Production Operator

LocationPortlaoise, Ireland
DepartmentProduction
Reports ToTeam Leaders
Position Overview
  • The Production Operator is responsible to support the business for the safe, efficient and
    effective operation of plant equipment and processes
  • The Production Operator will perform a variety of activities, including Dispensing,
    thinning/blending, set up of equipment for various plant tasks, filling/ packaging of products,
    assisting with the loading/unloading of finished goods, warehouse receiving/Dispatch (work with
    the weighbridge system liaising with driver)
  • Operating mobile plant on site as required such as forklifts
  • Conducting plant checks & inspections, along with responding to any alarms, carrying out fault
    finding & first line maintenance (on pumps, gearboxes, conveyors etc.)
  • The role may involve shift work to support business volumes
  • Previous experience in a similar chemical batch manufacturing environment would be
    advantageous. Ability to follow written and verbal instruction from others in a busy factory
    environment
  • Knowledge/awareness of Health & Safety and Environmental regulations is preferable
  • Good document practices in adherence to regulatory requirements while performing all tasks.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • At least 5 years’ experience as an operator on complex processes is essential
  • Previous experience working within a GMP environment site is desirable
  • Recording and analyzing process data to inform decision making and recommendations
  • Experience writing/ modifying SOPs is desirable – Participate effectively in writing/revising/
    rolling out accurate operational procedures, training materials
  • Experience in process development and/ or commissioning new plant where outcomes are less
    certain and there is a need for flexibility
  • Handling hazardous chemicals
  • Experience operating with Safe Systems of work including Permits
  • Competent with hand tools and basic maintenance is desirable
  • Experience in continuous improvement – by actively using Lean Six Sigma methodology, Kaizen events, performing root cause analysis, using standard tools and methods to resolve issues e.g. FMEA, Fishbone diagrams, 5 why’s etc.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Safety conscious- can demonstrate a safety-first approach and having made a positive impact on safety in previous roles
  • Adaptability- able to provide examples of adapting to changing circumstances and over- coming technical and/ or operational problems
  • Independence- has worked as part of a small independent team with little direct supervision
  • Teamwork- able to demonstrate supporting colleagues and the company to achieve challenging targets, good team working skills and good communication skills
  • Innovative- able to provide examples where improvements have been made by the individual
  • Can- do- Attitude – supportive of the company’s mission and purpose. Readily takes on challenges and strives to overcome challenges and set- backs
  • Flexibility with Shifts if required
  • Excellent, professional work ethic willing to learn, develop and grow as an operative
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent required
  • Certificate or Diploma preferred, ideally in a related discipline
  • Would have prior related work experience; ideally in a manufacturing, GMP setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job-related computer applications required.
Qualities
  • Dedicated to business objectives and continuous improvement through adaptability, innovation and agility
  • Possesses Company values of Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Commitment coupled with the ability to accept and drive change.