Die Prep Operative

Company:  DS Smith
Location: Cambridgeshire
Closing Date: 25/03/2024
Salary: £22,000 - £23,000 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description

Job Description

About the Role

At our Ely site we are looking to recruit Cutting Operatives in our production area. You will work within a team in a fast-paced environment reporting to the Shift Manufacturing Manager. You will be responsible for the operation of the Die Cutting Machinery. We are looking for candidates with experience of the following machines XL platen, Small Youngshin, Large Youngshin, Elitron and Gullitone. No experience, then we are happy to train the right person.

Health and safety is a very important aspect within our business and you will be accountable for your own and others health and safety whilst at work, operating within the DS Smith safe systems of work guidelines.

Within your role as a Cutting Operative, you are key to ensuring that productivity is exceptional and your attention to detail ensures that the quality of the work leads to minimal errors and that we have satisfied clients while working within tight deadlines. You need to ensure that the maintenance and cleaning tasks on the machines are planned to ensure maximum output.

The role requires you to work with a variety personnel within your area of production and work with the teams in the other departments across the site.

About you

  • Preferred experience but not essential as training will be given working with and operating industrial machinery within a manufacturing environment.
  • Preferred experience but not essential as training will be given, working with die cutting machinery and understanding job specs
  • Working knowledge of good health and safety practices
  • Proven experience of working towards KPI's and deadlines within a fast-paced environment
  • Effective communication skills; both written and verbally
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to make informed decisions


  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension and sharesave scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme, virtual GP, Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme and other shopping discounts
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Free onsite parking
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