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Production Operative


The Materials Division of Northstone (NI) Limited is one of the leading quarry, civil engineering and road contractors operating in Northern Ireland and Border Counties. We have been supplying the construction industry in Northern Ireland for over 60 years with our products and have a reputation for supplying products that are of the highest quality and value for money.
Due to continuous growth and the introduction of our new Nightshift operation we require day shift Production Operators to work on the Ridge Plant and Tile Plant lines.
The successful individual will play a key role in a fast paced and dynamic production line to ensure that we maintain our high standards and also work effectively to meet production targets. They will also be required to perform a variety of production related activities including the manufacturing of concrete ridge tiles.
This position will be based at Toomebridge production facility, but the post-holder may, from time to time, be required to work at other locations depending on production requirements.

This role reports to the Production Manager in the Tile production facility.

About the job

Key Responsibilities
Changeover and prepare machines for production.
Operate production machines
Ensure timely transfer of raw materials to avoid shortages during production.
Manage and adjust machine settings as necessary.
Comply with all company H&S policies and procedures.
Undertake quality checking at each operation and accurately record results.
Carry out general lubrication, greasing and maintenance duties according to machine manufacturers guidelines.
Report any machine faults and production or quality issues to the production manager
Ensure that the factory and machines are thoroughly cleaned at the end of every work shift.
Work as part of an established team.

Strong mechanical aptitude
Strong work ethic
Strong practical skills, showing dexterity, speed and accuracy
Suitable numeracy & literacy skills
Concentration and focus, continued attention to detail over long periods
Excellent attender & timekeeper
Good team player with confident communication skills
Sound understanding of Health & Safety matters
Fork lift license desirable
Flexible approach to work
Training will be given in-house by experienced Tile operatives, co-ordinated and monitored by the Production Manager. External training will be required for driving machinery, if not already held.

Working Hours
Various shift patterns available
Overtime after 39 hours at time and half
Potential to earn a production bonus per day
Your co-operation will be expected when overtime working is available as we require a flexible approach to working additional hours or travel to other locations.
Hours of work may vary during summer months.

Health Cash Plan
30 days holiday per annum
Pension Scheme with Company contribution
CRH Share Scheme
Company Occupational Health 
Family Friendly Policies

Please send all CVs to on or before Friday 27th January 2023.

The Company is committed to equality and diversity.  It strives to be an employer of choice by creating a culture and working environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all individuals.  Every individual has the right to be treated with respect and dignity in the workplace and this includes protection against discrimination.   Having greater diversity within our Company helps us perform much better and enable us to come up with innovative solutions.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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