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Manual Production Operative

Salary:£18k - £19k
Benefits:Pension scheme - employer contributions of 6% after 3 months
Start Date:ASAP
Job Ref: YO12813
Posted: 02/08/2018
Job Description
We are currently recruiting on behalf of our well respected and growing food manufacturing client based near Chard. We are assisting them with the recruitment of multiple Manual Production Operators.

The role is a manual one, which requires physical strength, and the ability to work in a sometimes warm environment. The department is responsible for making cheese, from scratch, and is therefore a complex and involved process, managed through the use of machinery - duties will include:

• Loading empty moulds into their state of the art automated production machinery
• Monitoring the process to ensure that the machinery is running and working correctly
• Regularly turning cheese (by hand) - this is the very manual and physically demanding aspect of the role.
• Transferring products to different areas of the factory
• Administration and record keeping

The positions are available in a department that is like a family, with most jobs relying on good teamwork to ensure satisfactory completion. So as well as being a real team player, other competencies include

• Being diligent and following instructions from the experienced supervisory team
• Understanding the importance of food hygiene, and how to achieve the required standards
• Basic IT skills
• Having the ability to read, write and speak the English language to a prescribed level, including numerical information
• Understanding and applying safe working practices
• Understanding the importance of an efficient production process

We would welcome applications from anyone who has previously worked within the dairy / food industry, although this type of experience is not essential.

Basic hours of work are 40 per week Monday to Friday, Typically an 8 – 9 hour day, worked between 8.00am and 7.00pm (includes 30 min unpaid break). However, we must recruit people who are willing to provide a degree of flexibility, with start and finish times. The working pattern will be kept as stable as possible, but flexibility may be required for changes to working days to meet business demands, i.e. to include occasional weekends, and working on some Bank Holidays if required.

The starting hourly rate is £8.72, rising to £9.18 subject to satisfactory completion of training/probation (typically 3 – 6 months).
Holidays - 26 days + 8 bank holidays
Enhanced hourly rates for overtime (over 40 hours) and certain time periods, e.g. weekends, bank holidays.
Pension scheme - employer contributions of 6% after 3 months

Also importantly there are opportunities for the right candidates to progress their career within the company, to multi-skilled technician and/or progress through to supervisory roles

If you are keen to progress in a career in the food industry, and want to work for a market leading brand then please apply without delay.