Higher Apprentice Production

Barnstone, Nottingham, NG13 9JT
Competitive salary
03 May 2019
18 May 2019
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The majority of time will be spent operating plant, maximising its throughput and operating a forklift truck as required. You will learn how to carry out other duties such as first line maintenance, cleaning, manual handling and any other task which is safe and the for which you will be trained as the occasion arises. Electrical or mechanical skills would be beneficial due to the nature of the 24/7 operation but not essential for the individual with the right

Main responsibilities for the job are and full training we be given:
  • Ensuring safe working procedures are followed at all times on shift for all employees and contractors
  • Use of risk assessments, S.T.O.P booklets and wearing of adequate PPE at all times
  • Paying particular attention to the safe operating of all mobile plant on the works, in the congested areas of the packing plant and associated warehousing
  • Communication of plant related issues is a fundamental part of the job and the job holder will be accountable for ensuring that these issues along with accidents, unsafe conditions and unauthorised releases are reported as required by manufacturing co-ordinator. Tarmac operates a combination of in house electronic logs and hard copy log sheets which must be used to their full advantage
  • The job holder will gain experience in fast moving plant operation and fault finding. They will receive specific training in current plant operation but needs to show a particular flare for this environment
  • Maintenance cover will be limited and it is therefore vital that the main job stoppers and slowers are identified and largely resolved on shift. For this reason electrical and/or mechanical skills would be an advantage or have a desire to learn this skill
  • The job holder will ensure that all required documentation is completed in line with instruction from shift co-ordinator. All relevant information related to limited throughput or stoppage of plant must be relayed to the maintenance department before the end of their shift

On the Barnstone site the main operations cover:
  • Cement milling to produce a range of micro-cements
  • Sand drier to provide economical source of dried sand
  • Three H&B Adams packing lines
  • One H&B Benjamin packing line
  • Powder 1 blender and feed/ delivery systems
  • Operation of big bag packers to fill IBC
  • Pallet storage and loading

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You should be an excellent communicator as able to work effectively as part of a team
  • A high level of accuracy with data and information reporting will be required and some IT literacy will be essential

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Poses an excellent work ethic
  • Good time management

Desired qualifications

You will have 5 GCSEs including English and maths at grades 4-9 (A*-C equivalent) plus 80 UCAS points or equivalent at A/AS level.

Future prospects

We are employing apprentices to safeguard our future as a business, it is envisaged you will be offered a permanent position on completion of your apprenticeship, subject to the availability of a suitable role.

Things to consider

Benefits offered;
  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac rewards website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Training and development opportunities

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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