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Date: 17-Nov-2021

Location: Ashford, GB

Company: Premier Foods

Production Operator for Double Day Shift Pattern


Mon - Fri - 06.00 - 14.00 and 14.00 - 22.00, alternating weeks(37.5hours per week)

Starting salary £23,591 (Inclusive of shift allowance) increasing to £27,570 (Inclusive of Shift Allowance)

We're one of Britain's biggest food companies and you'll find our leading brands in around 94% of British households, as well as across multiple international markets.


Be responsible for working on the production line to ensure that products are processed efficiently and to the required quality standards.  To contribute and be involved in continuous improvement activities.




  • Understand and follow all Company Safety Procedures and adhere to processes, procedures and guidelines that are in place, including and not limited to:  Personal Protective Equipment; accident/ incident reporting; first aid; manual handling; ALARP (Risk Assessment) and evacuation procedures.  (The safety responsibilities of each operator grade are outlined in the H&S Manual supported by the relevant H&S training modules)
  • Challenge non-compliance to H&S and raise Gold Tags when necessary and/ or speak to a Safety Representative
  • Understand and apply correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Identify safety hazards and potential issues on the line
  • Be able to identify and safely use stop buttons
  • Complete Line Movement sheet for relevant line if transferred to a new line


  • Understand and apply the Company quality standards and practices that are in place including and not limited to: jewellery, glass and brittle plastics policy etc.  (The quality responsibilities of all Operators are outlined in the Process Quality Control (PQC) Manual supported by the relevant PQC training module)
  • Be able to complete running checks on the line i.e. checking codes and seals (providing the PQC training modules had been completed and signed off) at 4 weeks’ service
  • Sign the register on the daily PQC sheet
  • Report Quality Issues to Shift Leader
  • Apply personal hygiene standards at all times
  • Maintain departmental GMP and hygiene standards at all times
  • Maintain good housekeeping ensuring that the work area is always clean; tools are correctly cleaned and stored; spillages are cleaned up immediately and defects reported


  • Ensure the successful running of the production line in order to meet targets
  • Have awareness of business demands and an understanding of the site strategy and how the team fits into the long term plan
  • Ensure that an effective shift handover is conducted with the oncoming shift i.e. face-to-face; updated boards; completed handover document
  • Actively seek ways to improve performance
  • Contribute to the decision making process
  • Support the successful running of the production line in order to meet targets
  • Understand and meet output targets
  • Understand the running of the line and the names and roles of the main pieces of equipment
  • Use K9/ hand palleton trucks as required and always in a safe manner
  • Work with opposite shifts to achieve the daily planning schedule and service other department’s requirements


  • Work as part of a team to achieve maximum output
  • Share learning and ideas