Production Operators

  • Job Reference: 00044150-1
  • Date Posted: 6 October 2021
  • Recruiter: VPK
  • Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £26,000 to £32,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Overtime
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Double Days:  £22,258 - £27,774

                        (dependant on experience) per annum + enhanced overtime pay


Nightshift:      £26,066 - £32,576

                        (dependant on experience) per annum + enhanced overtime pay


The Role

VPK, an international packaging supplier, are looking for Production Operators to join it’s busy Banbury manufacturing plant, to support the production of corrugated packaging supplied to many essential industries – such as food, medical, and retail.

To ensure we do our bit to keep the UK supply chains mobile, we have permanent full time work available on both a double day shift pattern (06.00 – 14.00 / 14.00 – 22.00) and a permanent nightshift pattern (22.00 - 06.00 Sunday to Thursday).

The successful candidate will work within a busy environment as part of a machine crew. Responsible for ensuring the successful output of corrugated packaging; day to day you’ll be involved in establishing and maintaining operational efficiencies, manufacturing to production schedules, and maintaining a safe working environment.  This isn’t a role on a ‘production line’, this is working with machinery to produce high quality product.

The Company

VPK is an international packaging supplier with more than 6,400 employees in 70 locations across 20 countries. In the UK, we have six specialist sites producing high quality sustainable packaging from shelf ready to e-commerce products for our customers. Our products are manufactured to order for many blue-chip companies within the food and manufacturing sectors which makes VPK one of the packaging industry leaders.

Our employees’ passion for the job is our company’s biggest asset, because we believe that true innovation always starts from within. The development and welfare of our employees is key to the ongoing success of our business.

We recognise and admire the value that comes with Ex-Forces Personnel, and that’s why we have employees across the UK that have served their time, and turned to VPK for their Civilian Career, including Production Operators, Health & Safety Managers, and Engineering Managers.  VPK provides stability and security as it continues to grow, and therefore offers piece of mind, through long term careers, with ongoing training and development opportunities to further career development and pay.

The Benefits

  • Uniform and PPE provided
  • Paid lunch break
  • Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan which includes cashback on key medical costs
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Retail discounts
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Company Sick Scheme
  • 33 days holiday (including statutory entitlement)
  • Ongoing training and development

The Person

The key skills and qualities of a Production Operator:

  • Good literacy and numerical skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Positive attitude to work.

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please send your CV to