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Job Title: Production Operative - Shifts (Pontefract)
Hours: 06:00am to 18:00pm (2-week rotating shift pattern (WK1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday = 44 hours, WK2: Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday = 33 hours)
Pay: £10.00 per hour to £10.31 per hour along with £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: You will be part of our production team completing tasks such as weighing, labelling, packing, storing and preparing Dovecote Park products / Work to a high standard to efficiently complete all duties to minimise waste and downtime to maximise yields / Operation of machinery / Manual handling
Job Title: Production Operative - Monday to Friday 09:45am to 18:00pm (Pontefract)
Hours: 09:45am to 18:00pm
Pay: £9.63 per hour to £9.93 along with £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: You will be part of our production team completing tasks such as weighing, labelling, packing, storing and preparing Dovecote Park products / Work to a high standard to efficiently complete all duties to minimise waste and downtime to maximise yields / Operation of machinery / Manual handling
Job Title: Production Operative - Weekends 06:00am to 18:00pm (Pontefract)
Hours: 06:00am to 18:00pm
Pay: £10.00 per hour to £10.31 per hour along with £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: You will be part of our production team completing tasks such as weighing, labelling, packing, storing and preparing Dovecote Park products / Work to a high standard to efficiently complete all duties to minimise waste and downtime to maximise yields / Operation of machinery / Manual handling
Job Title: Production Operative - Weekends 06:00am to 15:00pm (Pontefract)
Hours: 06:00am to 15:00pm
Pay: £9.63 per hour to £9.93 along with £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: You will be part of our production team completing tasks such as weighing, labelling, packing, storing and preparing Dovecote Park products / Work to a high standard to efficiently complete all duties to minimise waste and downtime to maximise yields / Operation of machinery / Manual handling
Job Title: Despatch Operative - Shifts (Pontefract)
Hours: 06:00am to 18:00pm (2-week rotating shift pattern (WK1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday = 44 hours, WK2: Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday = 33 hours)
Pay: £10.52 per hour to £11.07 per hour, Plus £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: Maintain and rotate stock, Operate OCM’s, scan and weigh trays, whilst stacking product onto pallets, Pick and scan orders, Check through orders through internal database, Securely wrap pallets prior to despatch, Loading and unloading vehicles, Adhering to SOP’s, Heavy lifting, Use of manual handling equipment
Job Title: QA Technician - Shifts (Pontefract)
Hours: 06:00am to 18:00pm (2-week rotating shift pattern (WK1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday = 44 hours, WK2: Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday = 33 hours)
Pay: £10.73 per hour to £12.16 per hour (dependant on experience), Plus £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: To facilitate the day to day operations of the production areas to ensure all product produced are to customer specification, Ensure that traceability of the product is not compromised and that all necessary documented inspections are carried out to the correct testing frequency and are within agreed specifications, Ensure that any finished goods or raw materials, which are not to the required specification, are correctly isolated from production, documented and highlighted, to the Quality Assurance Manager, Maintain all quality records, To assist in any customer visits or audits as required, To promote QA principals throughout the site, To carry out calibrations of equipment, To ensure all relevant issues are communicated to the other shift senior QA
Job Title: Electrical Maintenance Engineer - Lincoln
Hours: Monday to Friday 05:15am to 14:15pm
Pay: £34,500 (dependant on experience) Plus £300 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: The role will cover electrical work in the main, however mechanical knowledge/experience is desirable (80/20), Provide engineer maintenance support to all production areas, Fault finding, Attend breakdowns and minimise downtime, Experience of working with reactive maintenance and PPM, Project work e.g. line moves, new installations etc. (desirable), Working to Health and Safety guidelines
Job Title: Abattoir Operative - Monday to Friday (Pontefract/Lincoln)
Hours: Monday to Friday 05:45am to 14:15pm
Pay: £11.21 per hour to £17.50 per hour (Dependant on experience), Plus £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: We are proud of the work that we do and wouldn’t be successful without our team of dedicated people. We are always on the lookout for individuals to join our Team. If we sound like the kind of company, you'd like to be a part of then please get in touch.
Job Title: Skilled Slaughterman - Monday to Friday (Pontefract/Lincoln)
Hours: Monday to Friday 05:45am to 14:15pm
Pay: £17.50 per hour / £140 per day , Plus £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: Work to a high standard to efficiently complete all duties to minimise waste and downtime to maximise yields, you have previous on cattle and hold a full COC licence, Working in an Abattoir environment you will be responsible for the preparation of animal carcasses which are then passed to the skilled Butchers and workers, Operating machinery, Cleaning of Production area, Heavy lifting, Use of manual handling equipment
Job Title: Butcher - Monday to Friday (Pontefract)
Hours: Monday to Friday 05:15am to 14:45pm
Pay: £12.25 per hour to £17.68 per hour (Dependant on experience), Plus £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: Prepare, trim, cuts of meat, achieve daily production targets, minimising waste etc.
Job Title: Butcher - Shifts (Pontefract)
Hours: 06:00am to 18:00pm (2-week rotating shift pattern (WK1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday = 44 hours, WK2: Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday = 33 hours)
Pay: £11.34 per hour, Plus £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: Prepare, trim, cuts of meat, Achieve daily production targets, Minimising waste, Packing, Set up and operate machinery such as; Vac Pack and multi-scales, Ensure that all Standard Operating Procedures and Company specifications are strictly adhered to
Job Title: Hygiene Operative - Monday to Friday - NIGHTS (Pontefract)
Hours: Monday to Friday 18:00pm to 02:30am
Pay: £11.52 per hour / £23,900 per annum, OT £17.28 per hour, Plus £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: Working with chemicals and PPE, Working with cleaning solutions, materials and machinery equipment, Checking that all machinery and equipment in the area is in a safe state before starting the cleaning, Deep cleaning of the Factory to procedure, stripping and rebuilding equipment, Ensure that all areas are prepared for production including waste bins, boot wash and that clean PPE is available for all operatives, Ensure that surfaces and equipment is left dry and free of materials or cleaning solutions
Job Title: Hygiene Operative - Day Shifts (Pontefract)
Hours: 06:00am to 18:00pm (2-week rotating shift pattern (WK1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday = 44 hours, WK2: Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday = 33 hours)
Pay: £10.00 per hour, Plus £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: The position is based in our Retail Production department and the role will require the successful candidate to work with chemicals/cleaning solutions and equipment, ensure that areas are clear of any products so that they are ready to be cleaned, surfaces and equipment are left dry and free from meat products and to separate, remove and store waste.
Job Title: Hygiene Operative - Monday to Friday - (Days) (Pontefract)
Hours: Monday to Friday 07:00am to 16:00pm
Pay: £9.63 per hour
Job Role: Working with chemicals and PPE, Working with cleaning solutions, materials and machinery equipment, Follow SOP's ensuring that areas are clear of any meat products so that they are ready to be cleaned, Using chemicals, materials and equipment as required, checking that all machinery and equipment in the area is in a safe state before starting the cleaning, Ensure that surfaces and equipment are left dry and that meat products cannot get contaminated or tainted by cleaning materials or cleaning activity, Separate, remove and store waste according to company procedures, Keep accurate records of all cleaning activities
Job Title: Hygiene Operative (Lincolnshire / Lincoln / Skellingthorpe)
Hours: Monday to Friday - Evenings - 15:00pm to 23:30pm
Pay: £11.52 per hour / £23,900 per annum, plus £500! gross bonus on completion of probation!
Job Role: Ideally you will have at least 2 years supervisory experience within a hygiene environment, Experience of factory cleaning/deep cleaning, Ability to lead by example and work with your team to effectively complete daily tasks, Able to communicate with different departments at all levels, Knowledge of Quality Management Systems, Able to use a variety of software packages e.g. excel, outlook etc. Manage a team of Hygiene Operatives.
Job Title: Operative Trainer
Hours: 06:00am to 18:00pm (2-week rotating shift pattern (WK1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday = 44 hours, WK2: Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday = 33 hours)
Pay: £11.50 per hour to £12.13 per hour, plus £500 gross bonus on completion of probation!)
Job Role: To provide high quality training and reviews with new starters, Responsible for the day to day training in all areas, Liaise with and support managers regarding the current employees training requirements, Assist in in-house programmes that meet the needs of the business, Assist Training Executive with daily office duties,
Job Title: New Product Development Technologist (Pontefract)
Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00am to 16:30pm
Pay: £20,000 to £22,000 (dependent on experience) Plus bonus
Job Role: Responsible for recipe development, product sign off and product scale up. Responsible for both individual projects and supporting the with the teams’ projects. Focusing on both existing product development and all stages of new product development. Meeting with potential and existing customers which will include attending customer meetings and on occasion presenting to developers. Ensuring that customer samples are fulfilled and delivered within the permitted time frame. Work with and long side multiple areas of the business to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Job Title: Yard Operative / FLT
Hours: 07:00 to 16:00pm Monday to Friday and 06:00 to 18:00pm (2-week rotating shift pattern (WK1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday = 44 hours, WK2: Wednesday and Thursday = 33 hours)
Pay: £9.33 to £9.70 per hour
Job Role: About you: • Experience of operating a Forklift Truck so a valid FLT license is essential • Previous experience within the food industry is advantageous but it is not essential! Full training will be given. • Thrive in a fast-paced environment • Must have own transport • Flexible in your ability to work on your own or within a Team • Enjoy working to targets Role: • Daily pre-op checks on forklift • Loading and unloading trailers and moving items and produce around site • Weighing and recording products for dispatch and disposal • Remove rubbish to recycling area • Check and record intake of pallets • Temperature check orders and record on internal system • Prepare and pressure wash and chemical wash yard areas • General housekeeping Benefits: • Onsite Gym • Staff shop • Free onsite parking • Yearly attendance bonus – (qualifying criteria) • Subsidised canteen • 4% Pension contribution We are interested in candidates with experience in: Production, Warehouse, Logistics, Picking, Packing, Picker, Packer, Warehouse Operative, Warehouse Assistant
Job Title: Packaging and Ingredients Operative
Hours: 07:00 to 16:00pm Monday to Friday and 06:00 to 18:00pm (2-week rotating shift pattern (WK1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday = 44 hours, WK2: Wednesday and Thursday = 33 hours)
Pay: £11.36 per hour
Job Role: Overall Purpose: To oversee the issuing of specific packaging and ingredients to lines in the production ensuring efficiency and traceability across all packaging and ingredients. Job Dimensions: The role requires good communication with staff across the site. Attention to detail with a diligent approach to work activities. Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining quality and speed. Key Responsibilities: Packaging and ingredients control. 1. Ensure that all Standard Operating Procedures are strictly adhered to. 2. Packaging holding area in a clean and orderly fashion always. 3. Communicate with management team, other purchasing staff and production staff effectively. 4. Control stock/ingredients issue to production lines or line teams. 5. Ensure timely furnishing of lines with correct items. 6. Ensure all stock/ingredients required for Retail is available and picked to requirements. 7. Ensure ALL picked stock/ingredients is labeled clearly for trace. 8. Ensure holding area is always stocked with items required by retail. 9. Assist in control of label/packaging/ingredients issue to production including roundels. 10. Monitor factory floor packaging by ongoing monitoring and leasing with the line teams. 11. Communicate stock/product issues to warehouse team. 12. Complete all appropriate paperwork/digital requirements to maintain reports and controls. 13. Control used sharps including retail sharps bin where applicable. 14. Be aware of promo and new launch activity. 15. Disposal of all waste packaging and ingredients in the correct manner and in the correct location. 16. Ensure that the picked packaging is maintained and issued to production appropriately. 17. Communicate requirements and shortages to other team members 18. Ensure that company specifications are understood and adhered to. 19. Assist in all aspects of ingredient control including: deliveries, stock movement, goods issue & stock control. 20. Assist in ensuring correct labeling and control of raw materials and appropriate labeling thereof. 21. Follow all relevant allergen and trained control systems with no exceptions. 22. Work in a way which minimizes or eliminates food safety risks such as cross contamination. 23. Assist in repacking of returned items & transfer thereof from holding area to stores. 24. Assist in ensuring all packaging items are stored in the required state for food contact items – retaining integrity and trace. 25. Assist in serving production with all raw material goods. Health & Safety / Hygiene 26. Maintain the HACCP system procedures in accordance with the quality assurance procedures 27. Ensure that the hygiene and food safety standards are always maintained and adhered too for the equipment and staff and ancillary areas, and that all storage areas are kept clean and tidy. Risk Management 28. The jobholder is responsible for working in compliance with the Dovecote Park policies and procedures to identify and record issues relating to the management of risk Equality and Diversity 29. Co-operate with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment. Co-workers must be treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.
Job Title: Trainee Production Butcher
Hours: 06:00 to 18:00pm (2-week rotating shift pattern (WK1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday = 44 hours, WK2: Wednesday and Thursday = 33 hours)
Pay: £10.00 per hour
Job Role: Dovecote Park We are a family business established in Yorkshire in 1997 based in Pontefract with a reputation for exceptional product, innovation, and industry leading animal welfare standards. Our facilities combine traditional British butchery technique with some of the best technological prowess in the food sector. A committed team of over 800 staff oversee the whole process: from procuring the best possible livestock from our carefully picked group of farms, through butchery, retail packaging and despatch before it finally arrives on the supermarket shelf or as part of the restaurant dining experience. About you: Good attitude towards health and safety Ability to work under pressure Flexible in your ability to work on your own or within a Team Enjoy working to targets This role would be ideally suited to an individual who has a keen interest to develop a new skill in a fast-paced environment Role: Learn the safe and correct knife use Learn advanced knife skills Learn how to prepare and trim, cuts of meat Learn how to achieve daily production targets Learn how to minimise waste Packing Learn how to set up and operate machinery such as; Vac Pack and multi-scales Learn all Standard Operating Procedures and Company specifications Benefits: £500 gross on successful completion of probation period Onsite Gym Staff shop Free onsite parking Yearly attendance bonus – (qualifying criteria) Subsidised canteen 4% Pension contribution Job Type: Full-time Salary: £10.00 per hour

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