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Production Lead Operator
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Location: Chelmsford
Job ref: 913222
About the role

Just Recruitment is supporting a well-regarded and long-standing business in Chelmsford – looking to add a Production Lead Operator to its team.

Ideally, you will have practical knowledge of corrugated box making to join the company’s expanding production team.

Duties include:

  • “Hands-on” lead from the front of a small team to produce quality corrugated cases.
  • Prepare and plan the daily requirements for the production of corrugated products, with the assistance of the Production Manager.
  • Oversee and guide operatives to the standard necessary to complete these tasks.
  • Maintain the shop floor, products and records to the standards agreed.
  • Operate production machinery and equipment to manufacture bespoke corrugated products.
  • Follow strict standard operating procedures and safety guidelines to ensure efficient and safe production processes.
  • Assemble components as required.
  • Carry out scheduled competency training on operatives.
  • Operate machinery, hand tools and power tools to complete assigned tasks.


  • Deliver clear instructions/expectations on daily workload in a daily shop floor meeting.
  • Monitor production emails throughout the course of each day and action promptly as well as appropriately.
  • Ensure all daily work scheduled is completed in a timely manner and as per job sheets.
  • Advise management of any potential problems; also advise the sales team if any problems have the potential to adversely affect the quality or delivery of the product. In addition, assist in prompt rectification.
  • Ensure full understanding of all procedures and associated machines.
  • Lead and motivate staff to create a dynamic team, ensuring they are kept up-to-date with business objectives and matters of health and safety by supporting the Production Manager with regular meetings.

Monday to Thursday, 08.00 to 16.30.

Friday 08.00 to 15.30.

Free parking is available on-site.

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