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Machine Operator

We have a vacancy for a full time Machine Operator based At National Bee Supplies in Okehampton (approx. 37.5 hrs per week)

We have invested in this new machinery and the successful candidate will be responsible for the running of this equipment. Full training will be given and you will be supported by current NBS staff. In addition to this you will be trained in the art of woodcutting and assembly of our top quality cedar wood beehives, frames and other wooden products.

At National Bee Supplies in Okehampton we are expanding our business by starting production of beeswax foundation; this is an essential piece of equipment for all beehives.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team at National Bee Supplies.

Main Responsibilities
  • To feed blocks of beeswax into melting tanks
  • Decant the processed wax for cooling
  • Set up the semi-automated machinery to produce beeswax sheets
  • Monitor the quality of foundation sheets and adjust equipment where necessary
  • Fix issues with the machinery when necessary
  • Package & label finished product. Palletise for shipping
  • To work with different cutting equipment to produce hive parts
  • To work on the assembly of hive parts
  • To work on the production of other wooden items
  • Ensuring stock is merchandised correctly in the warehouse
  • To follow Health and Safety regulations
  • To ensure cleanliness is maintained in the work area
  • Have proven experience as a Machine Operator
  • To have an eye for accuracy and precision
  • To understand and follow production procedures
  • To have a sensible methodical nature
  • To be driven to work on their own or as part of a team
  • Physical Stamina & Strength

Salary: £15,795 per annum

Hours of work: Permanent, Full time 1950 hours per year, approx. 37.5 per week.

Start date: November 2018

Please send an up to date CV and covering letter to:

Dawn Sylvester, HR Manager, Suttons Consumer Products Ltd, Woodview Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7NG


Closing date: Friday 16th November 2018

Last updated: 24th October 2018