Manufacturing Services Operative

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Leek, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Title:                   Manufacturing Services Operative

Reports to:               Manufacturing Services Team Leader

Location:                   Ornua Foods UK, Sunnyhills Road, Leek, ST13 5SP

Hours:                       Monday – Friday, rotating shift, 6am–2pm, 2pm-10pm

Salary                        Starting at 10.60 p/h


Benefits:  Free Onsite Parking, 28 Days’ Holiday, Company Pension, Subsidised Staff Canteen, Company Shop (offering discounts on products), Sports & Social Club, Staff Lottery, Discount on Bikes and Tech Scheme, Confidential Employee Assist Programme.




The Role: 


The efficient operation of all Warehouse activities within specified Safety, Housekeeping and Hygiene standards. 


Key Responsibilities: 


  • To ensure FLT’s are driven safely and are checked for safe operation before use.
  • To ensure Manufacturing areas are provided with required materials in a timely manner.
  • To ensure all stock transactions are carried out correctly.
  • To ensure PPE is worn correctly at all times.
  • To ensure issues with FLT’s are reported promptly.
  • To ensure all materials are moved and stored safely in accordance with safe weight limits.
  • To ensure FLT battery water levels are correctly maintained.
  • To ensure Packaging waste is correctly segregated.
  • To ensure the Dept. Manager is informed of any issues which could impact Safety, Quality or Cost. 


Key Tasks:


  • To be aware of and adhere to the Company Health and Safety regulations and encourage others to follow suit.
  • To undertake any other duties as required by the business.
  • To undertake any training requirements needed to carry out the role effectively along with any other training relating to required duties.
  • To be aware of and adhere to all Company policies and procedures and encourage others to follow suit.
  • To undertake any other associated duties which may occasionally arise.


 Experience / Qualifications: 




  • To hold appropriate Reach and Counterbalance FLT licenses from recognised bodies.
  • Knowledge of Movex and Stock Control Systems with the ability to navigate around them independently.
  • Ability to work within a team.



Key Competencies: 


WORKING TOGETHER: Is supportive, co-operative, and inclusive.

RIGOUR: To ensure excellence in own work applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making, and planning and reviewing.

FORWARD LOOKING: Responds positively to change and looks ahead to anticipate tasks.

CUSTOMER FOCUS: Gives high priority to customer needs and delivers to their standards.


Company Background


Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members, Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers.  It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,850 employees.  Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.

The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.

Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold, Avantage, Forto, and BEO.  Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world.  Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.



Ornua’s Values

At Ornua, our Values guide us as we work together and care for each other to achieve great things. Our five values, and their underlying behaviours, encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care and Achieve Great Things Together.

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