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    Production Support-

    As an operative, you work as part of the operations function to manufacture/package and distribute products by effective operation of plan, equipment, and systems, in primary and secondary areas.

    Key internal stakeholders for this position will include Engineering Support, Unit Leaders, and the Manufacturing Manager, who you will regularly communicate with about the progress of work affecting plant performance and other information affecting the activities on site.

    Key Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Operate and maintain associated equipment in primary and secondary areas of operation to known standards in terms of quality and efficiency
    • Complete Shift/Weekly checks of all plant and equipment
    • Complete quality inspection of materials/finished products
    • Ensure product change overs are undertaken correctly
    • Ensure product produced meets product specification
    • Maintain effective communication with team members/ line management
    • Follow site escalation procedures in the event of issues, non-compliance, and failures
    • Ensure all product quality and traceability documentation has been completed
    • Fully understand and operate quality control procedures as outlined in the site quality systems
    • Fully participate in identified problem solving processes to be able to do first line fault finding and diagnostics.
    • Full involvement in improvement activities utilising continuous improvement framework to establish and capture: learning, best practice, document control & process control, plant re-design / modifications and engineering out of re-occurring problems
    • Take reasonable and practical care of personal health and safety and of others who may be required to implement any legal or company directives regarding health and safety at work
    • Maintain and drive all standards relating to Health & Safety, quality, and hygiene.
    • Pallet Loading
    • Use of Wrapping Machine
    • Labelling
    • Ensuring both packing lines are always stocked with packets/tubs
    • Any other reasonable duties as requested

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

    • Practical experience of working within a high speed/FMCG manufacturing operation is essential
    • Knowledge of manufacturing and HSE process and legislation is essential

    Key Behaviours:

    • Takes pride in their approach to work
    • Has a clear, consistent focus on improving ways of working
    • Supports a culture of continuous improvement
    • Motivates others to work together through effective team work
    • Takes personal responsibility to ensure results are delivered
    • Displays the Maldon Salt values: Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, Drive and Growth


    • Minimum 2 GCSE’s 9-4 (A – C) or demonstrable ability to interpret technical information is essential
    • HACCP/ISO/COSHH knowledge is desirable

    Working Hours/Rotating Shift Pattern – 05.45 – 14.00 and 14.00 – 22.15

    Salary –    £22,500 based on a 37.5 hour week, Monday to Friday, on a rotating shift pattern


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