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Product Operator

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Location: Bredbury
Salary: £10.57 per hour
Job Type: Permanent/Full Time

Heat Trace is part of the Global NIBE Group, part of NIBE Element (the world's largest element manufacturer) and represents NIBE in the UK as one of over 60 Group companies that are based all over the world. NIBE is a global group that develops and manufactures intelligent, energy-efficient indoor comfort solutions for all types of properties. This allows our clients to reduce their energy consumption and their impact on the environment. NIBE Element manufactures components and solutions for intelligent heating and control for industry and infrastructure.

Heat Trace is a manufacturing and engineering company with our headquarters and main manufacturing unit in Helsby Cheshire, we also have two manufacturing facilities at Bredbury, Stockport. The prime activity of the business is the manufacture of highly technical heating cables for use predominantly in the oil and gas and advanced processing industries.


About the role:

Preference would be given to individuals with extrusion experience. However, this is not essential as extensive training will be provided with the aim of developing the successful applicants into a multi skilled operator on all our extrusion machines.

The successful candidate will work within a busy machine environment and must be able to demonstrate relevant experience (if any). The job holder will contribute to the production of products of the highest quality through the operation of manufacturing machinery in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), whilst always working safely and in accordance with H&S procedures.



Must be flexible, work shifts and overtime as required.


Duties to include:

Key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Operating cable manufacturing equipment in line with process specifications
  • Monitoring the production process for signs of deviation from prescribed standards and correcting such deviations where appropriate
  • Reporting significant deviations to production co-ordinators or managers and seeking support for resolution of process issues
  • Always Keeping working area clean and tidy
  • Updating computer systems with manufacturing data to reflect work completed and materials used
  • Conducting prescribed health and safety checks relating to the work area
  • Undertake training across various machines and processes as required
  • To complete timesheets and/or production sheets as required
  • Communicating clearly with fellow operators at shift handover to advise the status of the work schedules and the condition of the equipment
  • Complete handover to oncoming shift team members


Skills and Qualities required:

  • High standards of quality and attention to detail
  • Hardworking with a sense of pride in doing the job well
  • Interest in engineering and how equipment works
  • Ability to communicate verbally with peers and managers
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills and self-development
  • Energetic, positive attitude
  • Supportive of others and values the principles of teamwork

Company Benefits:

  • Cash Health Plan
  • Free on-site parking
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, rising with length of service
  • Company events
  • Company pension scheme
  • 5 day company sick pay scheme



In the first instance, please send a covering letter and CV to Nicola Fletcher at [email protected]