Brickcut Operative
Location: Newbury
Salary: Competitive
Expires: 09/02/2022 23:59

We have an extensive network of18 manufacturing facilities in the UK, employing approximately 1,800 people.

We are a leading manufacturer of a diverse and trusted range of concrete and clay building products used extensively within the construction sector, with instantly recognisable brands such as Thermalite blocks, LondonBrick, Ecostock, Cradley, Formpave and Jetfloor, Bison Precast.

Our product range comprises of clay bricks, Thermalite blocks, aggregate blocks, Red Bank chimney, roofing and flue systems, precast concrete and flooring products and Formpave permeable paving.

Forterra represents exactly what we do and have always done. Our purpose is to manufacture products that are the essential to the nation’s construction sector, helping our customers build with ease and confidence. Moreover, we continue to lead our industry in terms of standards and safety.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team in the position of Brick Cut Operative at Newbury.

The Role

Manufacture of the Aircrete brick product range by operation of section plant and equipment ensuring the appropriate Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental standards are met.

To work closely with the shift colleagues, shift leaders, Safety Coordinator and production manager to ensure the sites targets and objectives are achieved.

Job Requirements

Commitment and engagement

  • Perform high level of work ethic
  • Utilize own abilities for the best of the company

Internal and external customer and market management

  • Foresee and act to meet customer needs
  • Drive customer/supplier relations

Performance and result management

  • Increase efficiency and quality
  • Be safety focused at all times
  • Execute tasks and focus on fast implementation

Decisiveness and adaptability

  • Be straight forward and goal orientated
  • Demonstrate drive and initiative
  • Demonstrate openness to change, flexibility and adaptability
  • Learn and develop continuously

Communication and cooperation

  • Provide information and ensure open communication
  • Follow the Forterra Newbury employee guidelines at all times
  • Demonstrate intercultural awareness and competence

The Candidate

  • Health and Safety of self and others.
  • Optimising production output in a safe and effective manner.
  • Operating section plant and equipment with effective communication.
  • Maintaining section and site housekeeping standards.
  • Participating in continuous improvement with regard to Safety, Waste, Quality, Plant Breakdowns, Testing, Trials and information sharing.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • A good basic understanding of health & Safety is essential.

The role holder is expected:

  • to comply with all aspects of the Forterra Compliance Policy
  • to ensure that all the business/operations are performed in accordance with instructions and procedures and in such a way so as to prevent any fraudulent activities taking place
  • to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and to observe the requirements of the Company Safety Policy and other relevant legislation
  • to update all areas of knowledge as required to carry out the job with maximum effectiveness and to attend training/development courses as and when required
  • to comply will all aspects of the HR Policies and Procedures of the Company


GCSE qualifications to grade C and above


  • Annual Salary Reviews
  • Company Pension
  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Holiday
  • Great Working Environment
  • In House Training
  • Life Assurance