Factory Assistant

Date Posted: 18 days ago
South Shields NE34

Job Description

Company Description:
J. Barbour & Sons Ltd founded in 1894 is a British lifestyle brand, home to the iconic wax jacket we design, manufacture and market stylish functional clothing and footwear for men, women and children inspired by the unique values of the British countryside. We are the proud holder of three Royal warrants, most recently we have celebrated our 125 years and remain true to our core values as a fifth-generation family business. Barbour is sold in over 40 countries worldwide, including Europe, the US and Japan but we have our headquarters and roots firmly located in the North East of England.

Position Overview: *
We have an opportunity for Factory Assistants to join the Barbour South Shields factory on a temporary basis, to help ensure smooth running of the customer service’s department throughout the busy period.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: *

Provide support to the customer service department where resource is needed.

  • Help prepare and pack products for transportation and storage.
  • Input customer data and garment information onto the computer system.
  • Open and distribute post to the relevant department.
  • Report all machine breakdowns and issues to the maintenance department.
  • Ensure production is moved from process to process in a smooth and orderly fashion.
  • To assist and participate with the Production Team leaders, Quality Technician and Operators in the process of new style introduction, to agreed standards.
  • Undertake any other reasonable activity, as may be required by team leader or senior management. Ensure that Health and Safety policies are adhered to.
  • Ensure that Safe Working Procedures are adhered to.

Skills and Experience: *

Competent understanding of HSE Guidelines.

  • Good attention to detail.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Can do attitude.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Proactive
  • Comfortable working within a pressurised environment to achieve targets.


Discretionary Company bonus scheme

  • Staff discount
  • Staff shop
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • 20 days Fixed Factory Holidays (1 week in May B/H week, 3 weeks in the summer, 2 weeks at Christmas)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Access to training and development activities to support your career development

Note: *In the event that a sufficient volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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