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Production Operative

Orchard House Foods are currently recruiting for  Production Operatives based at our Corby site,  What we do-We manufacture freshly prepared fruit and drinks for some of the best retail suppliers in the UK and convenience channels, as well as key foodservice partners. We make high quality, delicious food-to-go products.

In this role you will assist the Team Leader in the running of a production line via performing key skills required to ensure optimum efficiency and the achievement of operational targets.

Key Responsibilities

  • To achieve line speeds and efficiency (OEE) against targets.
  • To achieve % overuse for fruit against targets.
  • To minimise packaging waste on the lines.
  • To ensure fruit is packed to required specification (recipe) and traceability is maintained at all times. To report production errors to Line Leader immediately so that product can be reworked/rejected.
  • To carry out all job related start up checks including intermediate cleans and metal detection checks following the procedures set out in the SOP’s/training received. Quality checks such as Ishida line changeover and dairy handling completed correctly and on time.
  • To contribute in managing outputs (daily plan) and labour across all packing lines.
  • Good manufacturing practices to be carried out including colour coding / personal hygiene / hand washing / waste removal).
  • Find procedure followed for foreign body hazards identified in the area.
  • Wearing the required PPE (for example thermal/anti-slash gloves).
  • Report all accidents and Near Miss incidents to your supervisor.
  • To make suggestions on ways to improve performance in your area and implement agreed actions.
  • You must also be flexible in being able to transfer to other work areas to develop business understanding and skills set.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • Proven skill level relating to the area concerned.
  • Able to understand and implement Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • Can work as part of a team and follow basic operating principles.
  • Inherent understanding of site hygiene, technical, QA, HR and Health & Safety.
  • Basic level of English understanding.
  • Can demonstrate a ‘can-do’ attitude.

What can we offer you?

  • Very Competitive salary.
  •  Overtime paid at 1.5
  • WeCare – Virtual services providing easy access to 24/7 GP consultations, mental health support, and much more.
  • Employee Discounts Scheme – Unbeatable savings at hundreds of retailers.
  • Production Bonus Scheme – Earn up to £500 per year *
  • Refer-a-Friend programmes with £250 award *
  • Trainer Referral schemes with £250 award *
  • Free Reward Days – Hot food vans and ice creams
  • Social Committee – Fun events and discounted trips
  • Employee of the Month scheme and £50 award
  • Free parking at site (1st come, 1st served)
  • Free hot drink vending daily

Our Vision – ACHIEVE!

If you are “Feeling fresh and fancy a fresh start” come on an exciting journey with us, We cannot wait to hear from you! 

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Job Category: manufacturing Production operative
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Corby

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