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General Operative

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  • Cookstown, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Temp to perm,
  • NRC009-5
  • 19/04/2024
Job description

We are currently looking to recruit General Operatives to work with our client based in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. 

You will be part of the gap personnel team working on an ongoing basis at Cookstown Food 

The role of the General Operative 

You will have a key part to play in the production of the finished pork product, by having specific responsibilities for either kill/cut, butchering, packaging, labelling, checking. 

  • Operation of machinery used in the butchery process (knives / saws / electric trimmers) – Training Provided.  

  • Hanging Legs/ Shoulders to Trees 

  • Packing Product to Containers (Vac Pac Machine, Trays, Dolavs, Jumbo Boxes) 

  • Checking the product against specifications (size, weight, colour, packaging etc). 

  • Identifying errors/faults and reporting these to the Team Leader 

  • Ensuring hygiene and cleanliness procedures are followed at all times. 

  • Competently performing any other tasks for which training has been completed and signed off. 

  • Being an ambassador for the business at all times, behaving in a professional and courteous manner with both internal / external customers. 

  • Strict adherence to Health & Safety rules and procedures. It is every employee’s duty, no matter what is their position within the Company, to assist the employer with its responsibilities towards Health and Safety. 

  • General Service Work – Operating Pallet Pump Truck 

  • Cutting and trimming meat against strict specifications at designated line speeds – Training Provided / Addition payment depending on the role & client request for upskilling.  

Skills required: 

  • Attention to detail/good observational skills to spot faults/contamination. 

  • Ability to work quickly in order to meet production targets. 

  • Good team working skills and the ability to work on own. 

  • Ability to follow strict health & safety guidelines and quality procedures. 

  • Patience to carry out repetitive tasks. 

  • Self-motivation. 

  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change as required. 

Available shifts: 

  • Monday to Friday 

  • 05:45 – 14:45 

  • OT after 42.5hrs 


  • 30 Mins unpaid break 15 min paid break 


  • £11.44/hr AM  

  • £17.16/hr OT 

Company Benefits: 

  • Free onsite parking,  

  • Canteen. 

Transport required: 

  • Own transport required due to location. 

Roles available:  

  • Ongoing 

Other information: 

  • This is a pig kill site, so need to be comfortable working in that environment.  

  • Will be on your feet for the shift.  

  • This is a new site for an existing customer, so a good time to join. 

  • Temp to perm opportunities. 

  • Upskilling training is provided. 

  • Full Training is provided.  

Job reference:NRC009-5 

To apply for this exciting opportunity: - 

Call the office on 0333 344 6977 

Send us a message on 07485301489


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