Packing Operative

£23,200 per annum + £4,385 Shift Premium

About us:

We are a rapid-growth scale-up disrupting the infant nutrition space through our award-winning brand Kendamil – the only infant milk made in Britain, proudly used by the British Royal Family and uniquely crafted locally using British organic full cream milk, without the nasties.

Our company, Kendal Nutricare, is a 170 person team passionate about giving children a better start to life. We’re proud to be a Queens’ Award winning business and to be ranked by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2020.

We’re on an exciting path – join us!

The role:

Reporting to one of our Team Leaders the employee 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 based at our headquarters in Kendal.

You will be required to work the following shift pattern:

  • Earlies:          06:00 – 13:30 Monday to Friday  
  • Nights:           21:00 – 06:30 Monday, Tuesday; 21:00 – 06:15 Wednesday, Thursday
  • Lates:             13:15 – 21:15 Monday to Thursday; 13:15 – 18.45 Friday

What you’ll be doing:

  • Operating and running a range of high speed complex cartoning/over-wrapping 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 clean-outs, line cleaning and clearance duties within targeted timescales.
  • Complying with safety procedures including but not limited to: adopting safe working practices, wearing the required protective clothing and use of safety equipment appropriate to the role

What you’ll need:

  • Fork lift Truck licence or willing to work towards this.
  • Previous experience and working knowledge of the food industry and machinery is preferable but not essential as on the job training will be provided.
  • Proactive approach to tasks, working in a fast paced environment.
  • Good communication
  • Flexible to changing work shifts.

What you’ll get from us:

The opportunity to work for the fastest growing infant milk brand in Europe, alongside a young talented team dedicated to serving thousands of passionate customers.

We offer to all our employees:

  • 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with additional holidays granted each year for the first 5 years of employment
  • A pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance at 2 x basic salary
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised breakfast

If this sounds like a role for you, email Emma Murkin, Recruitment/HR Administrator ( with your CV and a note on why you’re right for the job — we can’t wait to meet you!