RBLI – Manufacturing Operative


Main Purpose of the Job:

To manufacture signs, printed products and other components to a high quality standard to meet customer specification. To be trained in, and carry out all appropriate manufacturing processes, and associated tasks to the correct standard, whilst maintaining a safe working environment. To be a team player, working closely with the supervisory team to meet the departmental targets, with a high attention to detail and a pride in their work.

Overview of the Role & Team:

Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company is a social enterprise and a division of Royal British Legion Industries.

Our mission: To enable veterans and others with disabilities to regain their independence through personal development involving employment and skills.

These positions are key in our operational team, with the main function being to produce products to the correct standard. The team is overseen by the Operations Manager, who holds overall responsibility for the performance. The team itself is a diverse group of people, but with a common aim.

Your Key Responsibilities:


• Work closely with other team members ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times


• Construct signs, engineered components, printed materials and other associated products by hand or machine, to appropriate specification ensuring that the correct materials are used
• Keep the work area clean, tidy and free from materials that are not required for the current or next job
• To assist with other tasks or activities within Manufacturing as requested by the relevant Supervisor, provided that appropriate training and guidance have been given to ensure capability

General Responsibilities

• Liaising with the management team to ensure the timely supply of all materials to meet production deadlines
• Raising any issues to improve SBMC in terms of Safety, Quality, Customer Satisfaction
• Construct products by hand or machine to specification ensuring that the correct materials are used
• To comply with Quality Assurance requirements and recording procedures
• To liaise with supervision to ensure you have the correct equipment for the job

Personal Attributes:

• Strong attention to detail
• Can-do attitude
• Willing to learn new skills
• Team player
• Self-motivated with good team ethics

Expected Behaviours:

• To take direction and guidance from your line manager as required
• To attend work on time each day, and to observe all applied rules and regulations
• Carry out tasks to the best of your ability, and to an agreed level of performance
• To work with colleagues in a professional, positive and supporting way

Working Environment:

• You may need Personal Protection Equipment, such as safety boots and goggles, which will be provided by SBMC
• Working in a factory, potentially with dust, noise and mobile equipment
• To observe factory processes, guidelines and instructions, and become familiar with, and adhere to all Health and Safety requirements, and the Safeguarding policy

Skills & Experience Required:


• Willingness to learn, and help others.
• Work ready: ready to get stuck in and help get products of the correct high standard out of the door on time.
• To follow instruction closely
• Fulfil our recruitment criteria of service veteran or others with disabilities/from disadvantage.


• Worked in a manufacturing, engineering, mechanical or similar role previously.
• IT familiarity
• Use of Hand Tools
• Attention to detail


Competitive annual leave + bank holidays, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.

To Apply:

If you wish to be considered for the above role, forward your CV and covering letter including a supporting statement to recruitment@rbli.co.uk. RBLI is an equal opportunities employer.

* RBLI reserves the right to remove a vacancy at any time prior to the published closing date


Closing Date: 31 May 2021

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