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There are currently 41 job vacancies:

 

Production Engineer, Ellesmere Port

Position - Production Engineer x1 - permanent

Hours of Work - Monday to Friday, 8:00 - 17:00

Salary -  This is a salaried role and will be discussed on application.

Experiance and Requirements:

Reporting to the Engineering Manager and working alongside project management and other engineering colleagues this role carries responsibility for contibuting to the efficient start up and smooth running of an operation that will ultimately be processing, packaging and warehousing several hundreds of thousands of tonnes of finished product. There will be heavy accent on the introduction, development and continuance of lean manufactoring techniques coupled with significant workforce engagement and the injection of an involved, continuous improvement culture operating to the highest standards of Health, Safety, Quality and OEE. Ideal candidates will be trained engineers, educated to HNC or equivalent level, who have developed their career in production or maintenance engineering associated with bulk materials processing within world class manufactoring environments. Breadth of experiance will be advantageous together with a combination of hands-on machine knowledge, project planning and management experience. Previous involvement in start-up or major new investments will also be clearly relevant.

Qualification:

HNC Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

Posted: 13th January

 

 Production Team Leader Vacancy - Ellesmere Port (Growing Media)

Production Team Leaders are responsible for being a leadership resource to team members, providing knowledge, experience, motivation, support and advice. They will follow high standards of Health and Safety and housekeeping, ensuring their team does the same. They will be responsible for knowing and creating proper procedures for their team, and they will ensure that these procedures are followed. They will contribute and share ideas on how to improve quality and efficiency of production. They will be hands on and lead by example. They will encourage team effort and supportive attitudes within their team. They will also support the other Production Teams and Team Leaders in ensuring a collaborative and cooperative culture within the entire organisation.

Hours of work

This is an hourly paid position and the hours of work will be 37.5 per week on rotating shifts, this will include night shifts.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead production team in manufacturing highest quality products on time, within budget and in an efficient & effective manner.
  • Develop and follow production plan.
  • Operate process equiptment and systems in accordance with operation procedures to maximise production.
  • Ensure production, distribution and quality targets are met.
  • Ensure there is complete commitment to continuous improvement within the team.
  • Carry ouy first line maintenance activities and basic problem solving.
  • Respond to unplanned stoppages and breakdowns in a timely manner.
  • Report promptly any breakdowns to Production Manager and Maintenance Team.
  • Ensure comprehensive records and logs are maintained.
  • Ensure effective handover at the change of shift.
  • Maintain effective communication with all colleagues at all levels.
  • Adopt a flexible working attitude to provide support across all departments to ensure team success.
  • Support and improve team performance by sharing knowledge and best practise.
  • Ensure the highest standards of housekeeping are met.
  • Ensure they promote a culture of positive collaboration and cooperation so this is created and solidified throughout the organisation.

Health & Safety

  • Be a Health and Safety Champion
  • Inducting, training and mentoring production operatives
  • Ability to perform risk assessments when required
  • Accountable for ensuring team work safely and follow safety instructions
  • Ensure all H&S programmes are followed by production team
  • Responsible for safety checks on all equiptment operated throughout the production process
  • Ensure that their team members are supplied with appropriate PPE
  • Taking appropriate action when health & safety policy is breached
  • Responsible for reporting concerns & unsafe working practises/conditions and near miss incidents to Production Manager
  • Ensure immediate reporting of incidents.

Quality

  • Responsible for meeting quality assurance standards as set by industry programs, such as ISO.
  • Responsible for setting high standards to reach production goals, ensuring that higher quantities produced do not compromise quality.
  • Ensuring that any quality issues are reported promptly to the Production Manager and Quality Team.

Essential Requirements

  • Experiance in similar role in a production/manufacturing environment.
  • Proven experience of working to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to lead team and be integral part of overall Production Team.
  • PC Literate.
  • Must be willing to work shifts.

Preferable Skills / Experiance

  • Fork Lift Truck Licence.
  • Basic knowledge of Lean Manufactoring Techniques.
  • Experiance of creating Standard Operating Procedures
  • IOSH Qualification or similar
  • Experiance of working within an ISO9001 organisation.

Salary will be dependent on experience

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to Kelly.Trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

Posted: 22nd January 2015

 

 Ellesmere Port - Production Vacancy. Premium Operative

 Working as part of a production team in the growing media production area, the Premium Operator is responsible for following standardised production systems assuring safety, quality and productivity.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Follow the production plan.
  • Operate process equiptment and systems in accordance with operating procedures to maximise production.
  • Meet production and distribution targets.
  • Meet quality targets and report any defects or anomalies to Team Leader immediately.
  • Carry out first line maintenance activities and basic problem solving.
  • Respond to unplanned stoppages and breakdowns in a timely manner.
  • Report immediately to Team Leader production of defective product and/or machine breakdown.
  • Ensure comprehensive record and logs are maintained effective handover to change of shift.
  • Maintain effective communication with all colleagues at all levels.
  • Adopt a flexible working attitude to provide support across all departments to ensure team success.
  • Support and improve team performance by sharing knowledge and best practise.
  • Follow and action any reasonable request.

Health & Safety

  • Accountable for working safely and following safety instructions as per site induction.
  • Responsible for reporting concerns/ unsafe working practises and near miss incidents to Team Leader.
  • Immediate reporting of accident and injury.

Knowledge, Experience and Qualification

  • Experience in similar role in a production/ manufacturing environment.
  • Proven experience of working to standard operating procedures.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Team working and initiative.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Fork Lift truck licence.

Posted: 22nd January 2015

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

 

Production Vacancies - Ellesmere Port - Permanent Roles

Exciting opportunities have arisen for driven, ambitious and experienced production employees at our flagship site in Ellesmere Port.

We are currently seeking the following and offering permanent contracts of employment:

5 Multi Skilled Operatives £7.50 per hour

2 Loading Shovel Drivers £9.00 per hour

2 premium Operatives £8.10 per hour rising to £9.00 on completion of successful training period

Reporting to Team Leader working on a rotating shift pattern, including nights.

Job Purpose

Working as part of a production team you will be responsible for following standardised production systems assuring safety, quality and productivity.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Process and production
  • Follow a production plan
  • Operate process equiptment and systems in accordance with operating procedures to maximise production
  • Machine setting and changeovers
  • Meet production and distribution targets
  • Meet quality target and report any defects or anomalioes to a Team Leader immediately
  • Carry out pre-start checks
  • Carry out first line maintenance activities and basic problem solving
  • Respond to unplanned stoppages and breakdowns in a timely manner
  • Report immediately to a Team Leader production of defective product and/or machine breakdown
  • Ensure comprehensive records and logs are maintained ensuring effective handover on shift change
  • Maintain effective communication with all colleagues at all levels
  • Adopt a flexible working attitude to provide support across all departments to ensure team success
  • Support and improve team performance by sharing knowledge and best practise
  • Follow and action any reasonable request

Health & Safety

  • Accountable for working safely and following instructions as per site induction
  • Responsible for reporting concerns/unsafe working practises and near miss incidents
  • Immediate reporting of accident and/or injury

Knowlege, Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience in similar role in production/manufactorinf environment
  • Proven experiance of working to standard operating procedures
  • Effective communication skills
  • Team working and initiative 
  • Commitment to continuous improvement

Posted: 10th febuary 2015

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

 

 Production Vacancies - Ellesmere Port - Permanent Role

Multi-Skilled Operative - Supply chain Department

 An opportunity has arisen for a driven, ambitious and experienced Multi-Skilled Operative in the Supply Chain Department at our flagship site in Ellesmere Port. The successful candidate will report to the Materials Co-ordinator.

This is primarily a day's position; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm but applicants must be prepared to be flexible and work on a rotating shift pattern, including nights if necessary.

Principal Accountabilities

Stock Control

  •  Manual paperwork trail of stock moved
  • Moving raw materials and film into production
  • Kiting works orders as required
  • Counting stock as required
  • Keeping unit a very tidy and controlled environment

Taking Deliveries 

  • Unloading of vehicles
  • Checking deliveries against paperwork
  • Putting deliveries away in an ordly manner in the unit
  • Storing and returning equiptment for other departments
  • Taking in deliveries from couriers and delivering to other parts of site as required

Baling

  • Collecting of bags of polythene and paper
  • Filing and baling of polythene etc. after full training
  • Any other duties as assigned (assisting marketing occasionally)

Health & Safety

  • Accountable for working safely and following instructions as per site induction
  • Responsible for reporting concerns/unsafe working practisies and near miss incidents
  • Immediate reporting of accident and/or injury

Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications

  • Current Fork Lift Truck license (essential)
  • Experience in similar role in production/manufactoring environment
  • Effective communication skills
  • Team working and initiative
  • Commitment to continuous improvement

The pay rate is £7.50 per hour.

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

Posted: 12th February 2015

 

Mechanical Gradute Engineer

William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd is seeking to recruit a Graduate Mechanical Engineer to initially populate, develop and implement a site wide Computerised Maintenence Management System (CMMS) over a 12 month period. On completion of this excerise the Engineer will move to a Production Engineer role utilising the plant knowledge gained during the above excerise. The position will report to the Engineering Manager.

Requirements:

Bachelor's Degrree in Mechanical Engineering with a sound knowledge of bulk processing and conveying systems. Some experience of Project Management in a manufacturing environment. Experience of planned and predictive maintenance on rotating plant. 

Key skills:

  • Effective Team member, i.e. works well with others.
  • Technically competent.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Must be highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges
  • Self-starter with the ability to work autonomously
  • High level of competence with Office applications

The Role:

With the involvement of Engineering and Production colleagues enure that all issued projects are completed on time and to specification, the role will initially involve:

  • Population of Pirana CMMS with all site assets and O+M manual planned maintenance schedules
  • Assign electronice documentation including tech specs, risk assessments, SOP's etc.
  • Set up KPI's and report on performance metrics
  • Develop and install actual resource hours per task
  • Ensure maintenance routes and schedules are optimised for downtime and man hours 
  • Assign cost centres and codes
  • Set up BOM's for maintenance tasks
  • Generate training documentation, implement training
  • Roll out CMMS and further develop.

On completion of Pirana CMMS (expected 12 months) the emphasis will be on Production Engineering utilising knowledge gained during the Pirana implementation. Expected work types will be:

  • Continuous Improvement projects
  • Drive a culture change towards lean Manufacturing
  • Small scale Mechanical and electrical project management
  • Improvements in machine efficiencies and outputs
  • Root cause analysis of plant issues
  • Assists and / or lead the development work on new and old equipment and processes to ensure that optimum Production results are achieved with regard to quality, quantity and SHE. 

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

Posted: 17th February 2015

 

Ellesmere Port - Production Vacancies.    Fork Lift Truck Operators - Temporary Roles

Working as part of the production team in Unit 1 of the Growing Media Department, the Fork Lift Truck Operator will be responsible for supporting personnel in the Control Room and following standardised production sustems assuring safety, quality and productivity.

Hours Of Work

Basic working hours will be 37.5 hours per week on a rotating shift pattern; 6:00am to 2:00pm, 2:00pm to 10:00pm and 10:00pm to 6:00am.

Wages

Rate of pay will be £7.50. Shift premiums are payable on afternoon and night shifts.

There will be a 12 week probationary period.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Follow the production plan
  • Operate process equipment and systems in accordance with operating procedures to maximise production
  • Meet production and distribution targets
  • Meet quality targets and report any defects or anomalies to Team Leader immediately
  • Respond to unplanned stoppages and breakdowns in a timely manner
  • Report immediately to Team Leader production of defective product and/ or machine breakdown
  • Ensure comprehensive records and logs are maintained effective handover to change of shift
  • Maintain effective communication with all colleagues at all levels
  • Adopt a flexible working attitude to provide support across all departments to ensure team success and support and improve team performance by sharing knowledge and best practise
  • Follow and action any reasonable request

Health & Safety

  • Accountable for working safely and following safety instructions as per site induction
  • Responsible for reporting concerns/ unsafe working practises and near miss incidents to Team Leader
  • Immediate reporting of accident and injury

Knowledge, Experience and Qualification

  • Fork lift truck licence
  • Experience in similar role in a production/ manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience of working to standard operating procedures
  • Effective communication skills
  • Team working and initiative
  • Commitment to continuous improvement

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

Posted: 18th February 2015

 

Logistics Team Leader -  Ellesmere Port

Job Purpose

The Logistics Team Leader is responsible for being a leadership resource to team members, providing knowledge, experience, motivation, support and advice. They will follow high standards of Health & Safety and housekeeping, ensuring their team does the same. They will be responsible for knowing and creating proper procedures for their team, and they will ensure that these procedures are followed. They will contribute and share ideas on how to improve quality and efficiency of the Logistics function. They will be hands on and lead by example and will encourage team effort and supportive attitudes within their team. They will support the other Teams and Team Leaders in ensuring a collaborative and cooperative culture within the entire organisation.

Click here to see full job description

Posted: 5th March 2015

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

 

Ellesmere Port - Logistics Vacancies

Team Leaders - Temporary/Seasonal x 3

Fork Lift Truck Drivers - Temporary/Seasonal Roles x 24

Working as part of the Logistics Team, you will be responsible for following standardised production systems assuring safety, quality and productivity.

Please click here to see full job description for these roles.

Posted: 5th March 2015

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

 

 

Seasonal Administrator (Weighbridge) - Ellesmere Port

We require a temporary Administrator with weighbridge duties, reporting to the Logistics Manager at Ellesmere Port.

The Role

  • Booking in raw materials and oversize
  • Populating onsite & intersite logs (including spreadsheets)
  • Inputting into As400
  • Managing purchase orders and invoices
  • Directing traffic to appropriate area on-site
  • Update production records where necessary
  • Ensure scorecards & KPIs are up to date
  • Ensure weighbridge register is up to date
  • Ensure financial department requirements are met
  • Stand in for other administrators on site
  • Input into AS400 where required and issue relevant report

Qualifications

  • Computer Literate
  • Competent in Excel
  • Data Entry
  • Maths and English GCSE Grade C or higher

Person Specification

  • Attention to detail
  • Team working
  • Confident and assertive
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Work well under pressure
  • Communication skills
  • Able to prioritse tasks

Pay rate £7.00 per hour.

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

Posted: 12th March 2015

 

Customer Service Clerk Vacancy x 2 Firth Road Lincoln

Two vacancies have arisen for a Customer Service Clerks within the Customer Service Department at Firth Road, Lincoln.

The positions are permanent, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The customer service team provide comprehensive, effective and courteous service to William Sinclair retail, professional, Silvaperl and National Account customers from receipt of an order through to paid invoice.

Principal Accountabilities Vacancy 1

  • Process orders speedily and efficiently
  • Pricing of orders and maintaining special pricing relating to nominated accounts
  • Dealing with customer queries
  • Managing and processing credit requests
  • Maintain close working relationship with internal departments to ensure delivery of excellent customer service

Principal Accountabilities Vacancy 2

  • As above
  • Maintain stock screens
  • Web ordering
  • Investigate and process credit notes

Key attributes for the job:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Good numerical skills
  • Computer literate
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritise workload
  • Team player
  • Flexible with hours within a seasonal business

Applications should be made in writing and addressed to Michelle Taylor, Customer Service Manager, William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd, Firth Road, Lincoln, LN6 7AH, or by e-mail to: michelle.taylor@william-sinclair.co.uk

Posted: 13th March 2015

 

Customer Services Clerk - Ellesmere Port

We are seeking to recruit full time Customer Service Clerk in Ellesmere Port.

The Customer Service Clerk will report to the Customer Service Manager in Lincoln, but be based within the logistics Department at Ellesmere Port. The role is two-fold; to act as customer liasison and to also support the Logistics Team.

The role is full time and permanent, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Flexibility around hours will be necessary due to the seasonality of the logistics function.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Point of contact for Customers
  • Responding to, progressing and escalating customer enquiries/ complaints
  • Point of contact for Customer Services, Lincoln
  • Customer liaison - advising of deliveries, late deliveries, partial deliveries
  • Work with Production and Planning personnel to establish order status
  • Booking transport and collections
  • Booking Bulkers and Tankers
  • Assist and support the Logistics Administration team

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Extensive Customer Service experience
  • Proven communication skills - written and verbal
  • Stong administration and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work to deadlines and re-prioritise tasks
  • Assertive and confident
  • IT Literate; email, Microsoft Work and Excel
  • Analytical skills

There will be a three month probationary period for this role.

The salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

Posted: 16th March

 

Sourcing Specialist - Ellesmere Port

Please click here to see full Job Description.

Posted: 17th March

 

Key Account Manager Vacancy - Field Based

As a Key Account Manager you will be resonsible for the account management and development of key national accounts. You will be responsible for devising and implementing sales plans, prospecting new business and building and growing key relationships both internallyand externally. You will require a proven track record of successfull selling to National Garden Centre Groups, DIY'S and Multiples.

As a key memner of the senior team reporting to the Retail Sales Director, you will be responsible for the total sales growth of the business. You will take the lead on managing key UK retail customers, putting together JBPs and promotional activity. One of your prime responsibilities deliver a strategic plan to deliver sustainable sales growth and unlock the full potential of chosen markets.

You will also be responsible for the delivery of new and innovative products that match current consumer trends, alongside managing and developing key relationships, at all levels, with the aim of building a long term, growing and profitable accounts.

The Key Account Manager is responsible for achieving channel objectives, KPIs and targets at assigned key customers. Where directed, the KAM develops new customers in a manner that will achieve short and long-term; profitable growth at the account.

Major Job Resonsibilities:

  • Participate in the Commercial Planning Process through development of annual Customer Plans that support Brand and Channel Plans.
  • Where directed, identify sales opportunities, networking and fact-finding and calling on and closing new accounts.
  • Manage execution of National Account agreements / contracts and perform visual audits of accounts, correct compliance issues, identify new sales opportunities.
  • Prepare and deliver effective selling resentations that implement approved Customer Business Plans.
  • Communicate appoved retail activities, promotional plans, merchandising and new item authorizations with the Retail Team to ensure relentless retail execution.
  • Leverage management tools to analyze data on a variety of critical business drivers ranging from coverage productivity and time allocation to retail conditions and program compliance.
  • Develop timely and accurate forecasts (volume and spend) for assigned accounts and revise throughout the year.

Please apply to Kelly Trown. Tel 0151 348 6076 or via email to kelly.trown@william-sinclair.co.uk

Posted: 23rd March

 

 

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