Advertising Salary
£10.50 per hour
Advert Closing Date
30 Jan 2022

So, what will I be doing?

As a Production Operative (Skilled Operator), you're an important member of our Production team at the Cannington site, supporting the production and delivery of fantastic products to our customers. Whilst ensuring a safe working area, you'll carry out key operational tasks, including operating equipment whilst following procedures / instructions.

You'll support the delivery of daily Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and targets, ensuring high levels of efficiency and food safety standards.

Your responsibilities:

  • Effective operation of equipment to support the delivery of high-quality of products.
  • Supporting fault finding on equipment to identify and fix the root cause.
  • Ensuring all equipment is properly cared for, through effective cleaning and basic maintenance tasks.
  • Collaborating with site teams to ensure effective use of raw materials and resources.
  • Engaging in improvement projects, activities and events aligned to the team and site objectives.
  • Accurately recording downtime and raw material usage.
  • Owning specific changeover activities and material replenishment in your area/asset, optimising resources and raw material yield.
  • Supporting and offering informal guidance to other team members, sharing best practice, supporting their induction and offering advice to support the development of high performing teams.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to Health & Safety by working in a safe manner, role modelling our safety behaviours, challenging unsafe practices and rectifying unsafe conditions.
  • Being actively involved and committed to the quality management system, making sure all relevant controls and procedures are completed effectively to validate food safety controls.
  • Ensure that any product below our standards is identified and the issues are escalated appropriately and resolved.
  • Adhering to good manufacturing practices and company standards of hygiene, PPE, and dress code.
  • Practicing a 'Clean as You Go' approach.

Hours of work: 4 days on, 4 days off. 06:00 until 1800. Want to apply but these hours don’t suit you? We are currently looking into different working patterns, so we would still love to hear from you. Please get in touch by emailing us: careers@yeovalley.co.uk

Sounds interesting, what do I need?


  • Ability to work effectively with others to seize any opportunities and overcome any daily challenges
  • Able to undertake manual tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective communication
  • Relevant work experience in a production environment


  • Basic food hygiene
  • Knowledge of HACCP
  • Experience as a Machine Operator in a Production environment

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
  • 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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