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Production Operative

Based in Craigavon, Co. Armagh, Wilson’s Country Ltd specialises in pre-packed, peeled and processed potatoes.

 We supply food retailers, caterers and food processing companies with a range of products, offering quality, taste, full traceability and value for money.

 We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a production operative.

FULL TIME - Hours of work will be 40 hours per week:

 Day shift/Evening shift rotational shift patterns all considered

 Early shift - working 5 days out of 6, Monday to Saturday 6am-1.30pm -2pm-5pm approximately

 Evenings - working Monday to Friday, 1.30pm - 10pm-11pm approximately - shift bonus of £10 per day paid for evenings

Pay rate £10.60 per hour, over-time rate 1.5 of pay rate on any hours worked over 40 hours

Important Information
Location: Craigavon, Wilsons Country Ltd, 25 Carn Road, Portadown, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, BT63 5WG
Date Posted: 26th May 2023
Closing Date: 6th June 2023
Industry: Food Production
Job Type: Full time
Salary: £10.60p/h

About the role

Duties will be based around grading, processing and packing potato products:

  • Grading potatoes for quality;

  • Packing and manual handling (e.g. filling crates/ boxes/bags, weighing, sealing, sleeving packs, using machinery/equipment);

  • Preparing potato products (e.g. removing peel);

  • Cleaning, maintaining a tidy and hygienic work area and company premises;

  • Working safely and maintaining a safe work area;

  • Following food safety and health and safety policies and practices;

  • Working efficiently and in support of production targets and quality standards.

For those interested in progressing in production, opportunities to develop and learn new skills are available.

Successful applicants will be offered:

  • £10.60 per hour (aged 18 years or over)

  • Shift allowance for evening shift (£10/shift)

  • 33 days paid holiday per year (pro-rata for part-time)

  • Full training and opportunities for career progression 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Able to demonstrate communication, literacy and numeracy skills to meet job requirements
  • Must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom

Desired criteria

  • Relevant experience would be desirable.
  • A good general awareness of food safety, health and safety and quality
  • An interest in progressing within production

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Production Operations

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Wilson's Country

Delighting our customers in every respect!

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Wilson’s Country is the leading potato brand in Ireland. Our commitment to innovation and marketing has positioned us as one of the leaders in the industry, supplying retailers, foodservice and food manufacturers with own label and branded prepack, peeled and convenience potatoes. Potatoes are our passion… Since Angus Wilson started the business from the family farm in the 1980’s we have grown from strength to strength. We now employ over 70 staff who work from our 6 acre site in County Armagh. We are one of the premier potato packers and processors in Ireland. We hold key accounts with many of the leading food retailers in the country.

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Investment in our premises, our staff and our growers ensures that we offer a quality product and excellent service We strive to make people inspired by potatoes…the poor potato can get a bit of a bad press so that is why we are constantly innovating. We challenge ourselves by evolving our variety portfolio, our packaging, our range and our production processes. We want you to realise how exciting potatoes actually are! By their nature, potatoes are seasonal, meaning we can handle up to 30 different varieties of potatoes in one year. This equates to about 3.5 million individual potatoes per week…now that’s a lot of potatoes! Dealing with such a vast number of spuds means we truly are passionate about potatoes.

Our benefits

Retirement plan and/or pension

Employee development programs

Employee discounts

Casual dress

Free parking

Open office

Competitive salary

Production Operative

Delighting our customers in every respect!