Machine Operator

Rochester, Kent
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job Details

Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off (days or nights)

Location: Medway City Estate 

About us:

Veetee is a SME food manufacturing business, mainly producing rice and grain products. We have two factories and a warehouse over three sites in Rochester, one manufacturing site in India and a Sales & Distribution team in the USA. We provide products to most of the large Food Retailers.

Job Purpose:

Machine operators take care of all machine-specific functions such as configuring the equipment, operating the machines, and optimising machine capability. Ensuring machines work at full capacity, oversee basic maintenance and hygiene as well as perform online quality checks. There are training and progression opportunities to grow and develop into more senior roles within the factory. You will be working within a high care class 100 environment and so adhering to health, safety and hygiene policies is of the upmost importance.


  • To carry out pre-checks and cleaning tasks of the production line before production start-up.

  • Set the machine to production recipes and prepare raw materials for production.

  • Replenishing packaging to the production line during the shift including the

    stacking of trays.

  • Set up batches of production as per the production plan.

  • QA quality checks and CCP’s.

  • Manual handling including the stacking of finished goods.

  • Maintain the hygiene of equipment.

  • Completing documentation throughout the shift.

  • Record downtime.

  • Resolve machines stoppages.

  • Achieve OEE and waste targets.

  • Feedback to the Shift Supervisor and Production Manager as necessary.

  • To ensure the safety of oneself and others at all times.

  • Maintain health and safety and adhere to health and safety policies and

    procedures at all times.

  • Contribute to and help implement continuous improvement, so as to enhance

    quality, efficiency, safety and waste reduction.

  • Help & assist in the training of others and identify own training needs.

  • Any other reasonable duties, responsibility or requests that may be issued by management from time to time.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience of working within the food sector.

  • Experience of plant or machine operations.

  • A certificate in basic food hygiene.

  • Safe manual handling practices.

  • Health and safety awareness skills.

  • The ability to follow instructions and use own initiative.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Good team working skills.

  • Flexibility to do the hours required for the role.

  • IT literate.


  • Health care cash plan.

  • Company pension and Life Insurance.

  • Free on-site parking.
  • Store discount.

  • Company pension and Life Insurance.

  • Wellness programme.


The driving force behind Veetee Rice, Moni Varma, founded the company in 1987 and from its humble origins as a producer to the ethnic market in London, Veetee Rice has developed as one of the UK's largest volume suppliers of rice to the UK grocery trade.


Although Veetee began with a modest single product line, Supreme Basmati, the portfolio has expanded to incorporate a multitude of rices which are sourced from the most fertile regions of the world to produce the highest quality products. The addition of Thai Fragrant Rice in 1996 has cemented the dedication of the company to source rice from every continent.


Veetee are unique amongst rice producers with factories in both India and Pakistan and are perfectly positioned to market Basmati to all communities under Veetee, Badshah and Ashoka brands.

Find Us
Invicta House
Sir Thomas Longley Road
Medway City Estate

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