Working for Clayton Glass: an Employee Case Study with Lee Moore

Clayton Team | 17 May 2023
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In this Q&A-style website article series, we’ll be sitting down with real life Clayton Glass employees and finding out all about their history with the company, from the early days to where they are now, as well as exploring the aspects of the job they find rewarding. This time it’s Lee Moore, our esteemed colleague who works in the role of Factory Operative at our Huthwaite facility…

Q: What has your journey with Clayton Glass been like?

A:I’ve been at the Huthwaite site for well over 10 years now. When I first started, I was on the Arrisser, then Rich Wadsworth trained me up on the furnace – I picked that up in less than a month. From there, I was trained up on quality control and eventually across all areas of the factory.

Over the years I have learnt my trade across different machines and am now in a position where I could help across most areas. I take personal responsibility and will not allow production to continue if I feel there is a problem.

This place is my livelihood so I take my role very seriously.”

Q: What do you enjoy about your role?

A: “There are a number of things I enjoy about working at Clayton Glass. Firstly, There are good rates of pay, as well as this I’m able to just work days and afternoons which is brilliant for a work life balance.

Another thing is the fact that there’s a good bunch of lads that work here; management is sound, all the Shift managers are sound, and Jarrad is brilliant – he’s been really good to me since he’s been here.

Everyone speaks their mind and I just think it’s a really good environment.”

Lee enjoys working with his colleagues.

Q: What would you say to someone thinking of joining Clayton Glass?

A: “I would suggest keeping your head down and get stuck in, don’t be afraid to ask questions as everyone is happy to help, I’ll always help the young ones along. It’s always a good idea to work towards progression if that’s what you want. Overall, it’s a good place to work, and a nice environment to work in.

You need muscles and good strength – it’s heavy work and very hands on. You must be strong minded, strong willed to get the job done. Look for potential. You should do as your told and follow instructions as we are working with glass, we don’t want any accidents.”

Lee is fully trained across most areas of the Huthwaite factory, including quality control.

Q: What does the Clayton difference mean to you?

A: “For me the Clayton Difference is Quality, speed and performance. It’s getting the job done to the highest standard possible. I always pay extra attention to the small details like making sure the units are clean and that orders are going out on time.”