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Our current employees are the best ambassadors for our business and are perfectly placed to support our recruitment process by recommending friends for any vacancies we have. 

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The scheme is open to all permanent employees with the following exceptions,

  • Any individual who has influence over the recruitment decision 
  • Managers 
  • All staff working in the Human Resources Department  

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Job Title: Operator

Responsible for running all machines and products on GN, KMD, RD and label machine.


Milton Keynes, Arklow and Bridgwater

Waddington Europe (WE) T/A Par-Pak Europe Ltd


Reports to:
Shift Manager

Date Revised:
February 2020

To apply, please email your CV to


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Able to run all machines and products on GN, KMD, RD and labelling machines;
  • Able to run fast machines;
  • Fully understands combo concepts;
  • Good understanding of quality expectations;
  • Production rate usually at standard;
  • Paperwork completed correctly;
  • Duties common to all operators;
  • Support any lean manufacturing activities that may be underway, i.e. cell components, set up reduction, other cost-effective measures.
  • Uses or wears protective devices or clothing that the employer requires to be used or worn.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area
  • Comply with all policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment is maintained.
  • Abide by the company’s environmental and quality management procedures.
  • Carry out any reasonable duties we request that are within your abilities, irrespective of grade/skill level

Key working relationships

The jobholder will work under the supervision of the management but will also be expected to work under their own initiative. Interfaces with Management, Employees, Customers and Suppliers, must represent the company in a professional manner at all times.

    Person Specification

    • Basic maths skills and English skills
    • Completes the H&S Orientation
    • Positive attitude towards new ideas
    • Loyal attitude towards the Company
    • Be quality conscious