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Production Operatives

Branch:Yeovil
Location:Chard, Somerset, England
Contract:Temporary
Salary:GBP9 - 13 per Hour
Benefits:None
Job Ref: JT04092020a
Posted: 04/09/2020
Job Description

Production operatives required for a physically demanding manual job based at Cricket St Thomas. You will be involved in various processes in the production of cheese, including turning racks of cheese, cleaning, and operating machinery - full training given. 

ENHANCED RATES FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WORKING AS WELL AS OVERTIME. 

£8.72 ph standard rate

£10.90 ph SATURDAYS

£13.08 ph SUNDAYS

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
  • 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.

Please note that hours and days of work are confirmed on  a weekly basis.