Job Title: General Operative
Department: Production & Stores
Reports to: Business Unit Leader
Responsible for: N/A


  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
  • Surface finishing parts, such as: Galv prep, bead blasting, Duralac painting, rumbler, etc
  • Use of equipment in stores department, grinding, stud welding, guillotine, air riveting, etc
  • Ensure customer orders are complete, packaged & despatched
  • Ensure shortage identified & logistics
  • Report quality issues
  • Ensure correct stock management is put away in appropriate location within warehouse environment 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.

Communication ·         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.

Teamwork ·         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.

Initiative ·         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.

Adaptability ·         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.

Innovation ·         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 licence

Please email your CV to or call HR on 028 29540302