Production Operative

4 July 2024
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 on a 2 shift pattern.

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
  • Working in a team of two on the production line within a busy plant environment
  • 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
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance is essential
  • You will be numerate and literate and a team player
  • Ability to drive a FLT with current valid license is preferred, but not essential as training can be provided
  • 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 to earn up to £33K if team production target is achieved - 10,000 logs per annum
  • Production target bonus
  • Full training programme of 12 weeks for new employees
  • 2 x 12-hour shift pattern (rota to be discussed at interview)
  • Overtime at 1.4x salary
  • 7 weeks paid holiday allowance
  • 7 x 3 days of scheduled Preventative Planned Maintenance (PPM) annually
  • Remaining shifts to cover for team members on holiday as required (still paid if not required to cover)
  • Nest Pension scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • No entitlement to carry forward annual leave

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

Renewable Energy | Log Line Operative | Assembly Operative | Wood Fuel | Manufacturing | Green Energy | Line Operative | Line Operator | Press Operative | Machine Operative

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