Technical Operator

Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

Job Description

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

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

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    Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
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