Vacancy details

Portlethen, Aberdeen, Scotland

Job Title: Slaughter Operative                                                      

Location:  Kepak McIntosh Donald, Portlethen


Reporting to:  Slaughter Supervisor                        

Functional Reporting Line: N/A


Job Purpose: Responsible for slaughter, dressing and preparation of carcasses and edible offal for sale and consumption in accordance with Company SOP’s.


Key Responsibilities

  • Perform slaughter, dressing, and preparation of carcasses and edible offal at line speed
  • Participate fully in Lean Manufacturing processes and embrace new methods of working
  • Completing assigned tasks in a timely manner to meet daily targets
  • Ensure product is of the highest standard, reporting any issues to the Line Supervisor immediately
  • Be familiar with the daily production plan and work as part of the team to set up the line, complete checks and ensuring materials are ready to use
  • Perform all prestart, hygiene and safety checks as instructed
  • Maintaining good understanding and knowledge of Company SOP’s and yields
  • Complying with quality specifications and understanding yield values
  • Complying with Company’s knife and health and safety rules, including hygiene requirements
  • Report all breakages, damages or defaults of equipment immediately to Line Supervisor, only using equipment when safe to do so
  • Reporting any accidents or near misses, assisting with investigations as instructed/necessary
  • Minimising and reporting of waste appropriately
  • Preparing carcasses and offal to the required standards
  • Maintaining and securely storing tools and equipment
  • Actively participate in all required company training
  • Any other duties as instructed by supervisors/management and within the competency of the post holder

Skills/ Experience

  • Competence and significant experience in slaughter and/or knife skills preferred
  • Previous experience working in a high-volume meat processing factory highly beneficial
  • Able to work in warm environment
  • Manual handling ability and awareness
  • Fluent English, communicate well in written and oral form with multi-nationals on all levels
  • Flexibility to meet daily production targets
  • Consistent approach and strong work ethic
  • Able to work under own initiative and as part of a team
  • Adaptable to change and production demands
  • Passion for food
  • Team Player