Production Operatives

Date: 24-Sep-2022

Location: Leek, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Title:                             Production Operative

Location:                             Leek, ST13 5RJ

Hours:                                  6am-2pm/2pm-10pm (rotating shifts) available (part-time working available – talk to us about your requirements)

Working Days:              Monday to Friday

Grade/Rate:                       For candidates with relevant Food Manufacturing skills and experience:

                                              Up to £11.30 per hour for 6am-2pm and 2pm-10pm (rotating shifts)

                                              Overtime shifts available dependant on business needs and paid at premium rates

                                            

 

Who are we?

 

 

Ornua Ingredients Europe, Leek is a state-of-the-art blending and packing facility supplying a comprehensive range of high-quality nutrition ingredients to leading food manufacturers and nutrition brand owners. They specialise in streamlining supply chains, from sourcing and blending single dairy ingredients, through to packing and innovating complex consumer products.

Now you have a chance to be part of the team to help produce and supply these quality ingredients to many household names.

 

 

Our Approach…

 

An innovative and dynamic company who offer great opportunities. 

 

Our recruitment strategy is to select and grow the best talent to enable us to achieve our vision. We are therefore constantly on the lookout for hard working, committed and talented people to join our team.

 

In return, we are dedicated to providing a safe and informative environment for our employees.  We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice with regular training programs and we actively provide opportunities for our employees to build on their skills whilst at Ornua. Our existing teams are full of examples where people have joined the company and progressed quickly through the ranks into more senior roles. 

 

 

 

Company Overview

 

 

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.

 

 

The Role… 

 

We have exciting opportunities for Production Operatives with various levels of food manufacturing experience to join the team on a permanent basis. 

 

In this role, you will be working as part of a team on one of our state-of-the-art Production lines. You will carry out all Production-related tasks to produce the highest quality and great tasting products for some of our well-known customers. We utilise some of the latest interactive technology to monitor our product quality and measure our efficiency levels.

 

Successful candidates will need to be able to operate within a challenging but rewarding factory environment that is physically demanding and can entail repetitive tasks. The role will be based within an ambient environment and will involve some heavy lifting. The required PPE is provided by Ornua.

 

 

Personal Qualities & Experience…

 

You should possess a can-do attitude, be willing to work and enjoy being part of a team. In return you can expect the opportunity to work with a market leading company that encourages internal promotion by offering development opportunities to all.

 

Ideally, candidates should have experience of working in a Food Manufacturing environment, including, setting up Production lines and providing regular progress updates using internal systems.

                                  

Good verbal, written and numerical skills are essential. 

 

Good understanding of Food Hygiene, quality and safety standards.

 

Able to work to strict standards of quality and accuracy in line with procedures alongside working in a methodical, systematic and precise manner.

 

 

 

Key Competencies

 

  • WORKING TOGETHER: Encourages co-operation in own team and supports cross-functional working.
  • COMMUNICATIVE: For complex challenges or new areas, applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making, and planning and reviewing
  • OWENERSHIP: Clarifies accountabilities, overlaps, and gaps. Helps others remain motivated through difficult times.
  • RIGOUR: For projects that involve others applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making, and planning and reviewing.

 

 

Benefits…

 

As an employee of Ornua, you can expect to receive a competitive salary along with the following benefits: 

 

  • Skills grading structure with pay increases in line with becoming a multi-skilled Operator – reviewed regularly
  • Generous Holiday Allowance
  • Enhanced Family Leave Policies and Benefits
  • Company Pension
  • Company Shop (offering discounts on products)
  • Paid time off for volunteer/charity work
  • Confidential Employee Assist Programme.
  • Refer a Friend scheme paying up to £750 for referring new employees to Ornua
  • Values in Practice/employee recognition scheme
  • Tech scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Various events / incentives throughout the year (Free BBQs, picnics, pizza events)
  • Free on-site Parking and within easy walking distance to shops/supermarkets
  • Strong team ethos – recognised as an individual rather than as a number

 

More about Ornua…

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.

Our brands include Kerrygold and Pilgrim’s Choice cheese.

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.

 

 

 

 

 


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