Gluing Operator

  • Job Reference: Co01
  • Date Posted: 12 July 2017
  • Recruiter: Advancing People Ltd
  • Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £22,000 to £23,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: overtime
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Advancing People are working with a well-established manufacturing client based in Flitwick. Due to their continued growth they are looking to employ a Window Patch/Gluing Operator to join them on a permanent basis.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have at least 2 years' experience on Heiber & Schroder and/or Kohmann window patchers and within a similar high-turnover manufacturing environment.


  • To ensure the quality of finished work and compliance with their BS EN ISO 9002 (1994) Operating Procedures.
  • To set the window patch machines in accordance with the works instructions.
  • To ensure the machine is running at its optimum to maximise efficiencies
  • To ensure that all areas around the window patching section are kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • To work with the Finishing Manager to ensure all sundry stock levels for window patching film, glue and stencils are maintained.
  • To ensure all assistants are working in a safe manner
  • To ensure that the machine is fully compliant to all H&S requirements.
  • To ensure that all information relating to the machine output is recorded correctly


  • To monitor the quality of work being produced checking that it is stacked and labelled on the pallets correctly ready to leave the department. To report any quality issues immediately to either the Finishing Manager, Finishing supervisors or Q.C.
  • To make sure all sets are carried out using the master sample in the job bag, correct film type and film sizes are used. Any deviances have concessions raised and authorised by Finishing Manager.
  • To ensure the machine is running to the maximum output for the product without jeopardising the quality
  • To make sure that the areas around the machine are cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Liaising regularly with the Finishing Manager to ensure that suitable film, stencils and glue are available for production
  • To advise the Finishing Manager if any of the operators are not working in a safe manner as set out in form reference numbers SDM/234 Safe working instructions for feeding and SDM/244 safe working instructions for taking off.
  • To ensure that all machine stop buttons and guards are in place and working correctly. Any faults must be reported to the Finishing Manager or Chief Engineer immediately.

Currently the position will run on their standard days (08.00-16.30 Mon-Thurs with ½ hr unpaid lunch; 08.00-13.30 Friday with no lunch break) but this may move onto a shift patter in the future (shift premium would be time and a quarter on Basic rate)

In return, they are looking to offer:

  • Basic Rate/Hours = £11.00 (£22,000 pa) Monday-Thursday 08.00-16.30 (1/2 hour unpaid lunch); Friday 08.00-13.30 (no lunch break) - paid as 39 hours per week
  • Department Shift Rate/Hours = shift premium it time-and-a-quarter on basic rate (£13.75phr). No shift pattern currently in force for this position, but may change in the future (dependant on company requirments)
  • Company Pension - auto-enrolled after 3 months service (currently at 1%) and the Company matches contributions up to 3%
  • Holiday - 20 days holiday per calendar year, plus UK recognised Bank Holidays. 3-4 days reserved out of annual entitlement each year for annual Company Closedown.
  • Overtime including Weekends - available but not guaranteed. All overtime/weekend working is pre-agreed with the Finishing Supervisor/Production Manager and is dependent on weekly workload requirements. Weekends (Saturday-Sunday) are paid at time-and-a-half on BASIC rate. All overtime incurred Monday-Friday will be paid at time-and-a-quarter on BASIC rate.


Advancing People Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as both an Employment Business and Employment Agency.