Machine Minder

Cogent Staffing

Cogent Staffing are recruiting on behalf of our Halifax based client for Production Operatives to join them on a temporary to permanent basis. It is essential you have experience relevant to the role and are punctual, reliable and hardworking in order to be offered a permanent contract after a 12 week qualifying period.


  • Training on days (12 hour shifts 06:00-18:00) including work during the week and on Saturday/Sunday
  • After 12 weeks training you will move onto working both days and nights
  • Days are 06:00-18:00, nights are 18:00-06:00
  • £12.07 per hour
  • Weekly pay
  • Average 38.5 hours per week
  • Ongoing, temporary to permanent opportunity for the right person

Employee benefits:

  • Monthly food days!
  • Upskilling and training schemes!
  • 2 paid charity days once permanent!
  • Fresh fruit daily!
  • Brand new canteen area with free tea/coffee!
  • And more!!

The role:

To work as part of a team and to ensure you are maximising the efficiency of the machine you are working on. Ensuring at all times you are working in a safe manner and manufacturing a high quality product to the customer’s specification.

  • The Machine Operator has full responsibility for the overall operation of the machine and you will support him/her during the day to day running of activities. If they ask you to do something for them you must be willing to do it.
  • You must pro-actively help the Machine Operator during the setup of jobs.
  • All maintenance on the machine must be carried out in a safe manner with the machine locked off at all times whilst working on it. All activities during the maintenance must be carried out effectively to ensure the maintenance stoppage is productive. Report any issues found during maintenance to the Machine Operator immediately.
  • You must ensure every pallet is checked for quality issues i.e. colour, fish tailing etc.
  • As a Feeder you must ensure all flat sheet board fed into the machine meets customer expectations.
  • The scores on the sheet board are not always in the same position. If this is the case the material must be fed into the machine in the correct direction.
  • Ensure the feed gate is set for the correct thickness of material.
  • Communicate with other team members regarding any issues in a timely and clear manner.
  • Assist other team members to achieve production targets.
  • As a Palletiser you are the last person to see the finished product before it is palletised for despatch, attention to detail and good communication skills are essential.
  • As a palletiser it is your responsibility to ensure the order specific palletisation instructions are followed for each and every order.
  • As a palletiser you will put the pallet labels onto the pallet. Make sure you fully understand the labels and are able to check them against the works order to ensure the correct label is applied to the corresponding pallet.
  • Ensure each and every pallet presents a good impression of the product inside.

The candidate:

  • Must have a good understanding of quality standards and be eager to work to expectation as per both the company and industry set standards
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to communicate effectively within the scope of the role
  • Basic computer skills
  • A good understanding of manufacturing processes and procedures
  • Experience of working on machines
  • Understand good Health & Safety practices
  • Candidates will be offered a temporary to permanent opportunity following a walk around of the machine operating setting and successful interview.

Cogent Staffing is an equal opportunities recruiter, and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation, or age.