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Mechanical Technical Operative - Cardiff

Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical, Manufacturing / Warehouse, Mech. / Electrical / Maintenance
South Wales
Salary description:
£7.83 per hour
Start Date:
Finsbury Food Group
Job Ref:

Mechanical Technical Operative

Location: Memory Lane Cakes, Cardiff

Work Days: 4 on 4 off, Days & Night roles available

Salary: Days £9.81 per hour & £12.20 per hour Nights

Contract: Permanent & Temp 6 months roles available

Purpose of the Role

The role of the Technical Operative is to set up and operate a continuous operation of machinery in ensuring products meet all specifications and detect problems making adjustments as necessary. Technical Operators complete the first line of maintenance on all plant relevant to their area. Planned Preventative Maintenance is a daily part of the role. Technical operators are able to perform effectively in manufacturing departments throughout Memory Lane.

Some of the Role Key Accountabilities (including but not limited to) are:

  • Responsible for the day to day maintenance, repair and adjustments of machinery e.g. replace seals, pins, track conveyors, lubricate etc
  • Contribute to the development of and where appropriate the maintenance of the lines Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) systems.
  • Ensure root cause of downtime is investigated and corrective action proposed and implemented through daily Short Interval Control (SIC) reviews and PPM systems.
  • Minimise downtime through operator maintenance and PPM in conjunction with engineering resource
  • Responsible for plant prep in terms of setting up and changeovers, ensuring that all downtime is minimised.
  • Understanding of the sites Food Safety, HACCP, QA and hygiene standards
  • Ensure that Food safety systems are complied with and hygiene standards are achieved, and that all documentation is completed. Responsible for producing specified products as per the shift plan.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Collect packaging from stores and place in carton machine
  • Metal detection and coding set up and barcode verification
  • Accident reporting and near miss reporting procedures are followed and acted upon immediately
  • Promote health and safety throughout the line at all times and encourages a safe working environment.
  • Encourage team working to create a positive and supportive environment & Effective time management for self, others and plant
  • Communicate regularly within the team, and encourage team working to create a positive and supportive environment and contribute to overall improvements on the line. Use SIC reviews to communicate and share knowledge and experience with others
  • To complete NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operation is essential

Personal Attributes:

We are looking for someone that has the following behaviours:

  • NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operation is desirable
  • Problem Solving Techniques & Basic engineering capability
  • H&S & Food Safety Legislation & Strong Communication Skills and good social skills
  • Experience of working to set targets and deadlines &Good work ethic is essential as is reliability and commitment to the company. Have pride in your work and add value to the Company
  • Previous experience of working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment is desirable. Working on your own initiative, and to be able to work and contribute as part of a team is essential.

Application method: CV online @Finsburyfoods/careers

Selection process: Interview & Skills Assessment

Closing date: Firday 20th July 2018   4pm  

If you are interested in this position please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send us your CV and covering letter

Company Description

Finsbury Food Group is a leading speciality bakery manufacturer, producing a diverse range of cakes, bread and bakery snack products for the major UK multiple retailers, and for the foodservice channel. Finsbury acquired the Fletchers Bakery Group in 2014 and Johnstone Just Desserts in 2015 making Finsbury one of the largest speciality bakery groups in the UK, with annualised revenues of approximately £300m.

The Group includes the following brands and companies: Lightbody, Memory Lane Cakes, Campbell’s, Fletchers, Kara, Grain D’Or, Nicholas & Harris, Johnstone’s Food Service and Lightbody Europe.

Memory Lane Cakes site in Cardiff is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pre-packed cakes, producing under the Thornton’s, Disney, Weight Watchers and Universal brands, as well as its own brand. Memory Lane is one of Cardiff’s largest Private employer, with around 850 staff fulfilling a round-the-clock operation at its eight-acre site, producing millions of cakes, tray bakes and seasonal treats each year. Our vision is to ‘be the leading specialty bakery group in the UK’ and we achieve this through recruiting people that deliver against our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Communication, Ownership and Respect.

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