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Machine Operator – Folder & Gluer

Location Skipton (United Kingdom)

Quality is a reflection of you

Weekly rotating shift pattern – 6am to 2pm Monday to Friday.   2pm to 11pm Monday to Thursday, 2pm to 6pm on a Friday.  Whilst training the hours will be 8am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm on Friday.

  • To inspect and manage the machine to their best ability to guarantee the production of high-quality products.
  • To understand various job needs by learning different job types, assessing the needs of each job & organizing job sequence.
  • To maintain production quality by inspecting all produced materials carefully to identify any errors that might have occurred during production and correct them to prevent client dissatisfaction.
  • Responsible for ensuring that equipment is always in good shape by taking preventive maintenance measures and following manufacturer’s maintenance tips.
  • When malfunctioning, take the equipment for repairs and liaise with the engineering team, also inquire about new maintenance and operation techniques.
  • Inspect all equipment and materials to ensure that they are not in shortage and raise any issues with the production team leader.

What are you going to do

  • Operate a Folding & Gluing machine.
  • Set Folding & Gluing machine, adjusting rails and frames to support many different size board products to fold and glue to specification & to company standards.
  • Monitor and fine tune machine running speeds to make sure efficiencies are maintained consistently to achieve targets.
  • Report to Team Leader & design team with any folding or glue issues to resolve and not risk sending poor quality product to the customer.
  • Weekly routine maintenance cleaning down machine to maintain high BRC standards, working with engineering team to grease and replace any worn parts.
  • Learn and Operate other process lines & machines such as Die Cutters, Laminators and Printers when requested as part of the companies training and development plans.

Our expectations

Essential Requirements:

  • Excellent attention to detail a must.
  • Machine Operating Experience essential.
  • A team player – prepared to help others.
  • Continuous improvement minded.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience within the packaging industry
  • Die Cutting operating experience advantageous.
  • Forklift driving advantageous due to multi skilled work available.

The job description is not exhaustive. From time to time, you may be required to perform other duties and responsibilities which are not included in the above description: but are within your capabilities and where necessary training will be given.

Our offer

As a Machine Operator at Solidus, we offer you a challenging position within a dynamic and ambitious international organization that is constantly changing. We offer you an attractive benefits package. And last but not least, a pleasant working environment in which you work together with enthusiastic and driven colleagues. The organization has a very flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths, you will have direct communication with UKBU and sales directors, BU managers, Vendors & Suppliers, Operational & Commercial Supply Chain Colleagues – all levels and Colleagues across the UK business unit as required on a project-by-project basis.


We are Solidus. Involved with our environment since 1870. With pride in our history, we make circular packaging and sustainable solid board solutions for customers all over the world. In the past from straw, now from recycled paper. Here you get the possibilities. To learn, to develop, to make a difference. We do this with 1500 colleagues throughout Europe. With the passion for technology and driven by progress. Together we contribute to less waste and a cleaner world. An international player and still always close by. Full of innovation, full of new ideas, full of opportunities for everyone. So whatever your talent or ambition is, grow the way you want. Let’s grow together!

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Does the position appeal to you and do you want to contribute to the success of Solidus? Then we would like to hear from you.  To apply please contact our recruiter Laura Dyson,  mobile number: 07958222577 or send a cover letter and CV to

Commercial acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.