Packaging Operative job in Kendal


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Job Ref: 7182

Job Type: PERM

Location: Kendal

Salary: £24,167

Date Posted: 14-10-2021

Category: Logistics/ Supply Chain

Alexander Hancock

Our client is an organic food manufacturers based in Cumbria that supply some of the the UK’s best known retailers, currently one of UK’s fastest growing Companies and as a result of this exciting expansion they are looking to strengthen their packing department to fulfil their ever increasing orders

Overview of the role of Packaging Operative:

Reporting to one of their Secondary Team Leaders the successful candidate will set-up, operate and run sophisticated computerised packing machines and ancillary equipment on an automated packing line, with parameters for a range of over 30 products.

This is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week

Shift pattern is :

Week 1, Monday to Friday 6.00am- 1.30pm,

Week 2, Monday to Thursday 1.15pm to 9.15 pm, Friday 1.15pm- 18.45pm

Role and Responsibilities for the position of Packaging Operative:

  • Operating and running a range of high speed complex cartoning/overwrapping machines and ancillary equipment
  • Fault finding and rectifying clearances
  • Clearing and cleaning equipment to ensure it runs safely and efficiently
  • Replenishing packaging materials to the various equipment
  • Carrying out extensive quality checks
  • Facilitating efficient and effective product changeovers by carrying out powder cleanouts, line cleaning and clearance duties within targeted timescales
  • Complying with safety procedures including but not limited to: adopting safe working practises, wearing the required protective clothing and use of safety equipment appropriate to the role

Ideal Candidate for the role of Packaging Operative:

  • Previous experience and working knowledge of the food industry and machinery is preferable but not essential as on the job training will be provided
  • Once trained, the post holder will work unsupervised to strict procedural guidelines
  • We are looking for a good communicator and an individual who is flexible to changing work shifts.


  • We offer 28 days holiday (inc. bank holidays)
  • A pension scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • A cycle-to-work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers.

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