General Operative - Various Positions

Job Type Manufacturing
Location Darwen - Herbert Parkinson
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 23/10/2020
Vacancy Type Permanent
Hours of Work 2 week Rota Monday to Friday week 1 5.45am to 2pm Week 2 2pm to 10pm


Herbert Parkinson is a Subsidiary Company of the John Lewis Partnership since 1953, provides an exclusive range of soft furnishing products. With an experienced design team and extensive flexible manufacturing facilities, offering a full development and manufacturing service for soft furnishing products, including cushions, pillows, duvets, curtains & blinds.

What's the role about?

Duties and Responsibilities:
Herbert Parkinson General Operatives are specialists in the design and manufacture of soft furnishing products.
This role requires someone who is motivated and proactive with an excellent eye for detail and someone who is a great team player. The successful candidate will join a team responsible for all aspects of manufacturing the products while achieving the department requirements on performance, efficiency, and quality.

What will you be doing?
Job Requirements
Responsibilities to include but not limited to;
- To Maintain high levels of housekeeping in your immediate work area.
- To be flexible and move tasks throughout the shift as work dictates.
- To support other sections within the department as and when required.
- To perform any other duties as required by managers.
-To contribute to a safe working environment by being up to date on all H&S training requirements.

What you will have
Required essential experience skills and qualifications:
- Effective communicator.
- Demonstrates drive and enthusiasm.
- Willing to tackle difficult issues.
- Is creative.
- Is able to build effective relationships.

Desirable experience skills and qualifications:
-Previous experience working in a warehouse or production environment.

The roles we have available are

General Operative - Machinist,

General Operative - Cutter

General Operative - Curtain pinners,  

All roles have various Labouring duties.

Please note the assessment process will include a virtual interview. If successful you will have a 2nd stage practical assessment in the Warehouse to assess Machinist, cutter and Pinner skills.

As a Partner, you will enjoy our unique benefits package, including staff discount, subsidised food in Partner dining rooms, discounts in local restaurants, subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partnership hotels and so much more.

We request that candidates only apply for this position if you can fully commit to the advertised working hours and the full term of the contract, or we will be unable to proceed with your application.

Please consider the following when making your application:
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
- Print off the job description now if you require it.
- Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.

Week 1. 05:45 to 13:45 Week 2. 14:00 to 22:00.

Pay Rate £9.00 to £11.42 + 7.5% Shift premium. 

Attachment: 7DS Top Cloth Cutter 2015.doc.pdf; 7DS Machinist- General op 2015.doc.pdf; 7DS General Op 2015.doc.pdf 


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