Food Production Operative

Location: Chard
Job Type: Temp to Perm
Salary: £9.67 - £9.95
Consultant's Branch: Exeter
Reference: CHARDPROD
Contact Name: Shannon McMahon
Expiry Date: 2021-08-08


gap personnel (operating as an employment business) are currently recruiting for Food Production Operatives based in Cricket St Thomas, Chard for a food manufacturing company.

This role is a temp – perm opportunity, going permanent after the 4th week.

You would be joining a committed business who produce high quality dairy products to a broad range of consumers. These dairy products are imported and exported to a wide range of famous brands within the dairy sector.


  • Ensure that cheeses are packed, weighted and coded
  • Carrying out tasks directed by your Team Leader / Line Leader
  • Ensure record sheets are completed
  • Safe use of chemicals
  • Adhering to Health and Safety guidelines and risk assessment documents
  • Quality control checks of products for defects
  • End of line duties to include palletizing/wrapping/labelling

Please bare in mind that this is a cooking environment and therefore temperatures range between ambient and humid.

About you:

  • Health & Safety awareness
  • Flexible
  • Good written & spoken English
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Previous food production experience is desirable

Variety of shifts:

  • Rotational shifts – 07:00am – 15:30pm / 10:00am – 18:30pm
  • Fixed shift – 16:00pm – 00:30am
  • 8 hour shifts
  • Monday – Friday (Saturdays sometimes required)


  • Starting rate - £9.67 per hour
  • Full rate after 4th week - £9.95 per hour
  • Premium rates – Before 06:00am, after 22:00pm & Saturdays – x 1.25
  • Overtime (over 40 hours per week, Sundays & Bank holidays – x 1.5

To apply for this Food Production Operative role, please submit your CV via the ‘Apply Now’ button or contact our Exeter branch on 01392 273665 for more information.

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