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  • Shift Manager – Telford

    Are you an experienced Shift Manager looking for a new challenge? Or are you an experienced Team Leader ready to step up to the next level?

    We are looking for a Shift Manager to join our Production team at our paper converting site in Telford, Shropshire. You will be responsible for ensuring that production output, quality and efficiency is achieved for your shift, whilst ensuring your team are trained and the safety objectives of your shifts are achieved in line with our group policies and procedures.

    Job Opportunity

    Duties of the Shift Manager will include but not be limited to:

    • ensuring production always operates to maximise line efficiency, minimise cost, and safeguard safety and quality.
    • building and fostering a team environment across all shifts.
    • working collaboratively with various teams including Engineering, Quality, H & S, Stores, and HR to deliver the best possible production efficiency. 
    • managing the daily staffing levels and the process for controlling holidays as well as ensuring the crewing sheet is accurately completed and all departments are aware of the resources available.
    • ensuring that the team members on shift are trained to perform the expected tasks and the sign-off documentation is completed and verified.
    • leading a team, motivating the operators to achieve targets and have the correct values and beliefs.
    • managing direct reports and using performance management framework to develop operators as business requirements.
    • ensuring that all necessary laws and compliance standards (both statutory and our internal standards) are complied with.
    • clearly communicating line performance daily and hourly targets in a professional and focused manner.
    • ensuring data accuracy for Key Performance Indicators for line performance, inventory / work in progress, plan vs actual, etc.
    • interfacing with the Quality Department as appropriate to ensure all QC procedures are adhered to through the teams.
    • managing daily SOR meetings with your shift to foster open communication.
    • taking responsibility for reaching pre-defined objectives in compliance with health and safety, and environmental standards.

    This role would suit candidates with experience in a FMCG manufacturing environment and leading a team as a Shift Manager, Team Leader, Production Manager, Line Manager, or in a similar role. Apply today, and we’ll be in touch with the next steps towards your new career!

    Company Benefits

    • Company pension
    • Life assurance
    • Free company products
    • Free on-site parking
    • Retail, holidays, cinema, and gyms discounts
    • Wellness programmes, including Employee Assistance Program and OnDemand GP service
    • Free early access to pay scheme

    Essential Skills

    • Previous supervisory experience in leading and mentoring a team of at least 20 people.
    • TPM/lean manufacturing knowledge and application.
    • Previous experience of working in a FMCG manufacturing environment.
    • Problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • You will ideally hold qualifications in people management and health and safety.
  • Production Operative – Telford

    Are you an experienced Manufacturing or Production Operative? Are you interested in starting your career in the industry?

    If you’re searching for an opportunity to develop your skills in a manufacturing role using state-of-the-art machinery, with opportunities for career progression, look no further!

    We are recruiting Production Operatives to join our team based in Telford.

    Job Opportunity

    As a Production Operative you’ll be responsible for running high-speed machinery safely, efficiently, and effectively. This includes performing quality and safety checks, troubleshooting issues, and making adjustments as needed.

    The main focus of this role is teamwork, safety, and working to high standards.

    Production Operative Duties

    • Operating and monitoring machinery to ensure production runs smoothly and efficiently.
    • Conducting regular quality checks on finished products to ensure they meet the required standards.
    • Undertaking routine maintenance and cleaning of the machinery.
    • Assisting with the loading and unloading of materials.
    • Adhering to quality, health, and safety procedures and regulations.
    • Keeping accurate records of production output and downtime and working as a team to reach output targets.
    • Carrying out pre-use machinery checks, identifying any issues or faults.

    If you have experience or an interest in developing skills in manufacturing and production, FMCG, as a Factory Operative, Skilled Operative, Machine Operator, Production Operative, or Manufacturing Operative, apply today!

    Company Benefits

    • Company pension
    • Life assurance
    • Free company products
    • Free on-site parking
    • Retail, holidays, cinema, and gyms discounts
    • Wellness programmes, including Employee Assistance Program and OnDemand GP service
    • Free early access to pay scheme

    Essential Skills

    Essential Criteria

    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work to high standards.
    • Good communication and teamwork skills.
    • Willingness to learn and follow instructions.
    • Ability to adhere to health, safety and quality standards.
    • Excellent attendance and timekeeping
    • Good time management and organisational skills.
    • Flexibility to work rotating shift patterns if required.

    Desirable Criteria

    Previous experience in manufacturing or production, or as a machine operator in an FMCG environment is desirable but not essential, as full training will be provided.


  • Maintenance Technician – Oldham

    Employment Type: Full time

    If you have experience as a Multi-skilled Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Engineer or in a similar engineering role, apply for this Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician role today!

    Purpose of the Job

    • To provide both a reactive and pro-active, multi-skilled maintenance service for all operational equipment and site facilities.
    • To ensure all equipment is performing to the optimum levels.
    • To ensure all equipment meets acceptable safety standards.

    Key Responsibilities of the Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technician

    • Ensuring all Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is completed safely, cost effectively, on time and to a satisfactory standard.
    • Reporting to the Site Engineering Manager and being capable of acting as proxy if required.
    • Providing a service that ensures all mechanical and electrical equipment is running to optimum performance levels and that all departmental Service Level Agreement’s and Key Performance Indicators are met.
    • Reacting in a timely manner to maintenance requests.
    • Following common processes and standards within the engineering department including Safety, Quality, Environment, and Security.
    • Maximizing availability of all mechanical and electrical equipment through continuous improvement.


    • Qualification in a relevant engineering discipline or served a full engineering apprenticeship.
    • Background in tissue/paper converting, printing, or similar industries would be advantageous.
    • Significant practical engineering experience.
    • Proven knowledge/experience of PLCs including Siemens S5 and S7.
    • Multi-skilled in both electrical and mechanical disciplines (60/40 split).
    • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability.
    • Significant experience of AC and DC motors and drives.
    • Excellent English communication skills (written & verbal) at all levels.
    • Experience of working to appropriate health & safety standards and regulations.

    Company Benefits

    • Company pension
    • Life assurance
    • Free company products
    • Free on-site parking
    • Retail, holidays, cinema, and gyms discounts
    • Wellness programmes, including Employee Assistance Program and OnDemand GP service
    • Free early access to pay scheme


  • Application Support Engineer

    Employment Type: Full time

    Reporting to the Application & Integration Architect, this new role will focus on the opportunities for developing automation and reporting around our core business systems – be that low-code Apps to remove manual entry and re-keying; consolidated reporting and analytics or integrating the flow of information between our systems.  This will include leveraging our investment in Microsoft technologies – Power Platform, Power Apps, Power Automate, Sharepoint & Teams.


    • Liaising across the business to understand requirements, recommend & apply solutions
    • Supporting project implementations from initial training through to ongoing running
    • Developing innovative, scalable, robust ‘low-code’ solutions to improve operational efficiency, administration & working practices
    • Providing first and second-line support; striving for a ‘fix-it-once’ approach
    • Becoming our subject matter expert in Microsoft’s Power Platform and related Sharepoint automation technologies
    • Sharing knowledge & good practice including suitable documentation & support guides
    • Being a trusted advisor, enhancing the profile and visibility of IT through regular attendance and presence at our sites


    • Relevant experience in a hands-on IT role in an FMCG or similar manufacturing environment
    • A solid understanding of fundamental IT integration concepts and logic
    • Knowledge of Microsoft’s Power Platform / Power Automate / Sharepoint automation or similar technologies
    • A logical, analytical, and creative approach to problem-solving
    • A meticulous and methodical approach to work
    • Able to communicate in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
    • A positive team player, you’ll be agile and flexible in your approach and prepared to roll your sleeves up across IT systems and infrastructure to support business needs
    • Ability to prioritise and organise workload so that deadlines are met
    • Show an enthusiasm to succeed and develop in a fast-moving, forward-thinking business


    This role has a hybrid work pattern.  Contractually home based, with an expectation that circa 60% of the week will be at a company site – primarily either Oldham or Telford.

    Closing Date: 29th September 2023

Speculative Application

  • Speculative Application

    We are always looking for new talent to join Northwood. If you think you might be the right fit for us, then please complete the form below.

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