Senior Machine Operative - Nights

Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England
Salary: £31.2k per year
Reference: ZGHUNTPM
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Senior Machine Operator

Hawk 3 are proud to once more be working in partnership with luxury chocolatier Hotel Chocolat to recruit Senior Machine Operatives for their Huntingdon site.

This fantastic business continues to experience unprecedented levels of growth, which will see the site triple in size over the next couple of years, with these vacancies alone leading to a 40% increase in headcount, and that's just for starters....

Since their inception in 1993, they've been raising the bar as an innovative, authentic, and ethical manufacturer, who are passionate about fairness, equality & giving back - three core qualities they also live by as an employer. They are committed to continually investing in their employees and see it as their mission to ensure each person is given the opportunity to learn and grow alongside the business.

The above, plus a welcoming and energetic work environment mean these positions truly represent an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to build a career with a highly regarded, luxury brand who still operate with a "family feel".

The role:

  • Location: PE29 7HF
  • Hours of work: Sun - Thurs, 22:00pm - 06:00am
  • Salary: £31,200 (£16.00 per hour) Plus £2.00 attendance bonus
  • Benefits: Annual leave: 20 days + Bank holidays (increasing with length of service)
  • 50% off Hotel Chocolat products and dining experiences and a massive 70% off stays at Hotel Chocolat’s hotel located in St. Lucia
  • Life Assurance - 2x salary
  • Pension - contributory scheme
  • Cycle scheme
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a reputable, rapidly growing company

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing a small team and the 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 at all times
  • Monitoring stock levels, conducting daily checks, and reporting any discrepancies or shortages in a timely manner to avoid production delays
  • Training and mentoring new starters, writing, and updating procedures where necessary and highlighting the importance of high standards, ensuring all employees understand their roles fully
  • Setting up machines on a daily basis, delivering detailed shift handovers and production briefs, ensuring all colleagues are working towards the same goal
  • Analysing and reporting on KPI’s, highlighting any potential issues, and identifying continuous improvement opportunities including areas for saving, streamlining processes, minimising wastage, and training requirements
  • Motivating the team to work to tight deadlines, keeping production running efficiently by using clear communication to minimise disruption
  • Setting a positive example for following Health & Safety procedures, Compliance guidelines and Food Safety standards. Implementing the correct use of PPE and overseeing hygiene regulations are followed
  • Performing start up checks on the machines, reporting any maintenance faults to the engineering team. Maintaining the general upkeep of machines and storing equipment safely

Experience and Skills required

  • Previous experience within a Food Manufacturing environment is highly advantageous or experience within a role mixing ingredients and specific quantities is beneficial
  • Food Safety – Level 2 qualification, HACCP trained, MHE accredited and sound knowledge on Health & Safety
  • Confident in working with data and interpreting key information and making amendments where needed to keep production running smoothly
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal, able to engage a team and deliver clear instructions
  • 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 with a much-loved business
  • Driven to maintain high standards and promote and support the company’s culture through producing outstanding products

To Apply please follow the application process for the site this job is advertised on or you can send your CV directly to zoe.graham@hawk-3.com or call 07485329344 for more information. By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. To view our full Privacy Policy please visit our website.

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are committed to the selection, recruitment, and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are committed to the selection, recruitment, and development of the best people, basing judgments solely on suitability for the job. By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future.