Senior Machine Operative

Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England
Salary: £26,013 per year + a generous benefits package
Reference: ZGHUSO
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Calling all skilled machinists who are seeking a career and not just a job!!

World-Class Chocolatier Hotel Chocolat are expanding (AGAIN) and in line with this exciting growth are seeking to increase their headcount by 40% in the next 12 Months.

In line with this growth, they are seeking the very best people to join them on their journey. If your skills and experience match the ones shown below and you are interested in learning more about what a PERMANENT role with this fantastic business would mean to you, contact us today!

Key details:

  • Location: PE29 7HF
  • Hours of work: 6AM-2PM/2PM-10PM (AM/PM) Monday - Friday, Weekly rotation.
  • Salary: £26,013 per annum (£13.34 per hour)

Core responsibilities:

  • Overseeing a small team and their usage of equipment and materials
  • Ensuring all stock is used in the correct quantities listed on the specifications and standard safety practices are adhered to
  • Monitoring stock levels and reporting any discrepancies or shortages in a timely manner
  • Training and mentoring new starters, ensuring all employees understand the importance of high standards and their roles fully
  • Setting up machines daily, delivering detailed shift handovers and production briefs
  • Maintaining the general upkeep of machines and storing equipment safely
  • Analysing and reporting of KPI’s, highlighting any potential issues, and identifying continuous improvement opportunities
  • Motivating the team to work to tight deadlines and communicating clearly to keep production running efficiently
  • Setting a positive example for following Health & Safety procedures, Compliance guidelines and Food Safety and hygiene standards.

Skills & Experience Sought:

  • Previous machining (setting/operating) experience is essential, although could have been gained within an alternative industry
  • A keen eye for detail and high standards (quality)
  • Previous experience within a Food Manufacturing environment or where you have been responsible for mixing “ingredients” to a specification is advantageous
  • Strong communication skills are essential – this is a multi-cultural site where English is the common language and therefore you must be fluent in English (verbal & written)
  • A sound knowledge of Health & Safety procedures is essential
  • Food Safety – Level 2 qualification, HACCP training and MHE accreditation are beneficial
  • Happy to be involved in manual aspects as this role entails lifting, repetitive movement and standing for long periods of time
  • A positive attitude with an aim to progress, support colleagues and build a career


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