General Operative

Blackburn, Lancashire
£Competitive + 25 days holiday + pension
12 Apr 2018
10 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Big Bear Confectionery are Confectionery manufacturers, having 4 sites in the UK and 2 in the Czech Republic and produce a wide range of well known branded products such as, Paynes Poppets, Just Brazils, Glacier Mints, Glacier Fruits and XXX Mints, along with a wide range of Retail Private label products.

Our customer base is broad and covers most of the well known multiple retailers as well as wholesale and discount channels.            

Big Bear is also part of the Valeo Foods Group, one of the fastest growing consumer foods producers, with a portfolio of category leading brands, many of them iconic household names. Valeo Foods have manufacturing sites across Ireland, the UK and Continental Europe, and also have an impressive portfolio of well known brands, including Rowse Honey, Jacobs, Batchelors and Balconi to name but a few.

We are currently recruiting for Confectionery Operatives to join our current Production and Packing teams with Days, evenings and night shifts currently available.  Please apply with your full CV and current contact details.

Key Objectives of this role:

  • Meet sweet production/packing targets in full. Operate production machinery to directions in the production/packing plan/ SOP. Follow production/packing plans.
  • Follow working instructions as per internal specifications.
  • To fill in all the relevant paperwork correctly and in full, creating accurate records of all activity during shift.
  • Ensure that health, safety and hygiene standards are met.
  • Report any problems with process or machinery to the Team Manager.
  • To produce a quality product to the required standards.
  • Work using safe working & good housekeeping practices.

The ideal candidate:

  • Must have a good eye for detail & coordination.
  • Must be able to work independently, where required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to multi task.
  • Experience of working in a food or manufacturing environment. desirable
  • Good standard of literacy.
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Flexible working attitude.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • High hygiene standards.  
  • Ability to manage heavy lifting up to 25kg on a regular basis and able to work in a dusty environment

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