Brewing and Beer

Packaging Operator

London, UK ref: 1615

Our client, a global drinks company, is looking to recruit a Packaging Operator. Working as part of the packaging team, the successful candidate will be responsible for working flexibly and be able to work on both bottling and kegging production lines, from start up to shut down and deliver packaged volumes on time whilst adhering to the highest levels of safety and quality.

Key Accountabilities

The Packaging Operator is responsible for the following key outputs and accountabilities:

Health & Safety
• Align to our goal of zero accidents in the work place.
• Adherence to all Health and Safety policies and procedures.
• Responsible for your own safety and of those around you.
• Identify and report hazards / unsafe practices to your team leader to get them resolved quickly and safely.

• Ensure every product is packaged to outlined procedures from start up to shutdown to achieve the highest level of quality and food safety.
• Perform appropriate line checks (including CCP’s) to set frequencies and completion of all production paperwork.
• Escalate any quality issues immediately to the line manager.

Housekeeping and Hygiene
• Keep all production areas clean, tidy and free from hazards (e.g. slips and trips) at all times.
• Perform CIP’s and sterilisations.
• Adopt a clean as you go policy.
• Maintain a good level of personal hygiene.

Additional standards
• Assist engineers with maintenance of the lines where required.
• Effective recording of machine downtime to identify improvement areas and drive efficiency.
• Follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and help out during internal and external audits.
• Assist in the completion of monthly stock checks.

Experience required:

• Prior experience of running a beverage production line.
• Fork lift truck licence or willing to train to obtain one upon starting.
• Knowledge of using Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
• Strong teamwork both within the packaging team and with other departments.
• Familiarity with HACCP an advantage.

Key attributes of the successful person:

• Flexibility. This role may require switching between packaging departments and/or working shifts inc. night shifts in order to meet packaging demands.
• Good communication skills both written and verbal (English language required).
• Right to work in the UK.
• Practical, hands on approach.
• A ‘can-do’ attitude. Self-motivated to keep busy during quieter production times, periods of extended downtime etc.
• Attention to detail with a desire to produce the best products and not taking short cuts which could compromise safety and quality.

Applications from candidates already eligible to work in the UK only please.

For more information, please contact Laurence Rougeaux at The Carling Partnership Ltd,, tel +44 (0)1483 893100.

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