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Production Technician

Location: Based at Heatrod Elements Ltd, Farnworth, BL4 0AN

Salary: £10.50 - £12.00 per hour (based on experience)

Job Type: Full time, permanent

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday 07.30 to 16.00 and Friday 07.30 to 12.50

Greater Manchester based Heatrod Elements is the UK’s leading manufacturer of heating elements and associated process heating equipment required for industrial heating applications. Having recently moved into a brand new, environmentally conscious production facility in Bolton we are uniquely positioned to provide electric products and solutions using manufacturing processes which are sympathetic to our precious environment. "Renewable ways to make renewable energy friendly equipment".

Heatrod is part of the global NIBE Element Group (the world’s largest element manufacturer) and represents NIBE in the U.K. as one of over 60 Group companies that are based all over the world. We are the only U.K. based manufacturer of heating elements offering a complete package focused totally on minimum lead time, maximum flexibility and complete design service, from individual raw material components to finished solution, making Heatrod the choice for heating and measuring requirements within the U.K.

Main Purpose of the role:

  • To ensure the timely manufacture of products
  • To Support the Production Manager in achieving the required output
  • Training and development of Production Operatives and Apprentices

Key Accountabilities:

  • Supporting the Operations and Production Managers
  • Accurate recording of work activity
  • Accurate reporting of consumed materials

Main Responsibilities:

  • Efficient completion of production activities
    • Manual Assembly
    • Using hand tools
    • Operating task specific machinery
  • Adherence to the production schedule
  • Be the technical expert on specialist equipment and processes
  • Active involvement in scrap reduction activities
  • Accurate reporting of production activities via SFC
  • Achieve internal KPI’s (P-Rate, OTIF, PPM, Scrap)
  • To assist in the maintenance and upkeep of tools and equipment
  • Lead continuous improvement activities
  • Maintain a clean, safe working environment at all times
  • Report all issues to the Value Stream leader

About you:


  • GCSE Maths/English Grade A-C
  • At least 2 years in an industrial focused production/assembly environment
  • Fully IT literate and an Intermediate knowledge of the Microsoft office system, especially Word, Excel, Outlook and teams
  • Evidence of a well-practised communication skills; both verbal, non-verbal and written
  • Excellent time management and ability to multitask
  • Highly accurate data entry skills with great attention to detail
  • Accountable for self and actions
  • A positive can do attitude
  • Calm and objective with a flexible approach to work


  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent experience
  • Experience of being accountable for key projects
  • Proven ability of organizational skills and training and supporting others

What we can offer you:

  • Plenty of learning and development opportunities with this role
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing with length of service
  • Free on site parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities/progression to Technician roles
  • Referral scheme
  • Staff social events


Please apply with your CV and covering letter to [email protected]