Vacancy: Backing Plant Operative

Brookhouse Mill - Bury

Title: Backing Plant Operative

Reports to: Operations Supervisor

Based at: Brookhouse Mill

Hours per week: 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day, Sunday – Thursday, 10pm-6am


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 the Operations Supervisor.


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 the achievement of organisation and department goals through completion of daily duties to required standards
  • Ensure product quality is to required standards
  • Flexibly cover team and other duties as required
  • Maintain agreed house-keeping standards


Team Cormar:

  • Participate in, and make a positive contribution to Project 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 (e.g. MSQ surveys, culture surveys)
  • Understand how own role impacts on organisation and department objectives
  • Support the Operations Supervisor 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


Some of the benefits you can expect to receive as a Backing Plant Operative are 31 days’ holiday increasing to 35 after 5 full years’ service, discretionary annual bonus, healthcare scheme (after 3 months service), generous pension (after 3 months service), free on-site parking and a substantial discount on our ranges.

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

Backing Plant Operative