General Production Operative

To manufacture products.

Manchester, UK

Full Time, Permanant

GCSE Grade C English & Maths

This position is not suitable for a person who has allergies to materials such as glue, resins, oils, grease and hydraulic fluids. The role involves working with magnets or being in and around magnetic fields and heavy lifting.

Closing Date: Wednesday 31st January 2024



  • Manual dexterity, soldering, crimp and use of general hand assembly tools.
  • Read, interpret and work from engineering drawings, method sheets or samples.
  • Use of process materials including resins, glues and curing systems and/or agents.
  • General component identification.
  • Use of computerised assembly, test and stock control systems & peripheral equipment.


  • Assembly of optical units, wiring looms, cables, electro mechanical assemblies and finished products adhering to Company documentation and to agreed QA standards.
  • Ensure that the integrity and quality of the materials used in the process meet the required standards.

Testing & Packing

  • Test or calibration of assemblies using a range of Company bespoke processes; PC based, mechanical and manually operated equipment.
  • Ensure the integrity & quality of the product passed to the next stage of the process.
  • Packing operations ranging from bagging and labelling individual items to site kits containing multiple products and accessories into bespoke carry cases.


  • Working in all areas of production using a range of different processes.
  • Handling process materials safely to prevent degradation.
  • Working to Company standards and procedures at all times.

Health & Safety

  • Comply with Company H&S procedures and legislation at all times.
  • Identify any hazards, make safe and report as per Company H&S procedures.
  • Ensure correct use and storage of PPE and RPE.
  • Any additional duties deemed appropriate which are within the job holders capabilities.

About You: 


  •  Assembly, test, packing and material handling processes.
  • Optical assembly or detailed fine assembly work.
  • Computer based processes.
  • Mechanical and electronic processes.
  • Use of documentation (bill of materials, assembly drawings).
  • Health & Safety
  • Engineering change implementation.
  • Working within a disciplined ISO9001 environment.


Company Competencies

  • Customer Focus Level 2.
  • Communicating and Influencing Level 1.
  • Drive and Determination Level 1.
  • Problem Solving/Initiative Level 2.
  • Technical/Functional Excellence Level 2.
  • Planning and Business Performance Level 1.


  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to strict timescales.
  • IT literate, good working knowledge of MS Excel, Word and Outlook.


Applications should be made by forwarding a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to or alternatively, you can submit your application by post to: Elcometer Limited, Edge Lane, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6BU.