Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary: £25268 - £26996 per annum + rises after 3-6 months probation
Posted: 4 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Food
Contact Name: Sarah Bickerdike

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Forklift Truck / Machine Operator - Food Manufacturing

Job Description

Our client is a highly successful food manufacturing company in Milton Keynes. Due to continued growth they are now looking to recruit additional Forklift Truck and Machine Operators to work in their Cleanroom.

The Forklift Truck and Machine Operators will be working as part of a team with responsibilities as follows:

Forlift Truck Ops:

  • Operate FLT vehicles within the warehouse and outside yard area.
  • Carrying out material movement functions, whilst following company policies & procedures.
  • Maintaining a safe work environment, fully complying with legislative requirements and company policies and procedures.
  • Actively promote Health & Safety within the warehouse and palletising sections and all factory areas.
  • Ensure warehouse collections and deliveries for drivers are carried out to company process and policies.
  • Full health & safety for delivery collections and delivery vehicles.
  • Carrying out hygiene/cleaning tasks throughout the factory, maintaining and cleaning of all case-packing equipment
  • You must have experience having worked in a food manufacturing/production and warehouse environment.

Machine Ops:

  • Operating Multivac and Flowrap packaging machines, quality checking, running production lines, and carrying out cleaning & hygiene related tasks

You will work a rotating 12 hour (3 on 3 off) shift pattern. The hours for this role are 6am to 6pm and 6pm to 6am.

The successful Forklift Truck Operator will require a valid FLT Counterbalance license as an absolute minimum. Experience of using a stand-on truck in a warehouse environment would also be an advantage.

Desirable requirements for this role include Foundation in Food Hygiene (Level 2), Manual Handling experience and HACCP.

In addition to the main responsibilities outlined, a basic competence level area is required for Mixing, Packaging Machine Operation (Multivac & Flowrap) and Press Operation. This will be to cover holidays and sickness in line with business needs and assist multi-skilling in all areas.

The successful candidate will be IT literate, possessing experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.

To be successful you will demonstrate strong attention to detail and this opportunity will suit an individual that is very much a team player, comes from a hands-on, target driven production environment previously and is looking to develop their career further with a successful, expanding business.

For the Machine Op role it would be highly advantageous if the successful candidate had experience of operating Multivac and / or Flowrap packaging machines


£25,268 - £26,996 per annum rising after 3-6 months' probation to £28-29.9K

28 days holiday

Onsite parking

If you are interested in the Forklift Truck / Machine Operator roles, please apply today!


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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