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Peating Plant Operator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: An average of 42 hours per week
Location: Driffield, East Ridings Of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

We are recruiting a production operative to carry out duties in all areas of our new Peating Plant at Tithe Farm, Huggate, East Yorkshire which commenced production in September 2019.

You will work a 12 hour shift pattern averaging a 42 hour per week to give 24/7 cover for the site.  A typical shift will be 6.00 am to 6.00 pm and 6.00 pm to 6.00 am. You will be lone working on the site.

You will operate and be responsible for the following plant and equipment:

  • Grain intake – tipping wagons
  • Kilning – monitoring program and temperatures
  • Peat furnace – maintain correct burn and loading peat
  • Manual bagging line – manual handling, use of forklift
  • Operation of forklift and telehandler
  • Malt blending and despatch – use of computer system and dealing with hauliers/drivers
  • Lining and loading shipping containers – manual handling

You will need a wide range of skills:

  • A good general education with a flexible and proactive approach to learning new skills.
  • Awareness of health & safety principles, a good reliability record and the ability to work alone or within a team.  There may be long periods without supervision at a remote site.
  • Competent IT and Keyboard skills.
  • Manual handling skills and confidence to work with flames to maintain the peat furnace.
  • Mechanical or Engineering experience to enable you to perform preventative maintenance or assist with breakdowns and plant repair.
  • Self-confidence to work alone and be responsible for the site and liaise with visitors e.g lorry drivers making deliveries or collections


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Closing Date: Friday, 29th January 2021
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The Company’s production processes operate in accordance with BRC Food Factory hygiene requirements. As such, all jewellery including rings, chains, watches, earrings or body piercings etc. are prohibited from being worn in any production, packing or despatch areas of the factory. Additionally protective equipment including hair nets and if appropriate beard snoods are required to be worn in these areas.

The Company also operates a complete ban on smoking in any building, site or vehicle owned or controlled by the Company and takes a zero tolerance approach to breaches of this policy. Equally the Company does not permit the use of electronic cigarettes or nicotine inhaler devices. Most shifts are of 8 or 12 hour duration with little or no opportunity to leave site during the working day. If you smoke and cannot abstain from smoking for this period of time, please carefully consider the appropriateness of any application you make for employment with us.

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