexity

For more information about this role, please contact our Portadown office at 028 3839 3333 and ask for Lucyna, or send your CV to:


  • Temporary
  • Lurgan
  • Closing date: Thursday 11 Jul 2024
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