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Production Operator - Fixed Term Contract



Cramlington NE23, UK
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024

Company Description

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Avery Dennison is an equal opportunity employer.
Please let us know if we can support you with reasonable accommodations throughout the application process by contacting our team via [email protected].

Job Description

Production Operator - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Start Date: asap

Location: Cramlington, Northumberland

Salary/Shift Allowance: £29,750 (includes 25% shift allowance) with step progression

Hours: 40 hours per week, working on a 12 hour shift pattern

What we can offer:

  • Attractive salary package / Bonus opportunity (3%)
  • 25 days annual leave plus usual bank holidays (pro rated to your shift pattern)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health benefit cash plan
  • Pension with up to 10% Employer contributions
  • Life assurance 4 x basic salary
  • Employee Assistance scheme including life & legal advice.
  • Free on site Parking
  • Subsidised Hot/cold food Canteen
  • Structured learning and development / Mentoring program
  • International environment
  • Events such as International Women’s Day, Earth Day, etc.
  • A growing, and welcoming team with a good spirit!

*We are very proud to confirm that we are a Better Health at Work - Gold award Employer*

This role is subject to right-to-work checks as per UK Employment Law.

We do not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates

We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Operator at our factory in Cramlington, to join our Operations Team.

The purpose of the role is to make certain that the Cramlington Site is satisfying its internal and external customers through the following:

Undertaking a variety of production tasks which could include the operation of paper slitting machinery/automated packing line, picking and returning material from stock and inventory control, packing and fork-truck driving. Working as part of a team, the Production Operator will be required to support and contribute towards the drive for continuous improvement and support departmental improvement initiatives encompassing People; Safety; Quality; Service & Cost.

Your mission

  • Make safety number one priority at all times
  • Ensure 100% support of Behavioural Safety Programme and active support across the shift
  • Be an effective member of the Team in line with business goals via daily supervision and the application of the Avery Dennison GPS process
  • Demonstrate excellent teamwork with counterparts on other shifts and other key contacts within the Plant and Avery Dennison organisation
  • Support and drive continuous improvement initiatives across the shift in line with key quality targets i.e. Quality Index; Customer Complaints; Quality Audit Schedules
  • Work closely with Process Engineering and Quality department to identify and address main drivers affecting quality and implement solutions
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives to drive key service metrics i.e. flexibility; reliability; volume flexibility
  • Work closely with Engineering to ensure effective support and maintenance around critical production assets


  • Strong team player
  • Effective communicator
  • Results driven and willing to take initiatives
  • High level of safety awareness – i.e. Demonstrated competencies in Risk Assessment; Permit to work and the Avery Dennison Behavioural Safety Programme preferred
  • Strong analytical skills/problem solving abilities
  • Computer literate essential
  • High degree of commitment, values and integrity
  • Able to demonstrate track record of delivering results in line with business goals
  • Experience of working within a process operation environment
  • Computer literate essential
  • High degree of commitment, values and integrity
  • Able to demonstrate track record of delivering results in line with business goals
  • Experience of working within a process operation environment

Additional Information

What are the next steps?

1) We will review your CV
2) If the answer is positive, you will receive an invitation for an automatic video interview.
3) If the video interview is successful, you will receive an invitation for a final interview and a possible contract offer.

Good luck!


At Avery Dennison we are committed to fostering an environment of inclusion as an integral part of the employee experience.

We're committed to workplace diversity because it’s the right thing to do – both for employees and for the business. We create a more inclusive workplace where every employee has an opportunity to be and do their very best.

So whatever your race, sexuality, disability, religion, gender or even non-gender, we recognise and celebrate your differences.

Every voice. Every day