Location
Blagdon
Department
Production
Advertising Salary
£11.18 - £13.00 per hour
Advert Closing Date
30 Nov 2021

So, what will I be doing?

Well, if you like burning the midnight oil or fancy yourself as a bit of a night owl - we have just the role for you!

As a Skilled Operator within our night Production Team, you'll be joining a friendly team of co-owners who sit at the heart of our operations supporting the production of our widely recognised products. Working at our Blagdon site, our largest production site, you'll undertake a range of tasks which will include the handling of product and operation of equipment, ensuring Health & Safety measures are followed, carrying out quality checks and setting machines up for different products.

We have clearly defined career pathways and are committed to developing from within. We have a broad range of roles within operations so if you're interested in growing with the business we can work together to ensure you can pursue career pathways and develop with us, whether that's focusing more on Engineering and fixing the machinery on site or coordinating teams and ensuring everything is running smoothly. The ideal candidate will be happy working in a fast-paced production environment and have a ‘can-do’ attitude and strong work ethic. Training will be provided as appropriate, although if you have worked in a fast paced industry such as food manufacturing before, that would be an advantage.
 
You will be trained in multiple skills such as:
  • Packing product into trays which are labelled on line
  • Clearing out lines and completing washouts at the end of each production run
  • Dismantling and setting up the machines for the next shift
  • Maintaining good housekeeping and hygiene practices
  • Adhering to good Health & Safety practices
  • Carrying out quality checks
  • Organising the work area, ensuring all tasks are rotated.
  • Temperature checking chilled product, ensuring all the cases are the correct amount and the temperatures are to specification.
  • Use of Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE).
There's more too - in return for your hard work you'll receive a competitive salary, a generous pension fund that requires no deduction from your wages, free parking, lockers, a canteen on site, life assurance, an enhanced overtime rate and more!
 
These are varied, physically active roles, covering a 12 hour shift, (6:00pm until 6:00am), 4 nights on, 4 nights off rolling shift pattern.

Sounds interesting, what do I need?

Essential:

  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to undertake manual tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective communication
  • Be self motivated
Desirable:
  • Basic food hygiene
  • Knowledge of HACCP
  • Relevant work experience in a production environment

This is a physically active job.

 

Why should I join the family?

We’re independent, British and proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream under the Yeo Valley brand and for many of the UK’s major retailers. Operating from four dairies and two logistics centres in Somerset and Devon, we employ over 1700 staff and produce more than 25% of the UK’s packaged yogurt.

We’re sure you don’t need convincing, but there’s a whole host of benefits that we offer including:

  • competitive holiday allowance
  • non-contributory pension scheme
  • life cover
  • healthcare cash back plan
  • cycle to work scheme
  • subsidised Yeo Valley products and services
  • preferential rates with our partners
  • annual bonus (as part of the Employee Benefit Trust, based on company performance for the year)
  • learning and development opportunities; we’re committed to ensuring all of our employees have the chance to grow

Our closing dates are a guide for when the application window should close, although we may close the advert sooner if we can. So, we recommend you get your application in straight away – and don’t miss the opportunity to join us!

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this moment in time.

Please note that Yeo Valley do not accept speculative agency applications; we will only accept applications from preferred suppliers that have been submitted to us via our recruitment portal at the point of instruction.

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