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Vacancy title
Beef Packing Operative
Portlethen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Employment type
Closing date

Job Description


Job Title:                          Beef Packing Operative

Responsible to:                 Department Supervisor and Manager

Responsible for:               Variety of Duties within the Beef Packing Department

Qualifications:                  None

Specialist Knowledge:   Trained to recognise individual cuts of meat and ability to undertake a variety of tasks within a packing department


Main Duties: (depending on skill)

Carousel                              Ability to identify individual vacuum packed cuts of meat and placing them in to specified containers.

Scales                                    Recognition of different cuts of meat that legally must be weighed and labelled correctly

Strapping/Palletising      Placing trays/boxes on correct pallets to customer specification.  Ability to use forklift, pallet truck and pallet scale required.

Bagging                                Recognising and placing selected cuts of meat into correct customer specified bags at variable line speeds

Chill                                        Selection of beef quarters by date and category that are pushed along rails to input scale.

Trim                                       Remove out of specification product, and pack as required

Pre-Vac                                Straightening bags that are already on production line

Cryovac                                Placing bags properly on the machine

Freezer Line                       Seal blue plastic bags, put flanks into dolavs for correct customer. Insure they are to required specification.


  • Maintain Health and Safety standards
  • Maintain Hygiene Standards
  • Maintain Quality Standards
  • Maintain and operate tools and equipment
  • Deal with waste
  • Communicate effectively
  • Complete duties in the required timescale
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by the Site Directors of McIntosh Donald

Personal Qualities

Flexible attitude/ability to learn a variety of tasks

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