Production Operative

25 May 2023
Eccleshall, United Kingdom
Job Type


Production Operative sought to join the newly formed environmentally friendly Wood briquettes team at our client’s established biomass-fuelled 2.6MW generation plant in Eccleshall, Stafford. Our client is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Biomass plant and reuse waste heat from the plant to produce log briquettes, a replacement for coal and charcoal for domestic and commercial use sold in retail and garage outlets.

Job Description:

  • Set up the log press
  • Monitor performance of screw presses
  • Ensure automated bunding and strap machine is working to meet production targets
  • Removing pallets of hot logs into cooling store using the FLT
  • Returning cooled logs of pallets to wrapping machine for wrapping before storing for onward sale using FLT

The Person:

  • The Applicant should have experience from a production operative environment
  • Some mechanical handling or practical experience in conveyors and running process machines including changing strap cartridges, film material, labels would be advantageous
  • You will be numerate and literate and a team player (3 in a shift rota, 2 on rest days) and happy to work shifts and on your own.
  • Eight hour shifts of 6-2, 2-10, 10-6
  • Ability to drive a FLT with current valid license
  • You will be a reliable individual, a good team player but happy to work on your own with a willingness to learn and have an interest in clean renewable energy.
  • Due to the location of the plant you will need to be car owner/driver, they are not located near a public transport route.


  • Base salary £26,400, additional earning potential to £33K if the production target is achieved - 10,000 logs per annum as a team.
  • Full training programme of 12 weeks for new employees
  • Salary paid on 220 shifts period per year, with 175 shifts rostered per year and 45 shift for providing maintenance and shift cover for colleagues
  • Shift Pattern: 6 days on, 4 days off with a weekly average of 29.6 hours per week
  • 7 weeks paid holiday allowance
  • 3 weeks scheduled Preventative Planned Maintenance (PPM) x 7 per year
  • Remaining shifts to cover for team members on holiday as required (still paid if not required to cover)
  • Monthly or quarterly production target bonus
  • Nest Pension scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • No entitlement to carry forward annual leave
  • To start in January 2023

Production Operative
Ecceshall, Staffordshire
£26,400 starting salary to £33,000 which includes production target bonuses + benefits

Renewable Energy | Green Replacement Fuel | Production Operative | Wood Fuel | Manufacturing|

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