Manufacturing Controller

DS Smith
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
£25,000 (Negotiable)
20 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

An opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Controller to join us at our Plastics site in Gloucester. As a member of the DS Smith Gloucester management team you will oversee the performance of a conversion shift by effectively managing teams across shifts to meet output requirements, quality expectations and cost targets.

You will be responsible for Quality Control, SFDC, Health & Safety/Environment, Housekeeping, Performance, Waste, Preventative Maintenance, Communication, Continuous Improvement and Training. You will also support the Production Manager to deliver the Key Objectives and KPIs.

What being a Manufacturing Controller at DS Smith will involve…

  • Ensure the safety of your employees by managing with a safety first philosophy
  • Adhere to Health & Safety & other company policies
  • Supervise the daily production schedule execution. Ensuring that it is manufactured in compliance with the Specifications set forth by the Customer and DS Smith
  • Maintaining or exceeding, manufacturing Standards, Yields and Efficiencies
  • Accurately capture shop floor data associated with process output and performance and to use basic lean tools to analyse and develop improvement projects
  • Identify temporary staffing needs
  • Ensures that all required documentation for production records is completed according to DS Smith policies
  • Attend and complete any DS Smith sponsored Training
  • Effectively assist operators in troubleshooting defects
  • Drive continuous improvement


What we would like our candidate to have…

  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Gmail, etc
  • Experience in a similar role is essential
  • Experienced using 5’s 
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment and provide leadership
  • Ability to train others
  • Ability to read & follow written directions/instructions
  • Understanding of LEAN concepts
  • Some flexibility in hours when required

Hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1600 with 1 hour of lunch. You will be required to change these hours from time to time depending on specific work projects (i.e. stocktake)

Location:  Gloucester

About DS Smith:

DS Smith is a leading supplier of corrugated packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 100 listed business with a turnover in excess of £4.8 billion, the organisation employs over 28,500 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition.

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