Production Operative Job at Finlays Beverages in Pontefract

Job Description


To work as part of a team, manufacturing raw materials to produce quality finished goods, in a safe and efficient manner in line with business demands.


To operate a range of packing machinery within the production process and to have the ability to problem solve and rectify any issues.

To ensure that daily production targets are achieved (e.g. OEE, Waste, Health and Safety).

Responsible for the completion of all necessary paperwork accurately and in a timely manner, to ensure all production stoppages and efficiencies are recorded.

Ensure any quality and safety issues in the manufacturing process are reported to the Team Leader or Senior Production Operative (SPO), to ensure corrective and preventative actions are taken.

Responsible for standard quality line checks (e.g. Product weight checks) and liaise with QA Operatives to take corrective action, as well as informing the Team Leader or SPO.

Ensuring that safe working practices and good housekeeping standards are adhered to.

Demonstrate motivation and have a flexible approach to work, when necessary work across different tasks and functions including both the Tea and Coffee Factories.

Work in close partnership with fellow Production Operatives to promote shared knowledge, transfer of skills and experience.

Develop relationships, working practices and effective communication channels with colleagues within other departments, working together in the joint ownership of any issues and problem-solving activities.

Promote and work within Finlays Values in all tasks that are completed to ensure that the organisation can strive to achieve Finlays Values.

Take an active role in identifying personal training needs and show an enthusiasm to learn and develop with the role of Production Operative.

Promote a continuous improvement environment.

Ensure that you follow and adhere to Company Policies and Procedures (e.g. Hygiene Policy and the Attendance Policy)

Any other reasonable request


Functional Competencies

The technical / professional skills and knowledge required to perform the job effectively. These competencies are generally specific to the function / department.

Business Related Competencies

To have a working knowledge of a Food Manufacturing Environment

Experience operating machinery, including packing lines.

Basic understanding of quality awareness and food hygiene standards.

Ability to understand basic instructions and work to SOP’s/SWP’s

General Competencies

Basic/functional skills and knowledge required to perform the job effectively including good communication and customer awareness.

  • Need to follow and adhere Health and Safety procedures and practices.
  • Basic problem-solving skills
  • Achieve grade C or above in numeracy and literacy in the relevant SHL tests.

To have good common sense and the ability to use own initiative when required.

Demonstrate characteristics of Finlays Values

Personal Competencies

Behaviours required to perform the job effectively and meet the expectations of the Finlays values.

Communication – Expressing ideas effectively in individual and group situations

Customer Orientation – Proactively develop internal relationships within own team and other departments by listening and understanding their needs. Take pride in delighting the customer

Teamwork – to be open and honest and respectful of others, and to work effectively within a team to achieve organisational goals

Work Standards – Setting high goals or standards of performance for self

Safety Awareness – Actively aware of conditions that affect employee safety. Committed to Zero harm

Applied Learning – taking part in driving own learning and identifying own learning needs whilst putting acquired knowledge/skills to effective use

Flexibility – to work in a flexible manner and be prepared to work across all departments within the Operations function

Thoroughness/Tenacity – staying with a plan of action until the desired objective is achieved

About Company

Company: Finlays Beverages

Company Location:  Pontefract

About Finlays Beverages