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Production Operative

Pin icon WR11 Evesham
Pound Sterling icon Salary dependent on experience
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 8 May 2024
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We have an exciting opportunity in Evesham for a Production Operative to join the team at Sun Chemical, the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments.

Production Operative (Inplant Shift Technician)
Evesham, WR11 2XL

  • Full time, permanent
  • 36 hours per week/12 hours shifts
  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Excellent benefits package

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, colour and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries.

Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

The Role

Thanks to our innovative products and great team – we are proud that the business is continuing to grow, we now have an opportunity for a Production Operative (Inplant Shift Technician) to join our professional manufacturing team based in Evesham. 

This is an opportunity to join an established team of dedicated technicians providing 24/6 cover to our customer delivering timely colour and press side support. We will be looking for a team player willing to learn or adapt current skills to suit the role with the ability to follow procedures and instruction. An attitude with a high regard for safety is essential. Technicians work on shifts and are supported by an onsite management structure.

No previous experience is required but the successful applicant must not have any colour blindness deficiency and be willing to work nights and weekends as part of the shift pattern.  For the right person training will be provided. Together with continual training programmes to develop the individual.

Key responsibilities:

  • Product Development - Development of new products as well as maintenance of profitable new products to meet business requirements to agreed deadlines and timescales
  • Working closely with other technical staff on the formulation and research of new and existing products
  • Application of own scientific knowledge in problem-solving situations
  • Provide updates of project progress, including regular communication with team leader
  • Technical Support - Provides technical advice, guidance & support maintaining laboratory processes, equipment, and resolution of customer issues
  • Product Compliance – Meets required Production, Quality, EHS & Regulatory policies when maintaining existing products and providing new solutions
  • Safety Commitment - Ensuring the safety of self and others

Qualifications / Experience Critical for the Job Holder

  • Basic secondary education at GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above in English and Maths or equivalent
  • FLT license advantageous but not essential


  • Competitive Salary
  • Company pension
  • Competitive holiday entitlement
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Further training opportunities
  • Access to discounts and savings at some of the UK’s biggest retailers

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and you will be directed to the company website where you will be able to submit an application form.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.


It is Sun’s policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Other suitable skills and experience include Production Operative, Inplant Technician, Ink Technician, Production Operator, Manufacturing Technician, Production Assistant, Assembly Worker, Production Support, Machine Operator, Warehouse Operator, Production Associate, Manufacturing Assistant, Assembly Technician, Manufacturing Operative.