Production Operator - Temp - Smelting

The Refining and Chemicals Europe (R&CE) business has two key sites in the UK, one in Brimsdown, Middlesex and the other in Royston, Hertfordshire. Employing over 560 people, the refining side of the business concentrates on refining precious metals for utilisation by other internal businesses and external customers. The chemical products side is a leading manufacturer of Platinum Group Metal (PGM) and minor metal compounds, organometallics and fine metal powders for high technology applications, ranging from catalysis to advanced coating applications.
We have vacancies for Production Operators to join our Smelting team in Brimsdown. The role operates and maintains the various processes in a safe and proper manner as directed by the Team Leader. Tasks are varied and include manual activities, operation of Forklift trucks, plant operation and reporting via PC based packages. Operators are responsible for ensuring they and their colleagues work is in accordance with all relevant Production and Environmental, Health and Safety procedures, including prompt reporting of any incidents or accidents.
Key responsibilities:
To comply with all Environmental, Health and Safety procedures, including the use of PPE, safe working and incident reporting.
To undertake process operations as directed by the Team Leader, in accordance with all relevant production procedures and process instructions.
Smelting Department - the operation of vehicles, machinery and furnace equipment. Work requires the wearing of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE).
Are you the ideal candidate?
The successful applicants will need to demonstrate their ability to work as part of a team, as well as being self-motivated, and able to use their initiative. A Forklift license is desirable, as training would be offered for the right candidate. P revious production experience in a manufacturing/Lean environment is desirable and experience of working with chemicals would be a significant advantage. The ability to understand and follow Health & Safety instructions is essential. The successful candidates will be given comprehensive training. You will also be required to work a rotating 24/7 shift pattern of 2's and 3's.
We offer a competitive package including, amongst other benefits, a company pension scheme, 20 days annual leave, a medical cash plan, company bonus and a share incentive plan after a qualifying period.
How to apply:
Please apply online at and follow the links to the careers page. Internal applicants must inform their line manager before applying.
Closing date for applications: 27th November 2017
Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
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