Brick Operative (Production) DESF49898

Recruiter
Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Location
Desford, Leicester
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
08 Jun 2017
Expires
06 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is one of the largest suppliers of building materials in the UK with some of the most recognisable and renowned brands in the industry including London Brick and Thermalite. They employ around 1600 people at sites across the UK. They manufacture a wide range of products, including Bricks, Blocks, Paving and Precast Concrete as well as other more specialist products.

They are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team in Desford in the position of Brick Operative.

Desford is one of their Brick manufacturing sites, the team of 95 people make about 80 million bricks per year, that is more than enough bricks reach from here to Sydney, Australia if laid end to end.

The Role

  • Before starting of the process ensure a daily safety check sheet is filled out reporting any defects immediately to the production foreman
  • To constantly monitor each stage of the process.
  • Ensure correct setting pattern is been applied as per specification sheet
  • Rectify all stoppages/malfunctions asking for assistance when needed.
  • Ensure all P.P.E is worn at all times.
  • Ensure dust extraction unit is working correctly
  • Ensure correct die is used for the product.
  • Ensure date stamp reads correctly.
  • Ensure moisture content is correct to help plasticity/ texture and strength
  • Ensure Vacuum is set correctly to specification sheet
  • Ensure lubricating oil is set correctly as not waste oil.
  • Check product periodically against specification sheet as well as squareness and size.
  • To fabricate cutting wires to keep from running out, also change die and wires when necessary to aid quality.
  • Ensure correct setting pattern is used.
  • Ensure designated brick ties required are undertaken.
  • To carry out De-Hacking operations (please see attached job competency description)
  • Ensure all housekeeping duties are carried out as and when required.
  • Report all irregularities/health & safety issues to plant managers/ production foreman.
  • When entering any guarded area relevant safe work procedure must be adhered to.
  • Undertake any relevant training as requested

The Candidate

The successful candidate will require:

  • To be skilled and competent in Building maintenance
  • A good basic understanding of Health & Safety
  • To be prepared to work shifts as required
  • To undertake work functions through risk assessment

Training / Qualification

The job requires no formal education or qualification, the role does require a minimum of 3 months training from competent operator ensuring close supervision during the period, and a competency check procedure carried out on all duties.

Training Requirements

  • Company online Induction
  • Competency Check
  • COSHH training
  • Isolation Lock off training
  • Silica Awareness training
  • Working at Height training
  • Spill kit Training
  • Manual Handling Training
  • Risk Assessment training
  • PPE awareness and training (including face fit testing)

Additional information

Working Hours Detail: 12 hours shifts nights on a four on four off shift system

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.