Slitting Operative

Do you want to work for an industry-leading manufacturer in an accredited work environment, for an employer that invests in your personal and professional growth? If so, you could be our next team member here at Parkside. We’re currently looking for a Slitting Operative to join our team.

With over 70 years of packaging design and development history, we are a leader in the manufacture of innovative sustainable packaging. Our 180 employees operate internationally from two sites in the UK and Malaysia and support a wide range of FMCG markets. Our customers range from blue-chip brands through to smaller, independent companies.

We’re committed to being an employer of choice, and every team member has access to training and support from our expert Operations team.

We’re looking for the following skills, attributes, and experiences that can make our team even better.




Job Title: Slitting Operative                                                                                                        

Reports to: Shift Manager

Salary: Up to £29,150.00 per year

Hours of work: Three week rotating 12-hour shift system

Main Purpose: To effectively and efficiently operate the company’s machines within the secondary print environment (i.e. Conversion, Laser, etc) within the required H&S restrictions and to achieve high quality standards.


Main DutiesDelivered ThroughMeasured by
Adhere to Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.· Health & Safety remains a non-negotiable.  Always work in a safe manner.

· Ensure safety, environment and quality always remain a priority.

· Be involved in the Near Miss programme and actively support and encourage your team members in the identification and close out of any near misses

· Always ensure your working environment and equipment in your area is safe and fit for purpose.

· Zero lost time accidents


· Clean safe working environment

Operate the Slitter machine to strict KPIs· Operate the appropriate machinery to produce products of the required quality and within customers’ specifications.

· Constantly monitor output to ensure that it is of the standard required, rejecting any that does not meet the standards.

· Take appropriate corrective action to rectify problems as they may occur.

· Make any necessary adjustments to machinery to ensure that the required product quality is maintained.

· Ensure any adjustments made are recorded and documented within the SPC procedures.

· Ensure all relevant information is accurately input into the company’s business system for shop floor data collection purposes.

· Carry out the required QA testing to ensure the product meets customers’ requirements and strict specifications and accurately record results.

· Ensure the operation of the machinery remains within minimum waste, and quality rejects.

· Assist in the general preventative maintenance of the machine including cleaning of heads etc.,

· Minimum NCRs on shift



· All information recorded on Radius







· Weekly / Monthly KPI stats displayed to team



· Minimal downtime



General· Working with other Parkside colleagues to ensure the implementation of the company’s policies and goals.

· Maintain regular, consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, and adherence to relevant health & safety procedures at all times.

· Be flexible to support and assist outside normal working hours when necessary.

· Assist with other activities within the realm of your capabilities when required.



Attributes required to perform the above Job Description

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is essential
  • IT Literate with experience in operating computer-operated machines
  • Well-organised, able to plan and work to demanding deadlines
  • Good attention to detail
  • A team player with an enthusiastic approach
  • Ability to work flexibly to suit the needs of the business


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking


  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • No weekends


  • Machine Operator: 1 year (required)


  • Normanton, WF6 1RL (required)

To apply please send your letter of application and CV to

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