Current Opportunities

General Operative

To support in production processes with the flexibility to move between different departments as required, such as, Stores, Material Handling, Drills.

Job Title:

General Operative


Production & Stores

Reports to:

Business Unit Leader

  1. Job Description:

Main Purpose:

To support in production processes with the flexibility to move between different departments as required, such as, Stores, Material Handling, Drills.

Stores main tasks and duties:

  • Ensure all materials/products are received through correct processes
  • goods off load, verify against paperwork and check quality
  • Quality check all internal manufactured products/parts before despatch to customer
  • Ensure shortage identified & logistics
  • Report quality issues
  • Ensure correct stock management is put away in appropriate location within warehouse environment e.g. racking and shelving
  • Maintain excellent housekeeping standards - ensure storage, facility equipment and materials are kept n a neat, clean and orderly fashion

Material Handler main tasks and duties:

  • Efficiently unload and store raw material in appropriate areas
  • Verify quantity of good received and quality check has been carried out
  • Prepare product for next process and deliver to required area of factory
  • Conduct stock takes and order stock as required
  • Sort cuttings
  • Report quality issues
  • Maintain the facilities equipment and materials in a neat, clean and orderly fashion
  • On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift

Drills main tasks and duties:

  • Operation of the drills
  • Countersinking
  • Operation of tap arms
  • Reading and interpretation of engineering drawings


  • Prepare and Update Documentation within despatch department e.g. delivery note

Health and Safety:

  • Carry out duties at all times in a safe and responsible manner whilst conforming to current Health and Safety Regulations.


  • Ensure communications are maintained at the highest possible level with colleagues and keep your Manager advised of impending situations which could develop into more serious problems.
  • Develop mutual respect with all employees and colleagues, by ensuring that all dealings are objective and impartial


  • Ensure compliance with the Company's Equal Opportunity Policy and maintain a neutral working environment
  • Assist in any other activities at the request of Management that may be required to support business needs.
  1. General Competencies:

Competencies support and complement the vision, mission and values of the company. They are the behaviours all employees should demonstrate on a daily basis to ensure we meet our business objectives.


  • Anticipates & resolves conflict in a win-win manner;
  • Is able to influence others through logical communication;
  • Provides timely feedback in a constructive way;
  • Able to communicate to & on behalf of team.


  • Recognises efforts of others & actively listens, encourages those around them;
  • Creates a positive team spirit to support the achievement of objectives;
  • Ensures the team as a whole is working towards one common goal/purpose.


  • Helps develop others’ ideas within the team & drives the team to achieve their goals;
  • Defines new processes & implements them;
  • Takes risks & makes positive steps even in the toughest of situations;
  • Makes positive changes happen, even if they seem impossible at the beginning.


  • Adjusts plans & activities to respond to business needs;
  • Communicates the need for change & takes account of the bigger picture;
  • Provides structures, systems & support mechanisms during change;
  • Prepares, coaches and supports others to adapt to large scale change.

Customer Focus

  • Ensures customer needs are incorporated into department plan;
  • Identifies & analyses customer needs & anticipates future needs;
  • Sets performance standards for customer service;
  • Monitors quality of customer service.


  • Encourages creativity in others & supports where necessary;
  • Encourages the implementation of innovative solutions in the team & the business;
  • Encourages sharing between teams to promote new approaches.
  1. Personnel Specification:

Essential Criteria:

  • 2 years experience of working within a manufacturing/production environment
  • High level of knowledge of reading and understanding numbers
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of working with Metal products
  • Understanding of production processes from receiving goods in, manufacturing/production, to despatch
  • Flexible in approach to work and have an ability to carry out, where necessary, other tasks
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Desirable Criteria:

  • Ability to liaise in a professional manner with customers
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office applications
  • Clean driving license
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To apply, email your CV to hr@hutchinson-engineering.co.uk, complete the form below or call 028 2954 0302

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