Vacancy details

Portlethen, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Job Title: Packing Operative                                                       

Reporting to:  Packing Supervisor

Functional Reporting Line: N/A

Location:  Kepak McIntosh Donald, Portlethen                         


Job Purpose: Responsible for packing red meat for sale and consumption in accordance with client specifications/orders and Company SOP’s.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ability to identify individual vacuum-packed cuts of meat and placing them in to specified containers/boxes
  • Recognition of different cuts of meat that legally must be weighed and labelled correctly
  • Placing trays/boxes on correct pallets to customer specification
  • Ability to use forklift, pallet truck and pallet scale as required
  • Recognising and placing selected cuts of meat into correct customer specified bags at variable line speeds
  • Selection of beef quarters by date and category that are pushed along rails to input scale
  • Remove out of specification product, and store as required
  • Straightening pre pack bags that are already on production line
  • Placing bags properly on the Cryovac machine
  • Sealing blue plastic bags on freezer line, putting correct flanks into dolavs for relevant customer, ensuring they are to required specification
  • 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 Packing 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 customer specifications
  • Complying with quality specifications
  • Complying with Company’s 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
  • Finishing products to the required specifications
  • 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 butchery and/or knife skills essential
  • Previous experience working in a high-volume meat processing factory highly beneficial
  • Able to work in chilled 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