Production Operative, Milk Processing, Leckford Estate

Job Type Agriculture
Region South East England
Location Leckford
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 28/5/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £8.71 - £10.87
Salary Frequency per hour
Hours of Work
39 hours per week including weekends on a rota basis

Duties & Responsibilities

The job is located in the long-established processing dairy on Leckford Estate, the Waitrose Farm, in the Test Valley, Hampshire. The production operative is a member of a small dedicated team of Partners responsible for processing and bottling over 5 million litres of milk per year for delivery direct to Waitrose distribution centres.

The Leckford Estate is about 4,000 acres in size and, as well as processing milk, produces a diverse range of crop and livestock products for Waitrose, from mushrooms, to apples to poultry.

You will play a full role in all operations throughout the Processing Dairy to the highest standards of hygiene, safety and efficiency so as to ensure the supply of highest quality milk that fully meets the specifications both legal and those agreed with Waitrose Technology and Milk Buying. Demonstrate excellence throughout the business.

Job Requirements

• Correct operation of pasteurisation (milk and cream) and separation equipment.
• Processing correct volumes of various types of milk (and testing for positive release of finished milk)
• Safe operation and monitoring of all processing equipment
• Achievement of all quality and legal requirements
• Minimising wastage of resources
• Operate filling and packing equipment in a safe, hygienic and effective manner.
• Ensure cleaning procedures are followed effectively and hygienically.
• Record all required information in an appropriate and accurate manner.
• Manage the cold store ensuring product rotation, labelling, wrapping and pallet stacking is undertaken to required standards.
• Assist in the cleaning and other activities within yard and building as required
• Ensure working area is maintained to hygienic, tidy and safe standards.
• Ensure H&S of all partners, public and suppliers is maintained through a proactive approach utilising appropriate procedures and safe working practices.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

• Food Hygiene Certificate
• Full driving licence
• Record-keeping
• Working unsupervised

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

• Experience of machine/equipment operation
• Safe Operation of Forklifts
• Forklift operation
• Experience of basic machine/equipment maintenance
• Experience of laboratory work/testing procedures

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