Location: Leicester
Salary: £27955 - £32148 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Food
Contact Name: Sarah Bickerdike

Manufacturing Technician Food Manufacturing

Job Description

Our client is a highly successful food manufacturing company in Leicester

Due to continued success they are now looking to recruit Manufacturing Technicians. We have opportunities on 4 on 4 off Days, and 4 on 4 off Nights, both working 6-6.

The purpose of the Manufacturing Technician role:

  • Through a culture of continuous improvement lead, manage a motivated manufacturing team to deliver sustainable processes that result in quality product being manufactured safely at the lowest cost.
  • This role is fully and singularly responsible for a manufacturing operation when on shift and will be responsible for making decisions concerning management of personnel, production and its quality, cost control, personal safety, food safety and service.
  • The capability to understand and work across various shift patterns as required by the role.



  • Makes sure all staff are trained and competency checked against Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Risk Assessment (RA's).
  • Responsible for following escalation procedures when incidents occur.
  • Responsible for ensuring all staff are working to the correct standards and processes to ensure a safe working environment for all.
  • Responsible for driving a safety culture within their area of responsibility to include undertaking weekly health and safety audits. Never walk past poor practice without taking action.
  • Is aware of area risk assessments, ensures Risk Assessments and Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to and raises concerns about effectiveness as appropriate.
  • Responsible for ensuring all accidents and near misses are fully investigated on conjunction with the Site Shift Manager and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Completion of Line start-up check sheets and action any issues which are raised


  • Supervision of the operators in area of responsibility.
  • Looks after new members of staff and integrates them into the team ensuring they are fully aware and trained in line with the site operational procedures.
  • Set stretching attainable goals and nurture improvements.
  • Responsible for all 'People' processes within area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for effective Performance management within area of responsibility in conjunction with the Site Shift Manager, ensuring consistency in approach and correct application of performance management processes (Disciplinary/Absence Management procedures/Praise & Recognition).
  • Responsible for ensuring communication channels within area of responsibility are robust and delivers the right messages in a timely manner to all staff as required.
  • Responsible for creating a positive culture to foster good morale and good working conditions for staff. Utilising established tools and mechanisms e.g. Tool box talks, Staff Survey & Employee Forums


  • Responsible for ensuring all staff are working to the correct standards, processes and specifications etc. and are working towards a 'Do it right' ethos.
  • Responsible for identifying the root cause when deviations or non-conformances occur and taking appropriate corrective action so individuals learn from their mistakes.
  • Responsible for area GMP and Safety audit activity and the closing out of actions in conjunction with support functions.
  • Responsible for ensuring that information from customer complaints are reviewed with technical team and actions taken as appropriate.
  • Responsible for ensuring the achievement of cleaning requirements against a defined schedule set by the technical team.
  • Responsible for ensuring new products launches are successful with support from the NPD team.


  • Responsible for ensuring internal KPI's between departments are delivered and internal customer expectations are met.
  • Responsible for attainment to plan and investigation / reporting on reasons for any deviations.
  • Responsible for corrective and preventative action in response to non-conformance.


  • Analyses reports and formulates plans to support recovery on department budget and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and non-conformance in conjunction with the Site Shift Manager.
  • Responsible for understanding root cause of any Material Usage Variance (MUV) against product Bill Of Materials (BOM's)
  • Responsible for identifying cost improvements and initiatives.
  • Always look to be energy efficient. If you don't need it, turn it off.
  • Responsible for investigating equipment damage and reporting.
  • Responsible for corrective and preventative action in response to non-conformances


  • Contributes to Process Development and Improvement.
  • Responsible for enabling and promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for ensuring that actions and changes from CI initiatives are successfully implemented and sustained consistently.


  • Ensure each team member is aware of their Clean As You Go (CAYGO) activity.
  • Actively takes part in weekly GMP audit activity with Site Shift manager / QAT.
  • Ensure all machines surfaces are clean and clear of debris.
  • Ensure the floor surrounding the line is clean and dry.
  • Ensure all raw materials and product is covered prior to use.
  • Ensure all raw materials and packaging is stored neatly, close to the line and off the floor.
  • Ensure work records table is clean and tidy.
  • Ensure cleaning equipment is stored off the floor in the correct locations, and is inspected for damage/replacement.
  • Ensure used tools are wiped down and stored correctly
  • Ensure cleaning schedules are adhered to and paperwork is completed appropriately
  • Ensure all equipment is cleaned in line with the relevant Hygiene Instruction Cards (HIC) / Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Ensure all cleaned equipment is visually inspected post clean
  • Ensure area is checked and cleared of foreign body hazards.

We have opportunities on 4 on 4 off Days, and 4 on 4 off Nights, both working 6-6

The successful Manufacturing Technicians should have Manufacturing Technician experience or similar, with fault finding and repair skills; food manufacturing / FMCG experience would be highly advantageous.

Essential experience and skills includes:

  • Demonstrate experience of machine operation, fault finding and repair
  • Strong Leadership skills and demonstrable ability to manage and develop a high performing team
  • Extensive experience working in FMCG/Food sector (especially manufacturing)
  • Proven track record for delivering Continuous Improvement and Change initiatives
  • Experience of working in a lean operating environment
  • Literacy / Numeracy to national Level 2 Standard
  • Computer literate with sound understanding of Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience in process improvement tools and methodology
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Self-driven and results oriented. Has a positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality standards
  • Tough and assertive in a positive way, with an ability to make decisions based on their own sound judgment.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work under (reasonable) pressure - and multi-task
  • Ability to work independently, to take the initiative and propose constructive solutions

Salary for Manufacturing Technician role:

£12.80 an hour for 4 on 4 off Days (annual salary equivalent: £27,995)

£14.72 an hour for 4 on 4 off Nights (annual salary equivalent: £32,148)

If you are interested in the Manufacturing Technician roles, please apply today!

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