Machine Operative


Job Description

Are you an experienced Machine Operative? Do you consider yourself to be an asset to a busy team? Are you based in or around Livingston?

Role: Machine Operative
Shift Pattern: 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am rotation
Hours:40 hours a week
Duration: 6 months initally
Salary: 16.42ph

About the role DS Smith are looking for a Machine Operative to join the team and play a vital role in achieving the business goals of our Packaging division, which produces corrugated packaging solutions for a range of customers in the FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Electronics and Industrial sectors.


  • You will be responsible for the safe operation of machinery, ensuring efficiencies are maximised and downtime is minimised.
  • You will have set productivity and performance targets to achieve, ensuring that consistent quality standards are met, and you will need to ensure that maintenance and cleaning tasks are carried out correctly, in line with the planned maintenance schedule.
  • We’d also like for you to support and assist with improvement initiatives, as and when they arise.
  • Health & Safety is our number one priority and therefore You will be accountable for your own health and the health and safety of others, operating in line with safe systems of work (SSOW) and company procedures, immediately raising any unsafe acts with those concerned and reporting health and safety incidents to management, to ultimately help create a safe working environment for all.

In this role you will also:

  • Self-motivated, positive, enthusiastic
  • Puts safety first
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good Team Player
  • Quality conscious
  • Positive approach to multi-skilled working
  • To be open minded, flexible to challenge and the ability to challenge and be challenged

Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.