Manufacturing Operative – SMBC

The Job

This is a fixed term contract for 18 months based in Erskine, Scotland working 37 hours per week


Salary - £9.50 Per hour


“Due to our social enterprise status and specific funding, this job is aimed at a service veteran (someone who has served in the British Armed Forces) or others with disability/disadvantage criteria”


Main purpose of job:

To manufacture signs, printed products and other components to a high quality standard to meet Customer specification.

To be trained in, and carry out all appropriate Manufacturing processes, and associated tasks to the correct standard, whilst maintaining a safe working environment.

To be a team player, working closely with the supervisory team to meet the departmental targets, with a high attention to detail and a pride in their work.


Overview of the Role & Team:

This position is key in our operational team, with the main function being to produce products to the correct standard.  The team is overseen by the Operations Manager, who holds overall responsibility for the performance.  The team itself is a diverse group of people, but with a common aim.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Work closely with other team members ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times.


  • Construct signs, engineered components, printed materials and other associated products by hand or machine, to appropriate specification ensuring that the correct materials are used.
  • Keep the work area clean, tidy and free from materials that are not required for the current or next job.
  • To assist with other tasks or activities within Manufacturing as requested by the relevant Supervisor, provided that appropriate training and guidance have been given to ensure capability


General Responsibilities

  • Liaising with the management team to ensure the timely supply of all materials to meet production deadlines.
  • Raising any issues to improve SBMC in terms of Safety, Quality, Customer Satisfaction
  • Construct products by hand or machine to specification ensuring that the correct materials are used.
  • To comply with Quality Assurance requirements and recording procedures.
  • To liaise with supervision to ensure you have the correct equipment for the job.

The Requirements

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong attention to detail, can-do attitude
  • Team player
  • Self motivated with good team ethics


Working Environment:

  • You may need Personal Protection Equipment, such as safety boots and goggles, which will be provided by SBMC.
  • Working in a factory, potentially with dust, noise and mobile equipment.
  • To observe factory processes, guidelines and instructions, and become familiar with, and adhere to all Health and Safety requirements, and the Safeguarding policy.


Skills & Experience Required:


  • Willingness to learn, and help others



  • Worked in a manufacturing, engineering, mechanical or similar role previously.
  • IT familiarity
  • Use of Hand Tools
  • Attention to detail



RBLI offer 20 days holiday per annum pro rata, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.


To apply:

If you wish to be considered for the above role, forward your CV and covering letter including a supporting statement to

* RBLI reserves the right to remove a vacancy at any time prior to the published closing date.

RBLI is an equal opportunities employer.