Our Keele site

Keele production line


Ridgehill Drive, Madeley Heath, Crewe, Cheshire CW3 9LY


We produce hand-made and machine made clay tiles

No one quite knows why this site is referred to as ‘Keele’, as it is actually based just outside the village , close to the M6 motorway in Cheshire! It has modern production lines that support the production of quality hand-made Marley Eternit roof tiles.

We are always looking towards the future and ways to improve processes and outputs. We rely on our employees/teams to identify how this can be done. For example, we put an initiative in place to minimise waste, and we have achieved substantial reduction in that.

We encourage and invest in the development of our teams to ensure the continued success of the site. We currently have around 140 employees here including a Production Manager, Operators, Team Leaders, Shift Managers, Maintenance team, Administration, Planning (Production and Maintenance), Quality Department, EHSQ Officer, Samples and Stores Personnel.

Production provides many opportunities for development within the company and is a fantastic gateway to progression. You will gain a great deal of knowledge on the core function of the business and develop many transferable skills.

  • Everyone is a key part of the business. We will drive and support you to excel in your abilities, participate in team work, voice your opinions, make recommendations and be involved in company projects or site improvements.
  • You will receive regular appraisals to make sure your goals and aspirations are being discussed and developed.
  • We also help you focus on the company objectives and aims through meetings, team briefings, training and one-to-one conversations.

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Latest Vacancies

Production Operative x 6

Closing Date: 15.02.2018

Main Purpose of the Role

“To safely operate production machinery as part of a team ensuring that daily production and quality targets are met.”

Key Responsibilities

Safety and environment – Act responsibly and safely in the workplace at all times to ensure a safe working environment.Follow all site rules.Following safe working practices and procedures including timely reporting of accidents and emergencies.

Quality –Ensure production complies with product specification and appearance acceptable to customer.Report any production issues immediately to minimize quality problems

Communication – Be pro-active, work with other members of the team as required.Record information as and when required, feeding back information and issues to the senior operator and shift manager.

Operational Performance – Participate in Lean improvements and techniques on the line.Operate all sections of plant to ensure a fully flexible workforce.

Workplace Organisation - Be responsible for all designated housekeeping and developing and maintaining standards for the line.

Behavioural Profile

Is capable of being part of a mixed skill team in a high pressure, safety drive, production environment.Is capable of working safely on own initiative.Has attention to detail.Is effective at communicating and works well within a team.Is flexible in terms of working requirements.Can follow rules, but is also capable of showing some initiative.

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 will be required

Since the Production Operative 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.

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.ukor post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE14 3HD.

Process Operator s

Closing Date: 02.02.2018

Job Profile

We are currently recruiting for a Process Operator for our site in Burton. 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.

Key Responsibilities

To safely operate production machinery as part of a team ensuring that daily production and quality targets are met

Main Activities

To be able to operate all sections of the production plant.

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 role requires a high level of understanding and commitment to the fact that the health, safety and welfare of all employees is critical in all circumstances. 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 a covering letter, CV and salary expectations to: careers@marleyeternit.co.ukpost to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE14 3HD

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