Prep Operative - Nights

Posted 11 April 2024
LocationSouth East London
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Internal
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameAdela Parlog
Expiry date 18 May 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?


We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day.

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.


Here at Bow, we have a team of around 800 colleagues. We produce sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, toasties for some of the biggest retailers in the UK including Sainsbury, Morrison.


What you'll be doing


To work as a skilled operator within a team receiving and preparing ingredients ready for use on our production lines. Together, the Preparation Kitchen team staff a number of different stations and processes, including ingredient transfer, product decanting, slicing, dicing, opening and ingredient blending. This team plays a crucial role in ensuring that we make great food and ensuring our process is as sustainable as possible.


Key Activities 

 To ensure that we follow all Good Manufacturing Practices during our Preparation – including but not limited to regular hand washing, the wearing of overalls and hairnets and the coverage of ingredients.

 To prepare ingredients and mixes according to our procedures, ensuring that meet or exceed our customers’ requirements as documented in our specifications

 To ensure that traceability information is accurate on all ingredients, mixing sheets is accurate. This includes ingredient labelling.

 To work with the team to ensure that tasks are undertaken as efficiently and effectively as possible to ensure that we are able to maintain excellent levels of service to the manufacturing lines.

 Ensure minimal ingredient wastage by weighing all ingredients as required and stock rotating using a first in, first out approach.

 Monitor ingredient use by dates and plans to ensure that the products we produce have sufficient available life for the finished assembled products.

 Take part in our shift stock taking process as requested, ensuring diligence and accuracy.

 Follow all reasonable requests of site Leaders and/or Managers.

 To escalate any issues with carrying out the above activities to your Line Manager in a timely manner. Do not be afraid to stop a task if you feel our Safety, Health or Environment or Food Safety & Quality is being compromised.


Shift Pattern: Nights – 4 ON 4OFF; 6PM-6AM


What we’re looking for


Experience of working in a food production environment desired, but not always essential. Experience of working in a role involving manual handling desired. On the job training in all tasks and in using all machinery provided (no task specific experience necessary)


At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make everyday taste better.


What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.