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Production Operative – Site Based – Preston, Lancshire, PR$ 2DQ
Rotating Shifts (AM/PM) 

We are looking for a Production Operative to join our team.

Previous experience working with machinery in a food or pharmaceutical environment is preferred, though full training is provided.

You must be comfortable in the wearing of PPE as this is an essential requirement in this role.

The Role:  In this role you will be working among other highly skilled production operatives to manufacture and package vitamins & supplements to specification while following Good Manufacturing and H&S standards. 


About us:
Natures Aid, part of the STADA Group, was established in 1981 and is a leading UK manufacturer of Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements to health food stores, pharmacies and groceries, with over 190 products throughout 15 main health categories. Due to a continued period of substantial growth both in the UK and Internationally, Natures Aid is one of the top 5 leading UK supplements brands, with ambitious plans to continue to grow ahead of the category, through it’s award-winning innovation programme. 

The STADA Group is a leading manufacturer of high-quality pharmaceuticals and are represented in more than 30 countries worldwide with its headquarters in Bad Vilbel, Germany.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ability to strip, clean, assemble and operate all tableting machines and packing equipment required throughout the production areas
  • Tooling and Equipment is always maintained to a high standard
  • Ensure all equipment is assembled, following all cGMP and Safety procedures
  • Ensure the safe use and operation of all equipment is monitored throughout its use, reporting any issues immediately
  • Perform accurate recording and reporting of all process and quality checks
  • Ensure production schedules and set targets are met
  • Always comply with company procedures and policies 
  • Always keep your area of work clean and tidy, using 5s principles
  • Ensure all Health and Safety and reporting procedures are carried out maintaining a safe working environment.


About you: 
At STADA we talk about diversity as Uniqueness. Everyone is unique and we recognise our differences as a strength. Our values Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Agility and One STADA ensure our uniqueness thrives, enabling us to care for people’s health as a trusted partner. Empower your Uniqueness, bring your whole self to STADA. If you’re keen to add value and see results, thrive in a busy fast paced environment and have the can-do spirit that’s spearheading our success, bring those qualities, with the following: 


  • Able to follow instructions and production schedules
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well with others/Teamwork
  • Flexible and open to change
  • Be focused and have a positive attitude
  • Willing to learn and keen to progress within the role


  • Knowledge of GMP is highly desirable
  • Previous experience working with machinery
  • Previous experience in tablet/capsule manufacture advantageous
  • Previous experience in a food or pharmaceutical environment is preferred


What’s in it for you?
Rewarding our employees is important to us, which is why we offer a range of fantastic benefits, such as:

  • 15% Shift Premium 
  • Annual Bonus
  • 23.5 days holiday increasing to 28.5 days over the first 5 years, plus bank holidays 
  • Option to Purchase up to 5 days additional Annual Leave
  • 6% employers pension contributions
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme Option
  • Annual Pay Reviews 
  • Enhanced family friendly leave and pay
  • Length of Service Awards 
  • 50% Employee Discount on Natures Aid products
  • Access to hundreds of free E-Learning courses on our in-house Learning platform 
  • Free onsite parking
  • We promote good physical and mental health and can provide additional support to our employees via our Employee Assistance Programmes all year round.


Monday to Friday, 38.75 hrs per week– Rotating Shifts (AM - 6 am to 1:55 pm, PM – 2:00 pm to 9:55 pm)


Base Salary up to £23,200 plus 15% shift premium 

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