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Production Operatives





Closing Date

Friday 31st May 2024


We are looking for Production Operatives to join our dynamic team. You will be on a continental shift pattern, working both days and nights. The ideal candidates will be proactive team players and have experience working effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Sheard Packaging is a successful family-run business and proud to be one of the UK’s leading independent cardboard box manufacturers. With vast investment into the business to ensure continued growth and success, we are committed to continuing to encourage and develop our employees. After all, they make our business what it is today.

If you are a motivated Production Operative looking to support cutting-edge projects and work in a collaborative environment, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join our team and make a meaningful impact. Submit your application below, including your resume and cover letter, or email it to [email protected] by Friday 31st May 2024.

Sheard Packaging has a commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion. Striving to create an open, inclusive, and equal environment free from bias and discrimination.


Key Responsibilities

  • First and foremost, understanding and complying with all Health & Safety rules.
  • Supporting the Machine Operator, who has full responsibility for the overall operation of the machine, during the day to day running of activities.
  • You must proactively help the Machine Operator during the setup of jobs.
  • It will be your responsibility to ensure all flat sheet board fed into the machine you are assigned to meets customer expectations.
  • Once trained, you should understand what checks to do before and during production and perform them at a reasonable frequency. These include, but are not limited to:
    • Board quality Feed orientation.
    • Print quality and position.
    • Bundle quantity.
  • Communication with your team is paramount and any issues must be addressed in a timely and clear manner.
  • You and your machine crew will assist each other to achieve production targets and keep your machine running at optimum efficiency.
  • The machines undergo a weekly maintenance program and once fully trained you will take part in this.
What can we offer you:
  • Free on-site parking with electric charging ports available.
  • Fantastic on-site canteen with dining area and a large selection of food to buy on-site.
  • Life Insurance for all employees.
  • Employee Assistance Platforms with Spectrum Life and MetLife – these include counselling services, well-being and digital gym platforms, as well as a huge benefits and discounts section.
  • Free Corporate Pure Gym membership.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Fresh fruit delivered daily and is free for all employees.
  • Monthly free food events.
  • 2 days per year of employer supported volunteering for every employee.
  • Talks by key speakers, which so far have included Jamie Peacock and Luke Ambler.

Skills Required

  • At least 2 years manufacturing experience.
  • Good level of understanding and communicating in English language.


Rate of pay = £29,000 per year


we take our environmental
responsibilities seriously
to give you peace of mind

We strive to ensure our entire supply chain is as sustainable as possible, beginning with the use of fully FSC®-certified materials for our products and concluding with our fuel-efficient transport fleet, supporting the Circular Economy, and helping our customers meet their environmental goals.