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Night Shift Machine Operator

Undisclosed Company
Kent, Rochester
Up to £18500 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2020
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Due to expansion our client is seeking a Night Shift Machine Operator to become part of their busy warehouse team in Rochester.

To work as part of a team to ensure the smooth and safe running of the production line and achieve production targets. You will be working within a high care class 100 environment and so adhering to health, safety and hygiene policies is of the upmost importance.

As a Machine Operator, your role will involve:

  • To carry out pre-checks and cleaning tasks of the production line before production start up
  • Set the machine to production recipes
  • Prepare raw materials for production
  • Replenish packaging to the production line during the shift including the stacking of trays
  • Replace films
  • Set up batches of production as per the production plan
  • QA quality checks and CCP's
  • Manual handling including the stacking of finished goods
  • Maintain the hygiene of equipment
  • Completing documentation throughout the shift
  • Replenish the PH
  • Record downtime
  • Resolve machine stoppages promptly
  • Achieve OEE and waste targets
  • Maintain health and safety and adhere to health and safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Contribute to and help implement continuous improvement, to enhance quality, efficiency, safety and waste reduction

The successful applicant will need to have the following skills/knowledge/experience:

  • Experience of working within the food sector
  • Experience of plant or machine operations
  • A certificate in basic food hygiene
  • Safe manual handling practices
  • Health and safety awareness skills
  • The ability to follow instructions and use own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Good team working skills
  • Flexible
  • IT literate


Hours: 6pm-6am (1 and ½ hour unpaid break) 4 days on 4 days off, average of 36.75 hours per week (weeks are either 42 or 31.5 hours)




  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance

Interested in this role based in Rochester? Please email your CV or contact me on 07483 340870.

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