Materials Handler

Job description

FMP is one of area’s leading manufacturers of medical devices and healthcare products and has been in operation for almost 50 years. With local sites in operation at White Lund (Morecambe) and White Cross (Lancaster) manufacturing an array of products that supply NHS, UK and global demand for healthcare related products, At FMP, our culture is to value our people, and our key values reflect the focus that we place into the importance and significance of everyone at FMP;

FMP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

IIP Silver Accreditation

  • We endeavor to create a work environment that will encourage our people to perform to their maximum potential
  • We positively encourage the acceptance of responsibility and accountability at all levels, whilst developing our staff through appropriate training and coaching supported by personal development review.
  • Individual and team effort is challenged and rewarded in pursuit of continuous business improvement

Full training will be provided in these roles with immediate starts available for candidates who meet the specified criteria (subject to the required Right to Work in the UK checks).


This role covers the responsibilities of planning, requesting of raw materials and components which includes manual dexterity and the ability to deliver on time to meet manufacturing requirements

Hours of work

07.00-15.30 Monday to Thursday / 07.00-12.30 Fridays

14.00-22.30 Monday to Thursday / 11.00-16.30 Fridays


  • Liaise with Supervisors & Production QA’s and Manufacturing Technicians to ensure the supply of materials, components, and consumables are delivered on request.
  • Adhere to the production plans and inform Supervisor of any unforeseen issues.
  • Analyze production activity to ensure raw materials are arranged and requested on time.
  • Highlight any key issues and report back to Department Supervisor.
  • Clearly communicate across departments to meet manufacturing demands.
  • Works order de-kitting are completed promptly and accurately following line clearance.
  • Safely and securely transport materials, components, and consumables in a safe and efficient manner around the Cleanroom.
  • Preform High levels of inspection on inward materials, components, and consumables, checking all levels of identification is present, accurate, correct and corresponds with works order via internal system.
  • Process rejection on in process materials, components, consumables when appropriate.
  • Deliver a strong understanding of the importance of segregation.
  • Maintaining a high level of timekeeping.
  • Maintain housekeeping to a high standard to ensure a clean and safe working environment
  • Remove all waste from area; general, plastic, packaging, cores.
  • High level of enthusiasm and interpersonal skills.
  • Work towards achieving a target of 100% accuracy.
  • To assist machine device assemblers on automated assembly line or packing station in at times when primary role is fulfilled.


Computer/IT – Comply to internal and External IT operating systemsrecord keeping for all machines and processes they oversee, which requires proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software.

Communication - Verbal and listening skills to ensure efficient transfer of information between team members. Confident to address and troubleshoot problems (keeping in mind that these might be high-pressure situations and need to keep calm under pressure).

Documentation - Written skills are important, maintain accurate and clear documentation that proves manufacturing is being carried out in accordance with both internal and external quality systems or regulations. It is important that procedures are followed, but it is also important that it can be shown and proved that procedures were followed.

Measurement - Monitor and perform routine inspections for identifying when components will be required and acting to deliver and meet production demands. Monitoring the output of automated assembly line or station.

Reporting – Provide relevant feedback to highlight any key issues to Department Supervisor, Production QA and/or Manufacturing Technician which could/will develop into delays or plan changes.

Attention to detail - Follow strict internal protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Know the manufacturing process in detail, troubleshooting at a trained level and informing senior members of the team to raise corrective actions.

Lean Manufacturing Skills - Apply lean manufacturing principles to eliminate waste in the production process or apply six sigma to reduce output variation.

Due to volume of interest, only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies please.

Job Types: Full-time,

Work remotely

  • No

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £10.20 per hour


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

We are a Covid secure operation taking all steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our workforce. PPE is provided and social distancing measures are in place


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An exciting career at flexible medical

An exciting career at flexible medical

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