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Job Vacancies (x4): Shift Manager - Extrusion/Conversion

If you are a motivated and experienced professional seeking a challenging role as a Shift Manager, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity at Aintree Plastics.

Join our team and contribute to our commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in a dynamic manufacturing environment. We have four vacancies available.

Role Purpose

  • Support the business in achieving operational KPIs and objectives.
  • Supervise a team of Operators, ensuring adherence to health and safety, product safety, product quality, and environmental procedures.
  • Oversee the production of film products according to customer specifications on production lines.
  • Manage team members to meet production output and operational efficiency requirements.
  • Provide clear and confident directions to team members.
  • Develop individual and team objectives.
  • Foster team flexibility across the Extrusion department through the identification of training needs using the shift skills matrix.
  • Contribute to health and safety risk assessments and assist in the design and issuance of related Task Cards/SOPs for team members.
  • Collaborate with various departments and maintain effective communication.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure duties are performed in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and recommend improvements through Health & Safety meetings.
  • Input daily production figures.
  • Serve as the senior fire marshal for the site.
  • Lead the tier 1 Daily Management System
  • Authorise shift holidays within company guidelines.
  • Report production figures at the tier 2 Daily Management System for the last 24 hours.
  • Take responsibility for Return To Work reporting, for both Extrusion and Conversion.

Key Behaviours & Values

  • Demonstrate commitment to health and safety, well-being, and environmental sustainability.
  • Strive for excellence in quality and extrusion line efficiency.
  • Actively support and participate in training and development activities.
  • Communicate in an open and honest manner, promoting company values.
  • Show respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of all team members.

Aintree Plastics Expectations

  • Adhere to safe operating procedures and maintain a hazard-free environment.
  • Take personal ownership and accountability for all aspects of the job role, following Aintree Plastics policies and procedures.
  • Display self-motivation and a willingness to enhance personal skills and knowledge, as well as that of the wider team.
  • Maintain a positive attitude, fostering team spirit and morale.
  • Represent the company positively and uphold a strong work ethic both inside and outside the workplace.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

The following qualifications, skills and experience are desirable:

  • Level 3 NVQ
  • Previous experience in team supervision (minimum 2 years).
  • IOSH Managing Safely/Working Safely certification.
  • Five years of proven experience in shift work within a manufacturing environment.
  • Product safety, hygiene, and environmental awareness training.
  • FLT License.


This position is located at our main factory site at Stopgate Lane, Aintree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 6DX.

Working Hours

  • The hours of work are 42 hours per week, averaged over 8 weeks, working day and night shifts as per the shift pattern (2 days, 2 nights, then 4 rest days) between Monday and Sunday.
  • Day shifts are from 8am to 8pm, and night shifts are from 8pm to 8am.

Salary & Prospects

  • The successful candidate can expect to receive a competitive salary based on their level of experience.
  • There is an attendance bonus currently in place that is worth up to 8 shifts of pay at the end of the year for 100% attendance.
  • Salaries can be paid weekly or monthly, depending on an employee's preference.
  • There will opportunities for progression within our organisation.
  • A paid holiday entitlement of 20 working days, plus 8 public/bank holidays, per year.
  • There is a contributory pension scheme which employees are auto enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).

Please visit our Company Benefits page to see a full list of benefits that are available to our employees.

About Aintree Plastics

Aintree Plastics is a manufacturer with over 27 years experience of producing bespoke polythene packaging and extruding film in an extensive range of blends, widths, thicknesses and colours.

We manufacture a wide range of converted products suitable for many industrial applications, and we supply all market sectors including the printer, converter, distributor, alongside direct end users.

Aintree Plastics is an equal opportunity employer, so we recognise the importance and value of having a diverse and inclusive workforce, and the benefits that this can bring to both our employees and customers.

We are entering an exciting period of growth and expansion to the business and are looking forward to welcoming new members to our team.

How to Apply

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to:

Scott Griffin
Operations Manager
Aintree Plastics Ltd

Please state in the subject the name of the position that you are applying for. Please highlight any relevant skills or experience you may have, and why you are interested in this position. Internal applicants should complete an internal application form. We look forward to receiving your application.

The successful applicant will be selected based on their skills & experience, and interviews will be used in the selection process. A six month probation period must be successfully completed to hold the position permanently.

The closing date for applications is Friday 11th August 2023.

No agencies please.

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