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Machine Minder

We are currently working with a leading local manufacturing company to recruit some key operatives into the team


Job Purpose


To run a production line consisting of machinery, to enable safe, efficient and hygienic packing of product into a multitude of packaging types. Responsible for making sure all temperatures of product are within food safety guidelines.  To personally ensure all aspects of due diligence (Food Safety, Quality and Legislation) are adhered to. The role also covers clean downs and basic maintenance.


Machine Minder

Permanent position

Based in Scunthorpe

4 days on 4 days off (days and night shifts available)



Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities


Completion of any paperwork required

Conduction and completion of CCP checks to ensure technical standards are met

Take action where appropriate and refer any products out of specification to the Technical team

Ensure all process documentation is completed accurately and diligently

To work within the quality controls set and report any goods that are not up to the specified quality controls

Monitor pack temperatures throughout productions

Save samples for micro testing and taste panel form every product

To report any issues that could have implications on cost

To monitor wastage due to split or poorly packed ingredients

To understand the implications of wastage and help minimize wastage.

To keep up with the production plan via packing to acceptable speeds

To ensure all products are packed correctly to specification

Ensure that the pot presentation is up to standard

To personally ensure that all aspects of Due Diligence (Food Safety, Quality and Legislation) are adhered to.

Manage giveaway and yields to acceptable levels whilst also minimising waste

To personally take the appropriate and reasonable action in the event of witnessing a breach (or potential breach) of Food Safety, Quality or Legislation

On occasion work in other departments of the business or perform other reasonable duties as per request of your manager



Knowledge & Specific Job Skills


Education - Basic level of numeracy and literacy.

Experience - No experience needed, but expected to be competent after 12 weeks training.

Decision making -The post holder will make a judgment of when to call for assistance from a Supervisor, an Engineer, the Technical Department or Management. Decisions made are of a routine nature and are communicated to a Supervisor/Manager.

Some decisions taken have a cost and loss of business impact with regards to food safety and quality of product.

Equipment - The post holder will detect faults and call for engineers’ assistance. Daily use of packing machinery, company systems and detection systems. Maintenance and hygiene of this equipment also.

Communications - Daily internal verbal communication with team, Supervisor, Manager and other departments. Written communication is in the form of quality paperwork completion etc to ensure due diligence and completion of computerized systems

Mental effort - Must sustain concentration over long periods of time and maintain knowledge of running various machinery. Must be able work and count quickly and accurately under pressure.

Responsibility - Skilled staff required to help with integration of new starters and agency staff.

Physical effort - A lot of physical effort is required. Lifting, pulling and pushing of heavy loads requires an awareness of Manual Handling. Post holder is on their feet for the majority of the shift. Must be able to work at high speed which requires physical effort maintain several pieces of equipment at one time. Work can be in hot and chilled environments.

Dexterity - High level of hand eye co-ordination is required to ensure correct products are packed. Post holder is required to work at speed ensuring accuracy at all times. Must be able to carry out quality checks i.e. metal detector checks.


An excellent opportunity to join a leading local company experiencing a significant period of growth.

Job application - Ongo Recruitment

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