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Bakery Operative ...

Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical, Manufacturing / Warehouse, Mech. / Electrical / Maintenance
South Wales
Salary description:
£8.31 per hour
Start Date:
Finsbury Food Group
Job Ref:

Bakery Operative roles including Mixers/Servicers/Wets/Dries/Buttercream
Location: Cardiff Memory Lane Cakes
Work Days: 4 on 4 off - Days from 6am-6pm
Contract: Permanent
Rate of Pay: £8.31 per hour

A Great opportunity to become part of a new team as a Bakery Operative here at Memory Lane Cakes. The successful candidate will be part of the Production team, undertaking an important role within the business. We are looking for someone that is proactive, conscientious and diligent who will meet the standards required on site.

Purpose of the Role

The role of the Bakery Operative is to operate flexibility in a manufacturing environment, ensuring that Quality and performance standards are met, including all aspects of food safety.  Health and Safety, product standards and specifications are met and improved. Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices and ensuring a clean as you go policy is adhered to.

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

  • Responsible for producing specified products as per the Shift Managers instructions.
  • Responsible for ensuring targets (KPI’s) are achieved whilst maintaining quality, and all GMP standards are adhered to.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Responsible for undertaking Quality Control checks and Critical Control Point (CCP’s) on all production runs.
  • Communicate regularly within the team and contribute to overall improvements on the line
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the work area and ensuring that all areas are kept tidy at all times.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety policies are followed and that accidents and near misses are acted upon and reported to the shift manager immediately
  • To ensure that products are manufactured to a high-quality standard achieving the specification and that orders are met. Responsible for ensuring waste is kept to a minimum and taking a proactive approach to reducing waste.
  • The job holder is responsible for working as part of a team and ensuring that all operatives within the team follow the Health and Safety and Hygiene requirements.
  • The operative is responsible for ensuring that all goods meet all quality standards and this is documented in full.
  • Contribute effectively to changeovers ensuring that they are completed within the allocated time
  • The operative is responsible for ensuring their workstation is clean at all times and that waste is disposed of and where possible recycled into the appropriate containers.
  • The lifting of 22kg sacks of ingredients repetitively throughout the shift may be a requirment of this role.

Personal Attributes:

We are looking for someone that has the following behaviours/ Skills & experience

  • H&S & Food Safety Legislation
  • Problem solving techniques
  • LEAN Manufacturing and Continuous Improvements skill would be advantageous
  • Experience of working to set targets and deadlines
  • Strong Communication Skills and good social skills, gets on well with people.
  • Good work ethic is essential as is reliability and commitment to the company.
  • Have pride in your work and add value to the company
  • Another key requirement of the role can require some lifting as some ingredient bags weighing up to 25KG 

Application method: Apply  

Selection process: Interview

Closing date: 28th July 2019

If you are interested in this position please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and submit your CV

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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