Footwear Production Operative

Job Category: Production Operative

Job Location: Northamptonshire

Hours: Full Time

Posted Date: February

How to apply

If you are interested in any of our positions, please apply by sending us an email with your CV and covering letter to careers@bennie.co.uk

Company Summary:

At the forefront of orthopaedic footwear for 50 years, Ken Hall manufacture an extensive range of stock, modular, and fully bespoke footwear.

At Ken Hall, we are proud of our British heritage; a legacy that we believe comes with a high level of expected service from our customers. We endeavour to provide excellence within all aspects of our company, from discovering what our customers orthotic needs are, producing the highest quality shoes to match their needs, and providing an excellent level of customer service and aftercare that our customers expect and deserve.

Working Hours:

40 hours per week. Monday – Thursday 07:30 – 16:45 with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break, and Friday 7:30 – 12:30. You are also required to work such additional hours as may be necessary for the proper performance of your duties or that may be required to fulfil role.

Job Role/Description

In order for Ken Hall products to make it to market, a number of specific steps must be followed repeatedly to properly assemble, pack, and ship them. A production operator works along an assembly path performing specialized tasks that helps move products towards the customer.

As a production operative you are a builder, fabricator, machinist, craftsmen and quality assurance all rolled into one. You work with machinery on the factory floor and with IT equipment to make sure they are set up properly, working well, and producing high-quality products in a safe environment. As a production operative you will make sure your equipment is working at full capacity, are stocked with the necessary materials and are well maintained.

A production operator must adhere to safety guidelines and ensure that final products meet high-quality standards.

Responsibilities

  • To work in several areas of footwear manufacture.
  • Have and or develop a thorough knowledge of our wide range of factory machinery and how it works.
  • Operate required machinery to complete your tasks.
  • Work in a timely main adhering to strict product lead times.
  • Work in a diligent manner inspecting and ensuring quality is at the required level.
  • Be responsible for maintaining equipment and reporting any faults.
  • Maintain the work area ensuring it is clean organized and safe.
  • Identify and report unsafe operations to Supervisor immediately.
  • Work in a safe manor adhering to the company’s health and safety instructions.

The above list of responsibilities is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post.

Competencies

  • Ability to learn on the job.
  • Flexible and able to adapt well to change.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Prioritize and manage a challenging and varied workload.
  • Hand and machine lasting would be an advantage.
  • Goodyear welted experience would be an asset.
  • CAD CAM knowledge would be of interest.
  •  An understanding of footwear patterns not essential but helpful.
  • Shoe room experience.

What We Offer

Remuneration: We offer a competitive salary  

Holiday: 24 days holiday + 8 days statutory. 

Pension: Statutory Pension contribution. 

Development: We are committed to investing in our people, so we invest in you. Development is in your hands and we want to enable this so your progression at Bennie is only limited by what you want to achieve. 

Recognition scheme:  That culminates with our annual award ceremony.  

Socials: Join us for our bi-annual socials, where you really are part of the family. 

Wellbeing: Weekly B-Fit classes in a group fitness session and on-site small gym.

Pets: Office based employees are invited to bring their well-behaved dogs in to the office.

Finally, Our long-standing family tradition, of giving staff a Christmas turkey 

How to apply

If you are interested in any of our positions, please apply by sending us an email with your CV and covering letter to careers@bennie.co.uk