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Food processing warehouse worker

Penicuik, Midlothian
£11.07 to £11.92 Per Hour
Job Type
6 Sep 2022

We are looking for long-term, permanent workers. The position does not require previous experience as training will be provided. Position is working in a poultry processing plant doing a variety of duties.

The shift patterns are

Monday to Friday (8.30am - 4.30pm). 37 hours per week.

Monday to Friday backshift (2pm - 10pm). 37 hours per week. Packing and Cleaning shifts available.

Part-time (Packing Only). Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4pm-8.30pm. 18-20 hours per week.

The starting hourly rate offered is currently £11.07 per hour. This will Increase in increments of 2.5% at months 3 (£11.35ph), 9(£11.63ph) and 24 (£11.92) of being in the position.

If you are interested in this position, I encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as suitable candidates will be contacted right away and we can invite you for a tour of the plant so you could see if this position would suit you.

Tasks and duties included in the role:

• Carrying out duties as directed by the Plant Manager/Team Leader.

• Collecting accurate and repeatable data for all clients.

• Aiding in the production of safe wholesome poultry meat.

• Adhering to good hygienic practices and defined operating procedures, e.g. HACCP, SOP's, etc.

• Achieving and maintaining personal performance targets.

• Being involved in the processing of poultry from delivery of livestock to the cutting of carcases and packing of meat.

• Operating as part of a team to achieve team goals.

Essential skills and abilities expected of candidates:

• Great communication skills

• Being comfortable working in a chilled food environment

• Displaying a flexible approach to tasks

• Able to work confidently and responsibly unsupervised or as part of a team

• Able to work effectively under time pressure and deadlines

• Good manual dexterity

Desirable but not essential, as training will be provided:

• Experience of working in butchery, meat processing plants or a similar environmental.

• Experience of working with knives


Our client offers a number of benefits to their employees. Some of them include:

25 days of holiday per annum (5 weeks in total). Rising to 26 days after 2 years of service etc., up to 30 days after 7 years of service.

Maternity pay and leave. 26 weeks full pay + 13 weeks statutory maternity pay + 13 weeks unpaid (after qualifying period)

Pension scheme - 5% of salary is matched with employer's contribution of 10%.

Cycle to work scheme and other benefits.

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  • Job Reference: 705432705-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: SNJ Recruitment
    SNJ Recruitment
  • Location: Penicuik, Midlothian
  • Salary: £11.07 to £11.92 Per Hour
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent