Vacancy: Backing Plant Operative

Brookhouse Mill - Bury

Reports to: Team Leader

Hours per week: 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day. Rotating fortnightly; Sunday-Thursday, 2pm-10pm & Monday–Friday, 6am-2pm

Main Duties: Contribute to the effective running of Cormar’s carpet backing plant. Daily duties include FLT Boom operation, operation of industrial equipment, operation of HMI controls screens for various processing areas, interpretation of and making decisions from process data in real time. Other duties as from time to time directed by Team Leader / Line Manager.

Job involves: Mobility for full 8 hour shift, bending, occasional lifting of moderate weights, twisting, occasional climbing up and down steps.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to achievement of organisation and department goals through completion of daily duties to required standards
  • Ensure product quality is to required standards
  • Flexibility in covering team and other duties as required
  • Maintain agreed house-keeping standards

Team Cormar:

  • Participate in, and make a positive contribution to, an agreed number of Action Teams
  • Adhere to and promote Cormar Values
  • Demonstrate attitude and behaviours which make a positive contribution to the team, department and company
  • Consider safety in all aspects of work, adhere to site safety rules and report all instances of concern. Safety is everyone’s responsibility


  • Contribute to company improvement initiatives (eg. MSQ surveys, culture surveys)
  • Understand how own role impacts on organisation and department objectives
  • Support Team Leader to deliver the above objectives

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively within the team and in the wider organisation
  • Knowledge of how the department works and how it fits in with the rest of the organisation
  • Ability to work to agreed deadlines
  • IT and administration skills commensurate with effectively fulfilling the role
  • NVQ Level 2 in Business Improvement Techniques


Please send applications to Carla Grant, HR Manager, Cormar Carpets, Brookhouse Mill, Greenmount, Bury BL8 4HR, or email 

Backing Plant Operative