Branch: Birmingham ~ ~

Job Duration: Ongoing ~ Job Start Day: ASAP

Plate Saw Operative

Pure Staff are currently recruiting for a Plate Saw Operative for our growing client in Birmingham. Please see below details of the Plate Saw Operative role.

Role Description:

Duties as a Plate Saw Operative:

  • To ensure all products are handled, cut and identified in accordance with our client’s Working Practices and Procedures ensuring adherence to customer requirements in a safe manner conforming to all relevant Health and Safety regulations.
  • The accurate setting, cutting and identification of materials maximising stock utilisation and minimising any scrap of damage to both customer products and stock.
  • The maintenance and accurate recording of all details on both the computer-based stock control system and all other supporting documentation.
  • Promote continuous improvement processes to maximise stock productivity and minimise waste in all operational processes.
  • Maintain and promote safe working practices and policies whilst engaged in your daily role.

Main Accountabilities of Plate Saw Operative:

  • Ensuring that all products are handled in the most appropriate manner to eliminate any damage, or health hazards, in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Ensuring full conformance to all the identified order requirements as presented.
  • Ensuring the computer-based stock control system, and all supporting documentation, is fully maintained and accurate at all in accordance with our client’s quality and working procedures and practices.
  • Responsible for ensuring all stock being processed is maximised to achieve the best stock utilisation possible in adherence with our client’s quality and working procedures and practices.
  • Ensuring all stock and processed products are clearly identified in accordance with both our client and customer requirements at all times.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills of Plate Saw Operative


  • Knowledge on all aspects of raw materials as handled by the site.
  • Knowledge of all products handled by the site and its disparate cutting requirements.
  • Ability to read and understand a cutting pattern to maximise stock utilisation and minimise waste.
  • Programming knowledge for machine set-up, preparation and cutting.
  • Understanding of materials handling for all processed products in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Self-motivated, reliant, diligent, analytical and numerate.
  • PC Literate.
  • Ability to be trained and understand being a business approved stamp holder.


  • Understanding of Health and Safety at Work legislation and its practical application.
  • Understanding of the full scope of quality processes applicable to handling of materials.
  • Current valid counterbalance mechanical handling license.
  • Machine Maintenance skills applicable to the type of equipment operated.
  • Understanding of continuous improvement philosophies.

If your interested in this Plate Saw Operative role, please call 0121 237 4840 or apply with your most recent CV.