Material Control Operative

Job Details

Job Title: Material Control Operative

Position: Temporary to Permanent

Location: Swindon


Responsible for the control of material flow within Production area to facilitate –

  • Control of material to ensure stock accuracy
  • Quick change over of production lines to aid efficiency
  • Identification and resolution of issues causing stock errors (e.g. BOM errors, booking issues, etc.)
  • Top up cell stocks from supermarket
  • Ensure WIP is minimised across production
  • Work with Procurement, Stores and Production to Drive continuous improvement in material control processes


  • Ensure material continuity to meet the daily production plan.
  • Ensure production plan is “Clear to Build” – no shortages
  • Investigate stock discrepancies, identify root cause reasons and rectify to prevent future issues
  • Assist in the setup of Kanban systems, supermarkets etc
  • Maintain 5S standards in all material storage locations
  • Drive, where appropriate, Kanban systems of material control and visual management
  • Minimise WIP at all times trough pull based material control and Just In Time operation
  • Adhere to standard processes
  • Continuously improve standard processes
  • Communicate effectively with Team Leaders, Stores and Procurement to resolve issues
  • Ensure Job change overs are efficient and minimise cell down time.


  • Strong process knowledge
  • Attention to detail
  • Inquisitive and good at problem solving
  • Champion of 5S and Lean principles


  • Methodical, detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Works quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Able to communicate well
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changing situations and workload.
  • Strongly customer focused, team orientated, yet able to work independently.
  • A self aware learner, seeking desire to improve.