Setter Improver x3

Job Reference: WM – 1977

Location: Uxbridge

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000

Job Type:

Job Description

Setter Improver


  • Drive behavioural based safety throughout the plant, ensure and take ownership of key actions that relate to operational safety within the department.
  • Setting of all packing machines and Boxmaker. Changing over to different size bag, changing of ribbons, setting of printers, printing of labels
  • Setting of Checkweigh machines and all scales.
  • Issuing employees with work, ensuring paperwork is issued to the correct Production order
  • Raising STO transfer orders, checking all information is correct before despatch
  • Checking the quality and output from packing machines ensuring machine are run to the optimized speeds to the expected output.
  • Control movement of work before and after completion to the next stage of the manufacturing process.
  • Be involved and assist management in Incident Investigations, follow up on actions, look for route cause (five whys) analysis – ensuring that all processes are safe.
  • Take part in the DSUM ensuring all metrics are relevant and have targets that ensure problem solving, machine utilisation, RFT, Changeover reduction, output, OTIF and near miss reporting
  • Monitor and book in all incoming batches, by entering correct information onto the white boards.
  • To investigate and suggest process changes to maximise output.
  • Liaise with other shifts to ensure a smooth and effective changeover.
  • Maintain standards of quality in line with Company procedures and ensure product integrity.
  • Investigate quality root cause analysis to reduce rejects/scrap and improve process.
  • Improve processes by establishing robust setting guides and instructions to ensure repeatability of the quality standard.
  • Ensure good housekeeping standards are applied at all times.
  • Assist with systems introductions, processes and improvements to help execute works orders completion using the most efficient route and ensure the team are fully aligned to the process.
  • Train and create operation and setting procedures operators in the Company procedures and all packing requirements.
  • Ensure all staff, including themselves work to Health & Safety requirements expected within the department and Company.
  • Fulfil all other reasonable and legitimate instructions that are considered to be a function of your department and within the scope of your skills and capabilities.
  • Comply with all current work instructions within the organisation.
  • Comply fully with all current health, safety & environmental regulations in operation within the company whilst carrying out your duties.
  • Carry out any reasonable task which falls within your capabilities.
  • Carry out any reasonable management request.

About You:

  • Candidates must have experience setting and operating bagging/production machinery
  • Applicants who have experience programming machinery will be preferred
  • Must have prior experience working within a fast paced, high volume production environment
  • Must have drive and determination to acquire new skills and learn new processes
  • Mechanical engineering knowledge is desired.
  • Knowledge of HSE processes and standards.
  • Extensive manufacturing experience.
  • Technical understanding.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing and understanding of continuous improvement techniques.
  • Knowledge of SAP and scheduling systems.


  • The chance to be part of a dynamic and collaborative team
  • A competitive salary and 25-31 days holiday
  • Flexible holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Recognition and reward scheme
  • Internal and external learning and development
  • Subsidised Café

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, If you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK