Production Operative – Kendal

Job description

Secondary Production Operative

£23,440 per annum + shift premium £4,385

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 200 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:

We are looking for new Operatives to join our factory team! Reporting to one of our Team Leaders the successful candidate will undertake various tasks to assist with the smooth operations of our Secondary Production department.

The areas of work will be: on the Packing Line, in the Blending Department and on the ‘Ready to Feed’ production line. You 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. You will assist in the production of blended product to exacting microbiological and quality standards. Carry out quality checks, environmental cleans and ensuring strict hygiene control.

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.

· 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. (Please note our shift pattern may change over time to suit business needs.)

What you’ll get from us:

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

We offer to all our employees:

  • 33 days holiday (incl. bank holidays)
  • Join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 5%
  • Free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • Free Gym Membership after 12 months*
  • Life Assurance at 2 x basic salary
  • EAP Program including a 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP) for you and your nearest and dearest as well as access to high street discounts from thousands of well-known retailers, gyms and more.
  • Onsite canteen with Free healthy breakfast and subsidized food options
  • Enhanced Maternity leave policy
  • Louenna App for Parents
  • New parents enjoy a generous stipend for Kendamil products
  • Free on-site parking

If this sounds like a role for you, email ( with the job title in the subject line, your CV and a note on why you’re right for the position— we can’t wait to meet you!