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Machine Operator

MACHINE OPERATOR / TEAM LEADER  £10.30 - £10.75 per hour plus overtime premium 

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

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

Successful applicants will work as Team Leaders, overseeing a production line, leading a small production team, producing products to the correct quality standards within despatch deadlines. 

Important Information
Date Posted: 14th January 2022
Closing Date: 21st January 2022
Industry: Food Production
Job Type: Full time
Salary: From £10.30p/h to £10.75p/h

About the role

Main Responsibilities :

  • Setting up the machinery with the correct packaging and operating program and data input (e.g. label information - dates, variety, packing codes); 
  • Monitoring the machines as they run and carrying out changeovers for different products throughout the day;
  • Working within food safety and health and safety standards and maintaining good output levels;
  • Filling in production records (e.g. label books);
  • Overseeing and assisting a small production team.

Training and ongoing support from supervisors will be available along with opportunities to develop and multi-skill.

Full-time hours (40+ hours per week)

Day Shift , working every Saturday and 4 days out of 5 Monday to Friday

Evening shift may also be available (Monday to Friday, 2.00pm - 10pm/11pm approximately, shift allowance, £10/shift)

Successful applicants will be offered:

  • £10.30-£10.75 per hour
  • Time and a half for overtime
  • 33 days paid holiday per year
  • Full training and opportunities for career progression 

Wilsons Country Ltd reserves the right to enhance the selection criteria at short listing stage if necessary.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Relevant experience;
  • Able to work accurately and with attention to detail in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Able to carry out basic computer work (e.g. data input);
  • Able to multi-task, think ahead and plan and organise the day;
  • Good basic standard of literacy and numerical skills
  • Good general awareness of food hygiene, health and safety and quality aspects;
  • Good communication skills and able to work on their own initiative, as well as part of a team

Desired criteria

  • Relevant experience gained in a food production environment.

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Planning & Scheduling

Planning & Scheduling

Data Entry and Basic Computer Skills

Data Entry and Basic Computer Skills

Attention to detail

Attention to detail

Fault Reporting/Troubleshooting

Fault Reporting/Troubleshooting

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

Machine Operator

Delighting our customers in every respect!