Factory Operatives

Barfoots of Botley
PO21 3PX, Bognor Regis
Closing date
11 Mar 2021
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Factory Operatives - Pagham, West Sussex, PO21 3PX

A very exciting time to join Barfoots!

With our continued growth and on-going development, there has never been a better time to join us.

The Role

We are looking for reliable, hard-working individuals, capable of working in a busy, team driven environment. Reporting to the Cell Leader, you will be working within a team inside the factory assisting with preparing, packaging, and other steps along the production process.

If you have previous Factory/FMCG experience, particularly in the Fresh Produce industry, we would be very keen to hear from you.


Typical duties include, but are not restricted to:

  • Working on the production lines
  • Wrapping and packaging
  • Sorting and grading for quality standard
  • Preparing various products for packaging and dispatch

Skilled Operator

Typical duties include, but are not restricted to:

  • Operation and monitoring of production line machinery
  • Packaging
  • Machine changeover protocol for product changes
  • Operating equipment to achieve the highest efficiencies possible
  • Record accurate production records
  • Ensuring all cleaning procedures are carried out correctly
  • Short interval control
  • Operator supervision where applicable

Reporting to the Cell Leaders, Operatives will be pivotal team members, working to ensure that customer standards are maintained at all times, along with a safe clean, working environment. Candidates will be required to follow set procedures and work at a fast pace, so good communication skills are essential in order to work within the team

Please note this position involves, repetitive physical movement, working in a temperature controlled (3 to 5ºc) environment and will involve periods of long standing. Occasional heavy lifting may also be required.

The Hours:

These vacancies are for full time, permanent, day shift positions with a fixed 12-hour shift pattern, 4 days on and 4 days off.



• Good communication skills – English Level 2
• Attention to detail
• Basic numeracy and literacy skills
• Strong Team Player
• Able to work under pressure & to deadlines
• Positive attitude, Flexibility, Hard-worker

Skilled Operator

• Good communication skills – English Level 3
• Previous experience operating processing machinery
• Good attention to detail
• Basic numeracy and literacy skills
• Strong Team Player
• Positive attitude, Flexibility, Hard-worker


• Investors in People Silver Award status
• Company pension scheme
• Development opportunities
• Discounted leisure membership
• Discounted vegetable box scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Free onsite parking
• Approved training centre for Highfield qualifications
• Rapidly growing company
• Committed to Sustainability



Growing, processing, packing and marketing semi-exotic produce

Growing is in our nature. Over 40 years ago, we started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops.

Today, we’re a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce.

Find Us
01243 268811
Sefter Farm
Pagham Road
West Sussex
PO21 3PX
United Kingdom
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