Production Associate

Permanent employee, Full-time · Hackney Wick, London

The Role

At Notpla, we are on a mission to make packaging disappear. We are an innovative, ideas- and action-oriented start up that was founded on the belief that nature knows best. We develop and manufacture naturally biodegradable packaging solutions, made from seaweed and plants. We are currently looking to bring in a Production Associate to help us in our pursuit of manufacturing excellence. You will work within our in house production facility, focussing mainly on our flagship product the Ooho. 

At Notpla, we truly believe in what we are trying to achieve and we believe in our employees' ability to help us achieve our goals. Because of this, anybody joining Notpla will be given the opportunity to develop and grow, you won’t be micromanaged, we want you to take responsibility for your domain. Our common goal has created a fantastic business culture where everyone takes care. We know that we work better together and this is reflected in our environment and working policies. As well as exciting roles and a great working environment, Notpla also offers competitive salaries, the potential for EMI Share Options, a zero carbon pension scheme, discounts with local businesses and subsidised social activities. We also offer a flexible working policy that allows you to work to your own flow. We are a social business with multiple clubs and events every week, and are proud of how our diverse workplace has created a community all pushing together in the pursuit of making packaging disappear. 

The manufacturing group within Notpla is responsible for creating our innovative and unique range of products.  In particular, the team is tasked with the in-house production of our flagship Ooho product. They are led by our Director of Development & Manufacturing, who has years of experience leading the development of sustainable packaging alternatives. The team is incredibly dynamic, owning a flexible approach to problem-solving that allows them to flourish with this new and exciting product technology. They are a group that celebrate change and have a constant desire to push the process and capabilities of their products forward. As a Production Associate you will be responsible for the day to day production needs of the business, working mainly with our bespoke, unique Ooho machines but also taking on other manufacturing responsibilities across our films and rigid materials products. 

Your profile

We are looking for a hard working and determined individual, someone who is willing to adapt to the flexible nature of our production requirements. We are looking for someone who has a minimum of 2 years experience in a food manufacturing environment, this is an opportunity to join a fledgling group and carve out a career for yourself. Alongside the day to day running of our Ooho production machines, you will also have the opportunity to learn novel production techniques such as press moulding and heat sealing. Other day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Day to day management of the Ooho production lines.

  • Machinery upkeep and general operation duties in the production facility.

  • Adherence to strict food hygiene and cleanliness standards.

  • Upkeep of the production facility.

  • Liaise with the engineering and maintenance team to ensure pre planned and reactive maintenance can take place in a safe and clean environment.

  • Work alongside the warehouse and logistics team to ensure stock is well maintained and stored in a safe way.

  • Adherence to production plan, using strict time keeping to ensure on time delivery.

  • General clearing of the production and manufacturing space.

If the above sounds like something you can see yourself doing, then please apply with a CV and cover letter and someone from our recruitment team will be in touch. 

About us

We’re hard to define because what we’re doing hasn’t been done before.

Notpla is a sustainable packaging start-up founded in 2014. A combination of designers,  chemists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We create advanced packaging solutions made from seaweed and other natural materials as an alternative to single-use plastic.

We received multiple awards and grants from Innovate UK and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation for our innovative product “Ooho” – an edible and fully biodegradable sachet. Our portfolio has now extended with multiple innovation solutions. 

We're committed to creating a working environment where every member of our team can bring their full self to work regardless of their race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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