Production Operative (Food Manufacturing), Harwich, Essex

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour (initial rate £9 per hour for first 4 weeks whilst training is undertaken)
  • Status: Full Time / Permanent
  • Hours of Work: 45 hours per week (with a degree of flexibility with shifts)
  • Location: Harwich, Essex

As a Production Operative at this site, you will work on a fast-paced automated production line where you will be involved in bagging the product into a final pack format for the end customer. This will involve managing the quality of the finished product as well as ensuring all the documentation related to the process is completed on time.

Typical daily duties will include:

  • Organise production processes to maximise efficiency and meet targets
  • Ensure quality standards for all products are met, raising any concerns
  • Ensure company procedures for Health, Hygiene and Safety and Food Safety are followed
  • Manage operation of the line assigned and report any issues or breakdowns to the Production Manager/ Engineers
  • Identify potential areas for improvement to production methods and processes

Skills Required:

  • Previous experience working within a food production environment desirable but not essential as full training will be provided to support ongoing progression/development
  • Attention to detail is imperative
  • Good numeracy and written skills
  • Confident working in a team and independently
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Have a strong work ethic conveying confidence and passion in delivering high quality service
  • Being committed to safety, quality and productivity
  • Achieving a high standard of punctuality and attendance, following company production rules,  adhering to health and safety rules and promote a safe working environment, manual handling required.

You may have experience in some of the following:

  • Vertical Form fill sealing machines
  • Filling out records including weight, metal checks, H&S, quality, and food safety
  • Experience working in a labour-intensive, hands-on environment
  • Forklift driving
  • Food Production/ Packing / Machine operator experience


  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays
  • Canteen on site
  • Free Staff Parking
  • Staff Discounts (after successful probation)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Training and PPE will be provided

If you’re looking to work for a fast-paced manufacturing company, where you learn and develop machining and production skills, we would love to hear from you.


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