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Operator Technicians / Machine Operators

Do you have experience working in a food manufacturing environment? Would you like to run a machine and be responsible for its day to day maintenance, resolving minor issues and faults? Welcome Foods is part of the Bakkavor Group, a leading International Food Manufacturing company specialising in fresh prepared foods and produce, employing over 19,000 people worldwide across 58 operating facilities. Based in Huthwaite, Welcome Foods have opportunities for Operator Technicians/Machine Operators. Job Purpose To efficiently run the production line including changeovers, trouble shooting and asset care, ensuring production KPIs are constantly met. Your Role Ensuring the smooth running of your line in order to meet production KPIs Successfully diagnosing running issues and resolving minor mechanical problems Effectively cleaning equipment during changeovers Completing all necessary paperwork in line with site technical and legal requirements Communicating with Area Coordinators and Section Leaders on performance and requirements Completing regular checks on line Your Responsibilities Fully understanding Product Specifications and Standard Operating Procedures Managing machines/equipment to maximise throughput rate and minimise downtime without compromising product quality Enforcing good technical standards with colleagues Ensuring area is kept clean and organised effectively Ensure products are manufactured correctly and safely as per specification Ensuring produced products are of good quality (as per specification) Capturing all running data (including performance, waste, downtime) Manage GMP on line and being held accountable As an Operator Technician/Machine Operator you will have: Structured approach to problem solving and a good eye for detail Good understanding of the drivers of line performance Good understanding of food safety principles, including cleaning practices and allergen control Good operational ability for PLC controls The ability to spot minor technical faults and deal with them rapidly and effectively before they escalate Our Extensive Benefits Package includes: Site Bonus Scheme Contributory Pension Scheme Life Assurance Critical Illness Cover Pay increase after probation period Full on-site induction On-the-job training On-site discounted staff shop Voluntary overtime Food Safety training Progression Opportunities Our interview process will investigate your understanding of the production environment, with a bias towards asset management and maintaining line performance. If you would like more information about Bakkavor visit our website.To Apply for this job, please click the 'Apply' button.

Job added on 15-11-2014