Manufacturing Operative

Natures Way Foods
West Sussex, Chichester
£21530 - £25300 per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Production & Manufacturing
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details


Natures Way Foods is leading manufacturer of prepared salads, coleslaw and "food-to-go" for supermarkets and retailers. We are looking for Manufacturing Operatives and 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.

You do not any experience for this role as we provide full training initially to get you started and further ongoing training to progress your career with us. This is full time job, guaranteed shifts and hours.

Important note: it is a cold and wet environment and the temperature is between 2-7oC. Not everyone can handle being in a cold environment, so before you decide to join us, think about it. The shifts are 12 hours long with three breaks of 20min each.

Key responsibilities:

The setup and operation of specialised production machinery, ensuring each machine is running effectively and safely at all times

Ensure Food Quality/Safety and legality procedures and checks, sign offs & paperwork is completed as per NWF and Customer requirement

Ensuring our customer orders are met to our high standards of quality

Supervision of agency staff in a specific area

Maintaining a clean environment within your workspace

Report any Out of Spec Products/Machinery issues/Non-Conformances to Line Manager promptly

About you:

Good attention to detail

An ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Can work under pressure and to deadlines

Basic numeracy and literacy skills

A dynamic and flexible attitude and can solve problems

Values working within a team

Willing an open to learning new things

Previous experience of machine operating, or food production/processing would be an advantage

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 package
  • Pension plan
  • Overtime available
  • Free on-site parking
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • A genuine opportunity to progress your career

To sum up what the offer is :

salary between £21,530pa and £25,300pa

possibility to work overtimes which are paid at 125%

22 days holiday entitlement

free on-site parking

To apply for this job you must be eligible to work in the UK and you must be able to commute on a daily basis to Chichester, PO20 1NW.


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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