Production Operative- Ornua Ingredients (Nantwich)

Date: 26-Jun-2022

Location: Nantwich, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Title:                           Production Operative

Location:                          Nantwich, CW5 6DN

Hours:                               6am-2pm/2pm-10pm (rotating shifts) and 10pm-6am (fixed shift) available 

Working Days:                Monday to Friday

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

  • Up to £11.45 per hour for 6am-2pm/2pm-10pm
  • Up to £12.45 per hour for 10pm-6am (night shift)
  • Overtime shifts available dependant on business needs and paid at premium rates




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
  • Employee outdoor area for breaks including table football, table tennis and darts equipment
  • The factory is set within 22 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside and includes a nature trail walk


Who are we?


Ornua Ingredients Europe, Nantwich, formerly known as F.J Needs, is a Cheshire-based cheese ingredients company in the UK. The facility includes a well-invested cheese cutting, grating, and slicing facility and is home to the Spinneyfields® cheese brand. The business serves the rapidly expanding foodservice and food ingredient markets in the UK and Europe.


Proudly supplying dairy ingredients into Great British high street restaurants and quick service restaurants, the likelihood is you that you’ve eaten our high quality products without realising it.


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. 


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 a chilled environment (less than 8 degrees) and will involve 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.



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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