Lead Production Operative - Permanent - Days

Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: + Bonus & benefits
Contact: Elly Clow
Call: Elly
Reference: ECLPOH_1589202435
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Role: Lead Production Operative (Permanent)

Contact: Elly Clow elly.clow@gap-professional. com _________________________________________________________________________________________

"Find a job you love and you will never work another day in your life…."


gap professional is proud to be working in partnership with luxury chocolatier Hotel Chocolat to recruit Skilled Lead Operatives for its Huntingdon site. These are permanent positions, available from the 25th May and offer the successful candidates an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic organisation in a progressive environment.


Working hours: Monday - Friday, 6am - 2pm / 2pm - 10pm (am/pm), weekly rotation

Annual salary: £22,880

What will your role entail?
* Ensuring compliance to the production plan, delivering products on time and in full
* Ensuring the line section is performing to outlined efficiency, quality, food safety and yield standards
* Supporting team members with problem-solving
* Completing all start-up checks and highlighting potential issues
* Working closely with the engineering team to reduce downtime within budget
* Ensuring compliance with all health and safety systems, remaining responsible for your own health and safety and that of others around you
* Stepping up and covering for the Process Technician or any other position lead roles where applicable
* Supporting root cause or CI analysis (quality, efficiency and labour)
* Recording and reviewing data, highlighting trends and concerns


What skills and experience do you need?
* Experience of a similar role in an environment where quality, health and safety are key
* Food Safety Level 2 certification
* HACCP training
* Food safety/hygiene certification (highly desirable)
* A quality ethos
* A proactive, 'can do' attitude bringing enthusiasm, energy and a passion for high standards
* A 'working together as one' approach, offering flexibility and a commitment to team success
* The ability to challenge constructively and receive feedback openly
* An appetite for learning and self-development

Benefits you'll receive include:

  • Free weekends - We operate 24/5 rather than 24/7, so you'll never have to work on weekends
  • Holidays - 25 days annual leave
  • Bonus - All permanent employees are entitled to our discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Life assurance - You'll be covered by our life assurance plan after three months.
  • Hotel Chocolat discount Hard work should be rewarded. You'll receive seasonal gift cards and generous discounts including chocolate (naturally) and every other product in our range from award-winning alcohol to cocoa inspired cookery books.
  • You'll also receive 70% off your stay at our luxury resort in St Lucia.
  • Sharesaver scheme A saving scheme that offers you the opportunity to buy shares in Hotel Chocolat plc.
  • Eye tests It's in all of our interest to keep you fit and healthy, and that includes your eyesight.
  • Pension Contributory pension scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme Good for the environment and great if you can, available to all employees.
  • Progression Excellent opportunities for career progression.

What makes working for this leading brand different? Well, that's easy:
1. Since its inception in 1993, Hotel Chocolat has been raising the bar as an innovative, authentic, and
ethical manufacturer, which is passionate about fairness, equality and giving back - three core qualities it also lives by as an employer.
2. These qualities mean that Hotel Chocolat just keeps growing. To date, there are 103 stores across the UK and an international presence from Copenhagen to Hong Kong, a restaurant in London and a boutique hotel in St Lucia, employing over 1300 people. But it's not stopping there.
3. Hotel Chocolat is committed to continually investing in its employees. Its
mission is to ensure each person is given the opportunity to learn and grow alongside the business in a friendly and energetic working environment, where ideas flow and everyone is committed to achieving the same goals, together.


What will your role entail?
* Ensuring compliance to the production plan, delivering products on time and in full
* Ensuring the line section is performing to outlined efficiency, quality, food safety and yield standards
* Supporting team members with problem-solving
* Completing all start-up checks and highlighting potential issues
* Working closely with the engineering team to reduce downtime within budget
* Ensuring compliance with all health and safety systems, remaining responsible for your own health and safety and that of others around you
* Stepping up and covering for the Process Technician or any other position lead roles where applicable
* Supporting root cause or CI analysis (quality, efficiency and labour)
* Recording and reviewing data, highlighting trends and concerns


What skills and experience do you need?
* Experience of a similar role in an environment where quality, health and safety are key
* Food Safety Level 2 certification
* HACCP training
* Food safety/hygiene certification (highly desirable)
* A quality ethos
* A proactive, 'can do' attitude bringing enthusiasm, energy and a passion for high standards
* A 'working together as one' approach, offering flexibility and a commitment to team success
* The ability to challenge constructively and receive feedback openly
* An appetite for learning and self-development


The interview process Initial telephone/skype interviews will be conducted by a member of the gap professional team and employment referencing details sought. Following this, successful candidates will be put forward for an interview with Hotel Chocolat and those selected, offered a start date between the 25th May and 15th June 2020. Please note: the company observes current guidelines on social distancing and all appropriate measures in support of the current situation are in place and operational.

Closing date is 15th June 2020

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