Production Operative

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It is vital the food industry continues operating throughout these uncertain times, and as one of the UK’s largest food businesses we have a key part to play in this to help continue to feed the nation. We are recruiting for a range of shifts and factory departments across days & twilight with permanent and 4, 8 or 12 week fixed term opportunities available. 

We are a leading supplier of Poultry products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. With ambitious plans for the future, there hasn’t been a more exciting time to join us. 

Join us as a Production Operative and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life. 

As a member of the Production team, you’ll help manage the product by way of preparation, packing and grading as outlined by the section manager.

Purpose of the role
As a Production Operative you will have the ability to understand and adhere to food hygiene procedures. Comply with company policies and procedures and be able to follow instructions as directed by Section Manager or other members of the management team. You will adhere to health and safety at all times and follow all task in line with food safety rules.

Depending on your department the key responsibilities will include:

Ensuring all birds are correctly placed on the production line whilst observing strict bird welfare requirements
Wearing the required and correct PPE at all times
Cleaning equipment and modules on a rotation schedule
Lifting in the region of 2kg per bird on a repetitive basis
Sorting of chicken by-products
Temperature checking of chicken by- products
Trussing chickens ready for film wrapping
Supplying the line with raw material
Grading quality of chickens
Loading of trailers
Monitoring the water plant and FDS plantWhat we are looking for

You will be a team player with good communication skills
A good understanding of food hygiene and health and safety procedures
Flexible attitudeWorking hours on days are Monday – Friday start times of between 06:15-06:45 finishing at 18:00 (4 out of 5 days)

Working hours on twilight are Sunday – Thursday 18:00 – 03:00 (please note that some departments will work 15:40-02:30 on Sunday only)

A little about us:
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.

The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

What’s in it for you?
We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. You will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
3% Pension contribution
Various lifestyle benefits
28 days annual leave
Life assurance cover