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Distribution Operative, Wednesday Sunday, 6am 2p

Company: Samworth Brothers    Location: Leicester
Distribution Operative

Ashton Green

Wednesday Sunday, 6am 2pm

Bradgate Bakery, part of the highly respected Samworth Brothers group, one of Leicestershires biggest food manufacturing companies, has a Distribution Operative opportunity to join our expanding Beaumont Leys bakery in Leicester.

About us - Bradgate Bakery is an award winning, fast paced, highly reputable family business that is heavily expanding and continually evolving. We produce sandwiches, wraps, prepared salads, pasta pots and many other chilled food to go products for a leading UK retailer. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and with almost 1600 employees, we are a major employer in Leicester. Continuous investment in our people and our facilities has enabled our business to grow into one of the UK´s largest chilled food to go manufacturers with an enviable reputation for quality, consistency and innovation in a fast-moving market.

The Role - The successful Distribution Operative will be responsible for processing finished goods from packing, picking, to loading vehicles. Day to day responsibilities will include;

Operating material handling equipment (MHE) (pallet trucks and hand pump trucks) and moving pallets to designated locations using MHE

Wrapping pallets using pallet wrapping machines

Operating box erecting machines & operating packing robots

Checking temperatures and logging results as well as carrying out visual product quality checks

Packing and picking (using picking gun), palletising

Lifting, operating metal detection/check weigher machine

Blast chilling products

Filling vehicles with pallets of products

This is a physical position, involving manual lifting

The Successful Individual - To be successful in the role, you will have the following required skills and experience;

Experience gained in a similar role is desirable but not essential as training will be given

Experience of working accurately in a fast paced environment, meeting tight deadlines

Ability to understand, operate and drive machinery. A Fork Lift Truck Licence would be desirable but not essential

The ability to comply with strict working instructions such as adherence to Safe Systems of Work and Health & Safety rules

Ability to speak, read and write clearly in English as well as good numeracy skills (you must be able to pass entry numeracy and literacy tests)

The Rewards - Its the quality of our people thats made us successful. We encourage a culture of opportunity and learning where our people can gain skills and qualifications to achieve their full potential. We reward hard work and dedication with a competitive hourly rate, retirements saving plan, profit share, private health care, occupational health, subsidised employee restaurant, long service awards, free car parking.

This is a fantastic career opportunity you will be joining an award winning, fast paced, highly reputable 4th generation family business that is expanding and continually evolving.