A modern approach to manufacturing

Innovation at Marley Eternit

The drive for continuous improvement is something you will notice wherever you work for Marley Eternit. We are actively working toward being a Kaizen operation ie where change is good and where everyone is empowered to embrace change and continuous improvement.

As well as enhancing our own operations, this approach is also designed to add value for our customers and cut down on waste – not just what we throw away but also in areas such as time, effort and money. It also:

  • Allows us to develop our knowledge and skills as we share best practice between sites.
  • Makes it easier for us all to do our jobs and to focus on other issues such as innovation – which is at the core of our business.

We have a dedicated continuous improvement manager who works with all the sites.

Innovation is exciting

Whether we are creating it or embracing it, innovation is part of our culture and our passion – built on our incredible in-house knowledge as well as our commitment to being the best.

We always look to combine our technical, market and customer expertise to achieve and deliver the best possible performance. We constantly challenge ourselves and go to market with a ‘new generation’ of better products, solutions and services.

Innovation in action

  • New products, including
    • The UK’s first tongue and groove weather board (Cedral Click), which is easier to install
    • A new type of fixing called Solofix that speeds up installation by up to 30%.
  • New processes, for example:
    • We are the first product manufacturer in the field to be associated with the Carbon Trust: we understand the importance of embodied carbon in terms of sustainability
    • We have introduced new ways of dealing with waste production.
  • New technologies, for example:
    • We want to be as digital as possible and deliver more services digitally, such as providing online specification tools.

Innovation is a commitment across our organisation so, depending on your role, you may well find yourself learning about new techniques or being part of a team finding out about new techniques.

Latest Vacancies

Process Operator s Hand Fittings

Closing Date: 20.10.2017

We are currently looking for a Process Operator.Reporting to the Shift Manager the Process Operators Role is to safely operate production machinery as part of a team ensuring that daily production and quality targets are met.The Process Operator will work shifts as appropriate to suit the needs of the business.


To be able to operate all sections of the production plant and to produce and pack fittings by hand.To comply with all safety requirements i.e. uphold the company safety policy.To comply with and maintain the company quality standards and requirements.To fully understand and be able to operate all sections of the plant to ensure daily production and quality targets are met.

Minimise waste, recycle where appropriate and comply with the Company Environmental Policy.To maintain good housekeeping in designated areas.

To be available for progressive training in key skill areas.To identify and report potential problems with the production facility.To attend daily production meetings and other meetings as appropriate.To show a flexible approach to varying work activities.To participate in Continuous Improvement projects when required.To participate in and help to improve the 5S standards in your designated area.


The Process Operator must be capable of being part of a mixed skill team in a high pressure, safety driven, production environment.You should be capable of working safely on your own initiative.The Process Operator will be capable of operating a minimum of 3 key sections of the production plant on completion of appropriate training.

The job holder must be conversant with the Company Health and Safety and Environmental policies and act responsibly at all times.The job holder is expected to identify and report production and process problems at an early stage in order to avert major downtime.Good communication with Maintenance Supervisors, Maintenance Technicians, and the Shift Managers is essential, as well as with the rest of the production team.

A flexible approach to working requirements is expected to ensure adequate cover to meet production demands, this may require undertaking tasks that are out of your production area.At times the job holder may need to travel away from site for training or other requirements.A flexible approach to overtime working and shift working will be required.

Since the Process Operator will work closely with the production machinery, it is expected that the job holder will be able to understand the fundamental workings of the plant.However, an aptitude for working with automatic production systems and man machine interfaces is essential.In addition a desire to work as part of a team to achieve a common goal must be demonstrated.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter, CV to: careers@marleyeternit.co.uk post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE14 3HD.

Health and Safety Administrator - Fixed Term Contract x 12 months

Closing Date: 08.11.2017

Job Profile: The role of the H&S Administrator will provide administrative and clerical functions in relation to the day to day running of the central Health and Safety department. This role requires a strong administrator, ideally with experience and/or qualifications from within the H&S environment. However the key skills here are to work in support of the H&S function using strong administration, project and organisational skills.

Key Responsibilities:

To receive, acknowledge, investigate and process claims within the required timelines.

Arrange mandatory and tailored health and safety training for staff

Carry out monthly inspections for first aid provision, replenishing stock as required.

Assist with the reporting of accidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences, chasing corrective actions and making improvement suggestions

assist with the emergency response exercises and drills and maintain records

Organise the first aid and fire safety team meetings

Arrange the health and safety committee meetings and monthly H&S meetings, issuing the agenda, taking and distributing minutes and tracking any actions

Assist with employee and contractor health and safety inductions

Support the Health and Safety Officer with the implementation and review of company policies, templates and safety information

Help promote a positive health and safety culture, leading by example by demonstrating and endorsing safe working practices

Assist in researching new health and safety products, suppliers and providers

Nature and Scope

Knowledge and experience within a Health and Safety environment with a strong, proven background within a similar administrative support position is desirable.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to build and maintain working relationships.

Proactive and motivated with a talent to investigate, resolve and/or escalate issues and requirements.

Strong IT skills including MS word, excel and Power Point and an ability to quickly learn SAP and web based systems.

The H&S Administrator will be conscientious and meticulous in their approach to performing daily records and duties.

Will be keen to learn and will benefit from training to acquire the specific technical knowledge required for the role. Comply with company health and safety policy and play an active role in ensuring the welfare of others.

Qualifications: IOSH Certificated advantageous. NVQ Level 2 Business Administration or equivalent. First aider and fire marshal experience would be helpful

The company reserves the right to make changes and update the job description in consultation with the job holder. Full-time 36.5 hours per week, regular working days Monday to Friday. The role is offered as 1 year fixed term contract initially, covering a period of maternity leave within this small team.

Marley Eternit places the highest priority on employee safety and employees will be expected to work safely at all times, proactively contributing to the continued improvement in health and safety performance.

To apply for this position please send your CV to careers@marleyeternit.co.uk or post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE14 3HD.

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