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Machine Setter

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently looking for a Machine Setter to join our friendly team at the Stancombe site in Bristol. This role will offer suitable candidates the opportunity for training as well as development opportunities within Tarmac.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

A typical day working for Packed Products as the Machine Setter will include:​

  • Improving the safety, quality and productivity standards on site – I will be responsible for my own and my team's safety in accordance with current health and safety regulations​

  • Having timely and well-engineered resolutions to breakdowns providing a solutions focused approach​

  • To produce quality packed aggregates to a production gold standard, in accordance with customer specifications across multiple product variations​

  • I will be fully accountable for machine production outputs aligned to the sites S&OP production targets on a monthly basis​

  • Complete all daily machinery standard checks; ensuring all documentation is completed relating to safety, performance, availability and quality requirements​

  • Responsible for all machine specific OLM Schedules; including recording and reporting aligned to best in class performance as per skills matrix​

  • To support Mobile Fitting teams in fault diagnosis, repairs and planned maintenance activities​

  • Set up and operate automated machines in accordance with production requirements on site and aligned to the training matrix ​

  • Responsible for critical spares, inventory management, on-shelf availability, re-ordering process aligned to an efficient Kanban/FIFO philosophy​

  • Ensure housekeeping and visual standards are maintained across all production areas in line with health and safety, CI objectives and 5S requirements – being proud of your equipment and working environment​

  • Delivering localised training commensurate with the production operation; transferring skills, knowledge and behaviours to peers, acting as a lead trainer and mentor for future succession planning. The key is the continuous assessment of training delivered to maintain best in class performance​

  • Adhere to all company rules and policies and showing leadership on site to positively challenge behaviours and actions that do not meet the Tarmac standards​

  • To maintain high levels of work performance including attendance, timekeeping and taking pride in your role, individually and collectively

The Ideal Candidate

The following transferable skills and qualifications are beneficial in this role:​

  • IOSH advantageous​

  • Experience in a fast–paced production industry​

  • Proven Operational/Engineering  Experience

  • Communication​

  • Leadership ​

  • Good planning and organisation​

  • Problem solving ​

  • Lean manufacturing 


Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme  
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future? 


Tarmac Trading Limited


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