The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for Skilled Operatives at our Gateshead site. Here, we manufacture freshly prepared fruit for both the retail and convenience channels, as well as key foodservice partners. We make high quality, delicious food-to-go products.

To work in collaboration with the Team Leader, covering all aspects of operational performance within your designated area, ensuring all departmental KPI's are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure Line/Cell set up is performed each morning and visual standards / product specification is in place. Line start up checks and intermediate cleans to be completed in line with internal procedures.  Quality checks such as CCP checks (metal detection and fail safe check), and immersion checks to be completed correctly, recorded accurately and on time, in line with procedure.
  • Be clear on the production plan / requirements within your designated area each morning, immediately reporting any issues or concerns to the Team Leader.
  • To ensure machinery is running to its optimum efficiency to meet performance requirements are met or exceeded, ability to set up and adjust machinery accordingly, reporting any issues or concerns to the Team Leader.
  • To measure and achieve % overuse for fruit against targets.  To minimise packaging waste on the lines (efficient machine set up / use of part reels).
  • To ensure fruit is packed to required specification (recipe control) and traceability is maintained at all times.  To report production errors to the Team Leader immediately so that product can be reworked if required.
  • To measure and achieve line speeds and efficiency (OEE) against targets for automated lines.  To record on DWOR reasons for waste and downtime on the line/cell, ensuring data is accurate and forwarded to the Data Analyst.
  • Monitor product quality at all times, reporting any concerns to the Team Leader.
  • Good manufacturing practice enforced (colour coding / personal hygiene / hand washing / waste removal).  Finds procedure followed for foreign body hazards identified in the area.
  • To support the Team Leader in ensuring all employees are wearing required PPE in line with start up checks (for example: hearing protection, thermal gloves, anti-slash gloves etc...). Perform PPE integrity checks.
  • Accidents and hazards must be reported to the Team Leader / Shift Production Manager immediately.
  • Support training activities / knowledge sharing.
  • To make suggestions on ways to improve performance in your area and implement agreed actions.
  • May be required to deputise in the absence of the Team Leader (must proactively seek to develop towards this level) and may also be required to work across different departments to suit the needs of the business/to develop business understanding and skills set.
  • Will carry out other duties as required by the business.

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

  • Proven skill level relating to the area concerned.
  • Able to understand and ensure compliance in all CCP's, QCP's, and GMP in line with legal and technical, quality and Health and Safety.
  • Computer knowledge, and an understanding of ERP (NAV) system.
  • Effective communicator at all levels.
  • Can demonstrate a 'can-do' attitude.

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!