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Skilled Production Operative

Job Description

Thrive Shepton are delighted to be working with our client in Ditcheat, Somerset who are actively recruiting for Skilled Production Operative on a temporary to permanent basis.


  • Able to undertake and support any area of production as required using knowledge and skills of operating processes, equipment and quality systems.
  • Support less experienced team members to improve job knowledge and pass on information between shifts and departments as required.
  • Taking samples from the process and using equipment and/or systems to monitor and record results, on relevant systems to meet the company's Audit Compliance and Manufacturing Monitoring Systems.
  • Monitor and plan production equipment availability to maintain normal running conditions. Adjusting settings to meet specifications. If further support is required, refer technical issues to Technical Operative and Shift Manager for resolution.
  • Working towards improvements in quality and performance targets.
  • Work within all company policies and procedures, including Health and Safety and Food safety standards. Raising quality and safety near-miss incidents and contributing to improvement ideas and activities.
  • Identifying and suggesting ideas for continuous improvement and participating in A3 problem solving and improvement activities
  • To carry out any other work or task determined to be within your level of competence, to meet the needs of the business.
  • Working within all company policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Food Safety, Authenticity, Legality and Quality Standards.


Essential -

  • 4 GCSE's (grade 4 or above including Maths & English Literature, and English Language) Competent in using Microsoft software packages
  • Knowledge and experience gained in operating within a food manufacturing environment
  • Forklift Certificate (for relevant areas)
  • Food Hygiene - Level 2
  • Manual Handling

Desirable -

  • NVQ Level 2
  • People Management Training
  • Able to work in a role that has physical demands


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintains constructive relationships with team members across departments
  • Proficient in the use of all working processes and equipment
  • Methodical and good attention to detail
  • Analyses and resolves minor issues, knowing when to refer to a senior for advice
  • Make decisions using available resources and sound judgement

Working Hours:

  • 4 on 4 Off Shifts (Days and Nights Rotating)

Hourly Rate:

  • £16.64 per hour (Increases when fully trained)

What you need to do next:

If this position sounds of interest and you would like to be considered.

Please contact the team at Thrive Shepton on 01749 342 982

Thrive Group are acting as an employment agency in relationship to this vacancy.

If you have not heard from a consultant within 7 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.