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Ripon

Mill Operator

We are working with a large animal supplier in Ripon looking for a Mill Operator to join their team. The successful candidate will produce compound feeds and blended and rolled oats, controlling the weighing and intake of feed materials, packing operations, loading and unloading vehicles, quality control and stock operations. Reporting to the Mill Manager you will be expected to:

Weighbridge and Intake

  • Ensuring that vehicles discharge according to approved codes of practice
  • Sampling, inspection and testing when required of loads prior to tipping
  • Routing to correct storage bins
  • Reporting all raw materials delivery problems and maintaining adequate intake records
  • Inspecting, loading and sampling finished product collection or delivery vehicles.
  • Ensuring that a high level of housekeeping is maintained at weighbridge, intake and outloading areas.

Compound Feed

  • Producing feed to meet transport requirements, suit bin availability, and limit cross contamination.
  • Hand weighing of premixes and feed additives and keeping all necessary records.
  • Ensuring that high levels of housekeeping are maintained in the hand weighing and all other areas of the mill – including the control room.
  • Maintaining stocks of feed materials and ground products.
  • Keeping a record of batch numbers on production logs.
  • Topping up microweigher bins with the correct premixes
  • Stock rotation, ensuring that premixes and medicinal additives are within the stated expiry dates.
  • Ensuring that presses & conditioners are operating effectively.
  • Ensuring that the correct press and the correct die are being used, to meet the feed specification.
  • Monitoring the correct running of the presses, coolers, conveyors and elevators
  • Ensuring that finished feed bins are completely empty, before new feeds are introduced
  • Ensuring that the appropriate slides are closed/open
  • Maintaining appropriate production records.

Blending

  • Maintaining adequate bay stocks & controlling the sampling, inspection and intake of feed materials and premixes into the blending shed.
  • Weighing and mixing blends and transfer to the correct storage bays.
  • Hand weighing of premixes or feed additives according to the production formulation, and keeping all necessary records.
  • Inspecting, loading and sampling finished product collection or delivery vehicles.
  • Ensuring that high levels of housekeeping are maintained in the blending shed.
  • Maintaining appropriate production records.

Rolling

  • Sampling, inspection and testing of loads prior to tipping
  • Moisture adjustment by either drying or liquid addition
  • Processing and storage prior to rolling
  • Rolling and transfer to correct storage areas.
  • Ensuring that high levels of housekeeping are maintained in the rolling plant.
  • Maintaining appropriate production records.

Packing

  • Ensuring that all bags are packed, stitched, labelled and stacked correctly.
  • Ensuring that bag weights are correct including regular check weighing.
  • Ensuring that high levels of housekeeping are maintained on the packing plant.
  • Maintaining appropriate packing records and taking samples.

Warehouse

  • Inspection of delivery paperwork and loads prior to unloading.
  • Correct storage and stock rotation.
  • Monitoring stock levels and best before dates
  • Loading vehicles and completing collection / delivery paperwork
  • Ensuring that high levels of housekeeping are maintained in the warehouse and yard area.
  • Maintaining appropriate batch records.

Grass Seeds

  • Grass seed storage – ensuring seeds are stored in correct locations
  • Weighing and mixing grass seeds and transfer to packing.
  • Ensuring that all bags are packed, stitched, labelled and stacked correctly.
  • Ensuring that bag weights are correct including regular check weighing.
  • Ensuring that high levels of housekeeping are maintained on the seed mixing plant and seed storage area.
  • Maintaining appropriate packing records and taking samples.

The job holder is responsible for cleaning according to a planned cleaning schedule maintaining adequate records for audit purposes.

The job holder may be required to assist the maintenance staff with maintenance & calibration jobs and the Quality Controller in taking samples for quality or salmonella testing – for which training will be given.

The job holder requires an understanding of all aspects of compound feed, blended and rolled product production as well as intake and warehouse operation. Full training is provided by the Company.

Machine Operator

What’s on offer for the Machine Operator:

  • WEEKLY PAY
  • £10.10-11.10 per hour
  • 39 hours per week +
  • Overtime available
  • Opportunity of a permanent contract
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite training
  • Refer a friend to win vouchers

My Client is a well-established, brand name, multi-site, food manufacturer based in the heart of North Yorkshire. Based across their sites, they have seen impressive growth year on year, with further growth plans for 2022. They have a brand name that supplies most retailers in the UK and now have their products in mainland Europe and the USA. An opportunity for a number of temporary production operatives to join their team on a temporary to permanent basis.

This opportunity as a Machine Operatives gives you the chance to work with one of the most respected companies in the UK.

Working week: Monday to Thursday 6:00am-2:30pm and Friday 6:00am-1:00pm and 2:30pm -11:00pm

Duties:

  • Packing finished products
  • Lifting 20kg Products
  • Shrink wrapping pallets
  • Machine setting
  • Mixing
  • Working in a food manufacturing environment
  • Quality checking
  • Working in a fast paced environment
  • Keep work area clean

Role Requirements:

  • Experience of working in a food manufacturing environment
  • Must be punctual
  • Experience of working to targets
  • Communicates effectively on all levels
  • Physically fit and able to lift up to 20kg
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to follow strict processes
  • Professional attitude
  • Adhere to Health and Safety regulations
  • Machine experience
  • Able to work overtime and 12 hour shifts

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Transport available from Darlington