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Technical Operator

McCain Foods (GB) Ltd

Kingston upon Hull



Posted: 24/11/2021

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McCain Foods Hull is looking for Technical Operators to help produce appetisers for the Nation. We make more than just fries. Our Hull factory is where we produce all our cheese based appetisers. From Halloumi Sticks to Chilli Cheese Bites... it has just 3 production lines, but don't be fooled as what it lacks in size, it makes up for in pace and personality, supplying thousands of products each day! So, if you love a job that keeps you busy, where clock watching is a thing of the past, then this could be just for you.

As Technical Operator it's your job to...

effectively and efficiently operate machinery ensuring area performance and GMP is optimised and in line with business requirements and that Quality and Food Safety standards are followed at all times.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

* Carry out start up checks for all equipment, continually monitor and carry out any adjustments as required for efficient running. Calibrating, fault finding and rectifying as required

* Continually monitor and carry out tests to determine if area quality is being achieved, taking preventative or corrective action when appropriate and informing all applicable parties. Input traceability production run data into computer system as required

* Contribute to risk assessments, audits, and the development and improvement of quality controls

* Understand and operate equipment for the area as per Standard Work Methods

* Ensures all consumables for the area are appropriate and available within work area

* Ensures that all personal protective equipment is maintained in good condition, i.e. safety clothing, eye protection, face visors, gloves, footwear, headgear etc.

* Ensure that the area is maintained to 5s, Health & Safety and Hygiene standards at all times

* Maintain and be actively involved in all continuous improvement activities including SQDC, Kaizen’s, RCA & (A3’s) to minimize waste

* Be trained and cover in other roles as and when required to meet the demands of the business

* Assist with training new operatives to the area

* Carry out any reasonable additional duties as and when requested

We operate a 'Safety First' attitude here at McCain Foods. We all play a part in keeping ourselves and others safe, and as a Technical Operator you are also responsible for driving health and safety and hygiene standards that comply with our company and food safety policies.

Competencies, Skills and Experience:


Previous experience in a Technical Operative or similar role


Operator asset care / maintenance



Working from set procedures, making minor decisions using own judgements


COSHH Level 2


HACCAP Level 2


Understanding and interpreting KPIs


Understanding of AIB and GMP standards and Audits


MCE principles and practices using 5s, SQDCPE


SAP production processes



Able to remain focused in a busy and demanding environment


Good communication skills


Basic numeracy, literacy and basic computer competence


Analytical thinker / problem solving skills


Analysing and reporting data


Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team


Mechanical aptitude


Display drive and a quality focus


Ability to undertake further development training


Our shift patterns are: 12 hours - 2 days on 1 day off 2 nights on 3 days off

What's in it for me?

The good news is that we don’t pay you in chips (or cheese!)

For working hard, you’ll also get a competitive hourly rate, generous shift allowance and some pretty good benefits including:

An excellent pension where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay

* Flexible holidays – where you can buy & sell up to 5 days holiday per year

* Cycle to work scheme

* ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the competitiveness, resilience, and long-term development of McCain communities across the globe

* Optional health cash plan

And of course, being part of a Global business there are great opportunities to shine/thrive should you wish to grow with McCain. And we have some great success stories to prove this

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