Plant Operative

Job Description

Our client, a well known food manufacturer is looking for an experienced plant operator to work in their busy factory.

The purpose of this position is to operate and monitor the whey plant as per the company's standard operating procedures to acheive internal and external specifications.

Key responsibilities whilst training and under supervision include:

Inputting operational data into the computer via software systems ensuring accurate recording. Being responsible for cleaning in place and open plant cleaning of the whey plant and butter as per the company's procedures. You will operate and monitor the pasteuriser and cream pasteurisers as per company procedures, monitor ultra-filtration and revers osmosis plants, operate and monitor the butter maker, taking and analyzing liquid samples from the silo and assisting with the loading and unloading of lorries and performing intake/dispatch tests.

Once you are fully trained and can work unsupervised your role will include the following:

CIP set operation, process tanker deliveries and dispatches, operate the pasteuriser, operate the forklift as and when required, perform all critical control point checks as and when required, Operation of dairy control panel and any other tasks as and when required.

The right candidate must be physically fit, have a willingness to learn, be flexible and can work various hours. You must also be computer literate and have basic literacy and numeracy. Previous manufacturing experience would be desirable.

A valid counter-balance forklift licence and European Computer Driving Licence would be desirable but not essential as training will be given. If you own a valid food hygiene and manufacturing level 2 certificate this would be advantageous however training for this can be provided.

Working hours are variable depending on which department you will work in. Candidates will be expected to follow a shift pattern and rotate on a weekly basis. The basic shift pattern is:
05:30-14:00, 14:00-22:30.

Salary - £8.70 per hour but will increase to £9.64 per hour once fully trained. There is also a £73.63 weekly shift allowance for those operating on rotating shifts.

Transport will be required due to the location of work.