Machine Operator

Rochester, Kent |

Reporting To: Operations Manager

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Job Purpose:

To work as part of a team to ensure the smooth and safe running of the production line and achieve production targets. You will be working within a high care class 100 environment and so adhering to health, safety and hygiene policies is of the upmost importance.

Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • To carry out pre-checks and cleaning tasks of the production line before production start-up

  • Set the machine to production recipes

  • Preparing raw materials for production

  • Replenishing packaging to the production line during the shift including the

    stacking of trays

  • Replace films

  • Set up batches of production as per the production plan

  • QA quality checks and CCP’s

  • Manual handling including the stacking of finished goods

  • Maintain the hygiene of equipment

  • Completing documentation throughout the shift

  • Replenish the PH

  • Record downtime

  • Resolve machines stoppages

  • Achieve OEE and waste targets

  • Feedback to the Shift Supervisor and Production Manager as necessary

  • Work as part of a team

  • To ensure the safety of oneself and others at all times

  • Maintain health and safety and adhere to health and safety policies and

    procedures at all times

  • Contribute to and help implement continuous improvement, so as to enhance

    quality, efficiency, safety and waste reduction

  • Help & assist in the training of others and identify own training needs

  • Any other reasonable duties, responsibility or requests that may be issued by

    Management from time to time

Person Specification:


  • Experience of working within the food sector

  • Experience of plant or machine operations


  • A certificate in basic food hygiene

  • Safe manual handling practices


  • Health and safety awareness skills

  • The ability to follow instructions and use own initiative

  • Excellent communication skills

  • The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Good team working skills

  • Flexible

  • IT literate

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