Despatch Production Operative (PM)

  • Department Production
  • Business Kettleby Foods
  • Product Ready Meals
  • Location Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  • Job RefKET5797
  • Contract Full Time
  • Posted 11/03/2019
  • Expiry 25/03/2019
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Despatch Production Operative (Sun AM, Mon-Thurs PM) - KF0212-LAJ

Job title: Production Operative
Department: Despatch
Reports to: Team Leader
Based at: Kettleby Foods
Working Hours: 37.5 hours
Shift Pattern:  AM Sunday 6:30am to 2:30pm & PM Monday to Thursday 2:30pm to 10:30pm (some flexibility required)

A Production Operative uses equipment to assist with manufacturing, packaging, and other steps along a production line. Production operators are responsible for ensuring the equipment functions efficiently and that all procedures work correctly. Depending on the department some Production Operatives may need to use heavy machinery such as Forklifts.

The following duties apply to all Production Operatives:
– Must ensure that they maintain a high level of hygiene/housekeeping standards at all times.
– To ensure that any documentation/paperwork completed is legible, clear and accurate as this may be used in any of our internal or external audits.
– Be responsible for the safe running of the machines throughout the shift.
– Checking products for quality on the production line and informing the Team Leader or Area Manager before removing defective items.
– Depending on your duties, you may also move packaged items around the warehouse using pallet trollies or a forklift truck.

You will need to demonstrate excellent hygiene and health and safety standards, be fit and able to work in a fast paced environment.You will also need to possess excellent numeracy, literacy and communication skills, as there may be some paperwork involved in this role.

No experience is necessary, as full training will be given.

As with any job description the responsibilities listed above are by no means exhaustive.  It is expected that there will be a flexible approach to responsibilities necessary for the good running of the business.  Specific projects and objectives will be agreed as necessary.

Please submit applications via this website, alternatively submit a CV quoting reference KF0212-LAJ to:


Based in Melton Mowbray, Kettleby Foods produces a range of high quality chilled ready meals supplying major retailers.

While traditional British potato-topped pies are our forte, we also produce a diverse range of meals ranging from indulgent dining to healthy eating.
First production started in 1999 with a range of 11 potato-topped pies. Over the years, we have built an enviable reputation for producing to the highest quality and in an efficient manner, using the latest technology.

Our diverse range of products now exceeds 120. We use the finest ingredients, sourced locally where possible, such as beer from a microbrewery that’s less than 10 miles away. The chilled ready meals sector is all about innovation and we pride ourselves on being able to create products that delight the consumer. We continue to identify new cuisines which deliver ultimate originality and taste.

Kettleby Foods offers a wide range of opportunities including supply chain, manufacturing, technical, commercial, product development, finance, marketing, personnel, purchasing, logistics, planning, hygiene, and quality assurance. Looking after the development of our people is key to delivering the quality of product we are renowned for. Achieving ‘Investors in People’ within 12 months of the business opening – and retaining it ever since – has kept our focus on growing the skills of our staff.

We actively support our local community through a number of initiatives that involve both fund raising and providing direct input into local projects. This has included working with groups of schoolchildren through to providing teams of staff to decorate and refurbish community facilities. Our responsibility towards environmental issues has led us to achieve and sustain the recognised international Environmental Standard ISO 14001. Through this standard we have been able to demonstrate reductions in our environmental impact and improve our waste streams resulting in zero waste going to land fill.

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