Applying For:

Machine trainees and machine operatives
Darlington Head Office

Location: Darlington Head Office

Salary: Various rates

Contract: Permanent

Company: Nobia UK

Hours Per Week: 37.5 / 39

We are expanding our permanent workforce and we are looking for Machine Operators to join our manufacturing site in Darlington.

Operating our machinery, you’ll manufacture kitchen products for our customers such as panels and frontals.

You’ll have the ability to operate our machinery safely and inline with our production plane along with understanding KPI’s and the impact of downtime.

These roles are working alternative shifts - earlies (6-2), lates (2-10) and nights (10-6)

​​​​​​​In return we offer the following:

An opportunity to join a large organisation with lots of progression opportunities.

Starting salary (depending on experience) is £11.05p/h potentially increasing to £11.80p/h and £12.55p/h . In addition to your basic hourly rate, you will also receive the following shift allowance:

Rotating shifts at 16% and 30% for a night shift, with overtime rates at 1.5 and double time.

We have 3 levels of Machine Operators:

Trainee Machinists (£10.10) - ​​​​​​​with a training plan to hit Grade 3 and 4

Grade 3 (£11.05ph) - core skills as a grade 3 machinist would be the ability to make machine adjustments were required (tooling adjustments, capable of reading CAD drawings)

Grade 4 (£11.80ph) - core skills as a grade 4 machinist would be the ability to make machine adjustments were required (tooling adjustments, capable of reading CAD drawings) tooling removal, installation and setting on woodworking machinery. Capable of creating machine programmes for required customer orders

Grade 5 (£12.55ph) - core skills as a grade 5 machinist would progress from Grade 4 with the ability to make machine adjustments as required (tooling adjustments, capable of reading CAD drawings) tooling removal, installation and setting on woodworking machinery. Capable of creating machine programmes for required customer orders.


In addition to the hourly rate, shift allowance and overtime rates we offer the following benefits:​​​​​​​

  • Overtime rates 1.5 and double time
  • Paid breaks
  • 31 to 33 days holiday
  • Company sick pay
  • Paid time off for medical appointments  
  • Employer pension contributions at 4.5%
  • Death in service at 3 x basic salary 
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Onsite occupational health (including potential opportunities for counselling services)
  • Long service award
  • Colleague purchase scheme for family and friends (Nobia)
  • MAD awards £50 to £500 reward points
  • Reward points for first aiders
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Recommend a friend scheme
  • Nobia advantage (discounts and cashback from retailers, including gym memberships and free eye test)
  • Uniform (including safety footwear)
  • Subsidised canteen – covering breakfasts, lunches, and dinner

Who we are

At Nobia, we design kitchens for life. To us, that means developing well-designed, beautiful, and emotionally conceptualised kitchens that speak to the hearts and minds of our customers. Kitchens that enable a sustainable lifestyle and reduced climate impact. We are fifteen strong local brands that benefit from advantages of working together.

We have strong local brands that benefit from advantages of working together, including Magnet, Gower and Commodore Design in the UK. With operations that incorporate the entire value chain from design to installation, we are driven by a shared ambition to lead the way in design and sustainability in our industry. Together, we form Europe’s leading kitchen specialist.

 

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