The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for Production Operatives, and Skilled Operatives at our Fakenham site. We have two factories in Fakenham. One is a dedicated Meat Free facility, producing vegetarian products under the Linda McCartney Foods brand and retail own label; and the other manufactures ingredients and jellies, for retail own label.

To assist Shift Manager, Team Leader in all aspects of food production within an efficient, continuously improving, production line / area optimises product quality, GMP, customer service, cost and health & safety.  Specific responsibilities include preparing, packing, assembling of a number of product lines within a well trained team where there is open communications at all levels.

Available shifts are:

Skilled Operative – 06:00 – 14:00 / 14:00 – 22:00 rotating, or 22:00 – 06:00 fixed

Production Operative – 15:00 – 23:00 or 23:00 – 07:00


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure all products are made to company specification including temperature, weight, photo standards, CCP, and reporting any failures to your Team Leader.
  • Assembling, cooking, and packing of quality products to company standards at all times to deliver premium quality products.
  • Reporting downtime to ensure they are acted upon immediately.
  • Provide information of issues to ensure improvements are captured and implemented.
  • Help maintain GMP by keeping work area/line clean and tidy.
  • Ensure all near-misses and accidents are reported to management.
  • Ensure all HACCP procedures are adhered to at all times, and all CCP's you are responsible for is within specification.
  • Complete all relevant documentation.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • 1 years' experience within the FMCG industry, or relevant manufacturing site.
  • Basic understanding of Food Hygiene.
  • Relevant Health & Safety awareness.
  • Effective communication skills, and a good grasp of the English language.

About Us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. With sales of c£500m, we create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners. 

Our Vision 

To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality. 

Top Talent across the UK

Over our 12 sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 3,100 people in roles within Production, Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and through to our Finance, HR, IT and beyond. Each of our colleagues is vital to our continued success. That's why we target the best talent, and help to develop them through the ranks. In fact, almost a third of our vacancies were internal promotions and transfers last year. 

Learning and Development 

We offer Management and Leadership Development programmes appropriate to an individual's role and skill level, as well as a broad range of other training and development initiatives, including an extensive e-Learning suite to help self-serve your own development further.

If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!