Production Technician

Natures Way Foods
Chichester, West Sussex
Up to £29000 per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Production & Manufacturing
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

NWF is leading manufacturer of prepared salads, coleslaw and "food-to-go" for supermarkets and retailers, and as such we work closely with farmers across Europe. But there's a lot more to us than the products we make. We also...

· Grow careers and opportunities

· Grow Sustainability

· Grow employee and community wellbeing

· Grow great supplier relationships

Our culture is inclusive, and our people are diverse spanning 39 different languages. We operate four manufacturing facilities capable of producing over 326m units per year. Building on previous success, this year is set to be another exceptional year for our organisation. It is an exciting time to join Natures Way Foods as we are expanding our production lines and there is genuine opportunity to develop your skills and progress within the organisation.

Reporting into the Production Department Manager you will be responsible for operating multiple assets and directing and supervising colleagues to meet our customer demand. You will ensure that the assets are running to safety and quality standards set through the KPI's.

Key Responsibilities;

Safe and efficient operation of multiple machines to deliver required business output and OEE target with all aspects of quality and food safety, including CCPs.

SIC and Giveaway understanding, control and delivery.

Basic maintenance of equipment in AOR, cooperation with engineering

Training of new starters and others to the required standard

Driving process improvements within their AOR

Ensure Food Safety and H&S understanding and compliance in area of responsibility (AOR)

Ensure the efficient operation of the AOR, communicate any issues and variations to plan/performance to the Department Manager.

All other responsibilities of a Manufacturing Operative

About you;

Possess a Positive attitude.

Ability to demonstrate the ability to multitask and prioritise.

Strong mechanical and process understanding skills.

Self-Motivated and Driven

Good organisational and time-keeping skills

Can demonstrate a collaborative working style and is a team player.

Possess strong attention to detail.

Competent Operator in all facets of your AOR

Has the ability to troubleshoot problem solve.

Shift pattern;

We operate a rotational shift pattern covering 7 to 7 covering days and nights. You will work a total of 14 days over a 28-day period. Typically you would be working as follows:

Week 1 - Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Week 2 - Wednesday & Thursday

We offer an additional £1000 pa shift allowance for working days and nights.

We offer,

Generous benefits packagePension planOvertime availableFree on-site parkingOngoing learning and developmentA genuine opportunity to progress your career.What kind of people do we look for?

We look for passionate people and then help them to channel that passion, because their success is our success!

We also like people who have high standards, because we do. We are always trying to improve, and we want you to help us do that.

Please apply in the first instance if you are interested.


We’re a leading manufacturer of fresh convenient food.

We supply retailers and foodservice companies with prepared salads, coleslaw and potato salad, and fresh food to go salad meals

Our story

Natures Way Foods began in 1994, when the Langmead brothers set up a small bagged salad operation. Their big idea was to combine the freshest lettuce with the latest food manufacturing technology. Since then, we’ve grown by expanding our customer base and moving into new fresh, convenient categories and product areas.

We employ more than 1400 people and operate four manufacturing units capable of producing over 326m units. We are guided by an experienced Management Board. The Langmead brothers remain as investors and Non-Executive Directors ensuring agricultural expertise remains at the heart of the business..

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