Food Production Operative

  • Location
    Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary
    £9.26/Hourly
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Food, Drink & Tobacco
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Industrial and Manufacturing
  • External Reference
    JN-052019-67194

Factory Operative


We are currently recruiting Factory Operatives to work at Walkers Snack Foods in Leicester, LE4 1BS. This is world's largest crisp factory producing millions of bags every day. It's already a great plant but our ambition is to make it even greater. We not only want to be the largest crisp factory in the world, we want to be the best and that's where you come in!


Your leadership, innovation and problem-solving skills will be utilised to the fullest; where in this fast paced and ever-changing environment, we can go from idea to implementation in a matter of days. You will be inspired by the drive of your team and feel a true sense of connection and camaraderie with your colleagues who are proud to work in Leicester.


What do Adecco and Walkers offer?



  • £9.26 per hour for Factory Operatives

  • 4 on 4 off rotating continental shift pattern, 6am-6pm or 7am-7pm

  • Pension Scheme

  • Full uniform and PPE provided

  • Opportunities for permanent positions

  • Full training is provided to help you reach your potential, so no experience is needed

  • Subsidised canteen plus access to onsite staff discount shop

  • Free on-site parking

  • Paid annual leave



What will I be doing as a Factory Operative at Walkers?



  • Transporting raw materials to line side

  • Loading stock including hand-stacking and hand-packing

  • Replenishing cartons and completing re-work

  • Moving pallets from one area to another for re-distribution

  • Labelling

  • Sifting, sorting and removal

  • Taking ownership of housekeeping standards

  • Understanding and interpreting numerical data

  • Communicating confidently both verbally and in written form (some data entry may be required)

  • Providing flexibility and cover to all GSO roles (Support job rotation and break cover)



What will I need for this role as a Factory Operative?



  • A strong work ethic and loyal ethos ensuring standards are maintained

  • A flexible attitude with a real desire to learn and progress

  • Ability to follow and interpret instructions / rules verbally and numerically whilst proactively escalating issues which may prevent targets or standards being met

  • High attention to detail, accuracy and capacity to work at a fast pace

  • Strong communication skills on all levels

  • Able to work on your own or within small teams












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