Trainee Production Operative | Coryton

Trainee Production Operative


Trainee Production Operative at a lower tier COMAH fuel blending facility producing highly bespoke and technical products into the speciality fuels market – servicing the downstream Oil Majors, Automotive, Aerospace and Motorsport industries. Please note this role will be working a 3-rolling shift pattern (Mornings: 5am -13:30pm, Lates: 13:00pm – 21:30pm and Nights 21:00pm – 5:30am)



Under the supervision of the Production team leader, execute the daily blending plan as set out by the production planning and logistics schedule. Ensuring that activities are conducted in a safe and efficient manner, following company process and maintaining quality.



  • Undertake site operations ensuring safe, efficient, accurate and correct execution/administration of:
    • Tanker receipts and despatches
    • Blending and product movement operations
    • Decants
    • Housekeeping standards (including waste fuel handing, general tidiness, stock rotation)
    • Equipment care standards (equipment husbandry and use of MRS)
  • Work with team leader to execute daily and weekly blending plan though:
    • Communication of progress
    • Provide immediate response to blending issues during day to day operations
    • Identification of operational efficiencies and opportunities within the production plan
  • Undertake appointed role within the ERP
  • Act as appointed fire marshal
  • Assist in other scheduled and ad-hoc activities to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the site


Personal Qualities

  • Aptitude for literacy and numeracy in order to read and understand and then execute instructions as per written works order documentation
  • Ability to translate written operational instructions to practical execution of plant machinery and equipment
  • Physical robustness and ability to work on a shift pattern
  • Positive attitude when presented with issues and offer a robust approach to problem solving in relation to plant and operational issues
  • Enthusiasm and perseverance
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to build rapport with team and develop a genuine relationship of mutual respect



  • Strong working knowledge of the CAF production facility, products, components and manufacturing standards.
  • Understanding of process safety and alarm management
  • Trained in emergency response procedures with specific understanding of their role with ERP
  • Practical experience in the use of computerised supply chain management and stock systems


Performance Measurement Criteria

  • Attitude toward supporting a positive HSE and continuous improvement culture
  • Production output and efficiency
  • Misblend and operational error
  • Adherence to process and procedure


Reports to: Production Team Leader


The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 9LN, United Kingdom