Senior Laboratory Scientist – Clinical Microbiology

Job Type: Senior Laboratory Scientist – Clinical Microbiology

Salary: £24000 – £30000 DOE plus 31 days holiday, life assurance and excellent pension scheme

Hours: 40 hours pw. 

Location: Lancashire, UK

Job ref: 7922

Here at VF Recruitment, we are working with our clients, an independent veterinary diagnostic laboratory, dedicated to the improvement of animal health through direct support of veterinary practices in the UK and worldwide. They have been delivering service for over 30 years, and we are helping them to find their next hire!

You, Senior Laboratory Scientist – Clinical Microbiology, will:

  • Office duties: accurately booking submissions in; linking requests; handling calls from/to clients, colleagues, other laboratories, veterinary and nursing staff; preparing completed documentation/samples for those referred to other laboratories.
  • Lab duties: Plate reading and identification of bacteria; routine culture and sensitivity testing; dermatophyte culture and microscopic examination for mites/ringworm; faeces examination, including culture, worm egg count and microscopy; urine microscopy and biochemical analysis; antibiotic sensitivity testing and further microbiological tests as required.
  • Operation of Instruments and interpretation of results.
  • Check and release results to clients.
  • Ensure equipment they are using or responsible for is safe for use, appropriately maintained and any required daily monitoring records are accurate and up to date.
  • Monitors the stocks of media and consumables that they use and their correct storage, as required.
  • In general, responsibility for delivering assigned areas of work, liaising with the Section Head and colleagues as necessary, but working as integral part of the laboratory team to execute the efficient operation of the laboratory.
  • Help to train junior members of staff in laboratory processes.

Candidate criteria:

  • ‘A’ Level Sciences minimum.
  • Excellent working knowledge of microbiology techniques and equipment used in a microbiology lab
  • The ability to work independently and be able to quickly get up to speed in a veterinary environment
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the important elements of laboratory diagnostic testing
  • Be able to follow standard operating procedures and work to quality standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Computer literate
  • Highly customer focused
  • Highly motivated, questions established practices, raises ideas for improvements and a team player

Benefits:

  • 33 days paid holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Extra holidays for long service
  • Life assurance benefit
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site parking

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

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Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference (9722).

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.

lucy@VFRecruitment.co.uk

 

Head of Haematology

Job Type: Head of Haematology

Salary: £Competitive DOE plus 33 days holiday, life assurance and excellent pension scheme

Hours: 40 hours pw. 

Location: Lancashire, UK

Job ref: 7921

Here at VF Recruitment, we are working with our clients, an independent veterinary diagnostic laboratory, dedicated to the improvement of animal health through direct support of veterinary practices in the UK and worldwide. They have been delivering service for over 30 years, and we are helping them to find their next hire!

You, the Head of Haematology will:

  • Responsible for the organisation of the lab staff, liaising with the Ops Manager as necessary.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and HR.
  • Responsible for Health and Safety.
  • Examination of Blood smears.
  • Produce and maintain a training plan for their team.
  • Establish and validate methods of examination of samples, liaising with the Operations Manager, Laboratory Manager, Quality Manager and customer facing teams as necessary to ensure best practice for sample handling and analysis.
  • Responsible for the production and maintenance of written Standard Operating Procedures and compliance with these to ensure the quality of results.
  • Performing method reviews to ensure the most appropriate standards are in use and that the methods are continuing to fulfil the needs of the client.
  • Understand the requirements of laboratory customers and incorporates these into the operation of the department.

Candidate criteria:

  • Degree or HNC in appropriate subject.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant laboratory experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Demonstrates a detailed understanding of the important elements of laboratory diagnostic testing.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Computer literate.

Benefits:

  • 33 days paid holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Extra holidays for long service
  • Life assurance benefit
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site parking

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

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Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference (9721).

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.

lucy@VFRecruitment.co.uk

 

Pet Food Packing Operator

Fancy working 3 weeks and then having the 4th off every month?

How about working 3 weeks getting paid for 4?

Have 100% of you fuel paid for if you drive and car share. Travel to work for free!

£26,208 plus 25 days holiday, staff discounts and excellent pension scheme! Plus, enhanced pay whilst training and great chance of progression!

 Rotating shift pattern days and nights

Hours: Average 42hours pw

Location: Thirsk, Yorkshire, UK

Packing Operators wanted!!!

Here at VF Recruitment, we are helping our clients, who manufacture pet food, to expand their team. They are seeking Packing Operators.

Person Specification

  • You will be hard-working and motivated, someone who would love to grow with the business and learn the art of manufacturing.
  • You should have a good basic understanding in English and Maths.
  • It’s great if you have previous production or factory experience, but my clients will also consider people with different work experience as long as you are committed and have a desire to work in manufacturing.
  • You must be comfortable with working rotational shift patterns.

Other

Due to our location, it’s essential that you have your own transport, as the site isn’t accessible via public transport. Have 100% of you fuel paid for if you drive and car share. Travel to work for free!

Benefits

  • This role offers a competitive salary of £26,208 plus 25 days holiday, staff discounts and excellent pension scheme! Plus, a car share bonus scheme and enhanced pay whilst training!

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference (9616).

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.

 

 

 

AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN – YORKSHIRE

Job Type: Agricultural Technician – Yorkshire

Salary: £25,000 – £35,000 depending upon experience Plus company vehicle!

Location: Yorkshire, UK

Job ref: 9667

Here at VF Recruitment, we are helping our clients, a leading family owned Agricultural Dealer, in Yorkshire.

Role

An exciting opportunity, due to continual growth, has arisen at my client’s organisation for an ambitious individual to join as a Agricultural Technician.

You will be given many opportunities to take your own initiative and responsibility, which means you will be partly able to interpret your position and its future perspective yourself.

Aim of the role:

To be the recognised Agricultural Technician for my client’s organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

My clients are responsible for the sale and aftersales support of a wide range of agricultural machinery and products.

They strive to help their customers to be more efficient and more productive in the modern farming industry.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to perform diagnostics and repairs on agricultural or turf equipment proficiently whilst protecting the departments profitability. This will be from both the depot and at customers premises.

Through your knowledge and experience advise customers on optimisation techniques for their machines and products and services offered. Understand the manufacturers customer care process.

You must comply with all Health and Safety legislation, Company Policies and Procedures, to ensure safety of all staff, customers, and visitors. Complete all reports and administration required for work assignments on time.

Ensure own and company tools are stored neatly and in their correct locations and are adequately maintained.

Maintain a clean workstation, company vehicle, and associated areas.

Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on products and systems and will be provided.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

MUST have a UK driving license, as there will be a need to drive company vehicles and agricultural equipment.

Additional Information:

0800 – 1700 Monday to Friday

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Generous training allowance

Salary package:

£25,000 – £35,000 depending upon experience Plus company vehicle!

This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including:

Regular Salary Reviews

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

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Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference.

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.

 

 

DAIRY FARM WORKER – SCOTLAND

Job Type: Dairy Farm Worker – Scotland

Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 depending upon experience Plus accommodation!

Location: Scotland, UK

Job ref: 9666

Here at VF Recruitment, we are helping our clients, a leading Dairy Farm in Scotland, find their next hire. They are a family-owned organisation.

Role

An exciting opportunity, due to continual growth, has arisen at my client’s organisation for an ambitious individual to join as a Dairy Farm Worker, responsible for the day to day Dairy duties.

You will be given many opportunities to take your own initiative and responsibility, which means you will be partly able to interpret your position and its future perspective yourself.

Aim of the role:

To be the recognised Dairy Farm Worker for my client’s organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

Tractor Driving

Mixing Feed using a Telehandler

Road Hauling of feed stuffs and slurry etc

Understanding of grassland management and workshop experience would be ideal – but are not essential

Crop spraying cert would also be a bonus but is not essential

Health and Safety

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

MUST have Dairy Farm experience

MUST have tractor and telehandler experience

MUST have a strong knowledge of the UK’s Cattle and Sheep sectors.

MUST be hardworking

IDEALLY will have a crop spraying certificate

IDEALLY will have a grassland management background and workshop knowledge

Additional Information:

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Generous training allowance

Salary package:

£20,000 – £25,000 depending upon experience Plus accommodation!

This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including:

25 days holiday

Regular Salary Reviews

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

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Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference.

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.

 

 

Business Development Manager – Veterinary Supplies and Consumables

Job Type: Business Development Manager – Veterinary Supplies and Consumables

Salary: £30,000 DOE plus 25 days holiday, staff discounts and excellent pension scheme

Hours: 37.5 hours pw. Mon – Fri 0900-1730

Location: West Yorkshire, UK

Job ref: 9565

Here at VF Recruitment, we are working with our clients, a dedicated wholesaler which specialises in veterinary supplies and consumables, to find their next hire!

They have an extensive portfolio of nearly 3000 branded items that have been developed to meet the diverse day to day needs of busy Veterinary Practices.

The range includes items such as needles, syringes, dressings, infusion products, sterilisation and infection control products, wound care, protective wear, surgical instruments and a whole host of other veterinary supplies. All of their branded products are reliable, effective and of the highest quality and include products from Terumo, Millpledge, Jelco, Anigene, HibiScrub, 3M, Clinell, Barber of Sheffield, Swann-Morton, BSN and many more.

Their veterinary supplies range features many of the leading recognisable names in veterinary supplies and our low prices and fast delivery guarantee that you’ll find the very best quality products for your practice for less.

My clients are continually monitoring and improving their product range, based around customer feedback and preferences, to ensure they offer the best possible selection and choice at the lowest possible prices. On average they are typically saving a minimum of 40% off standard wholesaler/supplier list prices, giving practices the chance to save thousands of pounds a year.

Their aim is always to supply high quality products at the lowest possible prices, with fast delivery. Their focus on customer service has ensured they have grown to over 1500 satisfied customers.

If you are a motivated, open minded, up for a challenge, forward thinking individual then this role offers great opportunities for you and your future career progression!

You, the Business Development Manager (BDM) will:

  • Manage the primary sales activities for the business.
  • Generate additional revenue and profitability for the business.
  • Support the Director and Senior Managers in effective promotion and running of the business.

The role will involve interaction in several different healthcare sectors, with the predominant activity within the Veterinary market, discussing the proposition and products, and attracting new customers. The BDM will also retain all new customers building up a portfolio, on which a commission structure will be based. You will be expected to undertake periodic reviews with your customers to maximise customer penetration across the product portfolio range, as well as identifying further opportunities for new products. The BDM will play a key role in a 5-year business plan to double the size of the business, and opportunities for Sales Management within this time period should arise.

The Successful Applicant will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Self-generation of sales opportunities
  • Extensive outbound telephone activity
  • New Business activity
  • Grow and expand the customer base, through organic growth and acquisition
  • Monthly reporting to Senior Management Team
  • Involvement in business wide activities
  • Health and safety
  • Quality issues
  • Organise sales campaigns with support of Marketing Team
  • Support creation of sales collateral

Candidate criteria:

 Background / experience in veterinary – ideally an RVN now looking for non-clinical work.

  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Initiative
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • First class numeracy and literacy skills
  • GCSE Grades C or above in English and Maths

Benefits:

  • This role offers a competitive salary, increase after probation, and regular pay reviews.
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays.
  • Staff Discount.
  • Excellent pension scheme.

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

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Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference (9540).

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.

Jemma@VFRecruitment.co.uk

 

Pet Food Operations Manager – Process Manufacturing / Bakery / Supply Chain

Job Type: Pet Food Operations Manager – Process Manufacturing / Bakery / Supply Chain

Salary: £45,000 DOE plus 25 days holiday, staff discounts and excellent pension scheme

Hours: 40 hours pw. Flexible.

Location: Blackpool, UK

Job ref: 9540

Here at VF Recruitment, we are helping our clients, a specialist Pet Food manufacturing company, with an excellent reputation for delivering the highest standard of product in a rapidly growing market sector, to find their next hire.

Their people are important to them and pets are important to their people! They are looking for people to join them on their journey as they continue to grow and expand their offering to pets here in the UK and overseas.

If you are a motivated, open minded, up for a challenge forward thinking individual then this role offers great opportunities for career progression!

You will be working closely with the Managing Director and Senior Management Team. You, The Operations Manager will be responsible for leading the manufacturing shift teams to produce the highest standard of product with maximum efficiency.

The Operations Manager will:

  • Deliver an efficient operation to ensure that customers’ orders are produced on time, safely, to the correct standard of quality and at or below budgeted cost.
  • To ensure that all products are manufactured in accordance with good manufacturing practice and the Company’s quality manual.
  • Take ownership of manufacturing challenges, identifying through root cause analysis opportunities for improvement, both through equipment and human performance.
  • Lead the development, training and motivation of your teams, ensuring they have the capability to high perform in their roles.
  • Be responsible for goods-in and goods-out leading the process flow of product through its life-cycle. Working to ensure the supply chain is in place to support long term growth.
  • Improvement in production / materials planning to minimise working capital.
  • Manage the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System (Solvitt) as required for the production and supply chain process.
  • Oversee the warehousing operations and transport functions.
  • Be capable of solving complex challenges and leading the team through change.
  • Provide regular progress updates to Managing Director.
  • Responsible for H&S for Operations functions.

The Successful Applicant

  • You must be an animal lover!
  • The successful candidate will have a proven track record in leading a manufacturing operation within FMCG or related sector. Experience of supply chains is a must!
  • You will have a qualification in lean or six-sigma having delivered improvements in manufacturing efficiency.
  • The Operations Manager will be commercially strong, having been responsible for manufacturing and / or supply chain budget relating to labour and materials.
  • Experience of implementing / maintaining ERP System as well as staff management experience.
  • Awareness of Food Standards.
  • Hold a Recognised H&S qualification.

Other

 Due to our location, it’s essential that you have your own transport, as the site isn’t accessible via public transport.

Benefits

  • This role offers a competitive salary, increase after probation, and regular pay reviews.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays.
  • Staff Discount.
  • Excellent pension scheme.

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

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Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference (9540).

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.

Jemma@VFRecruitment.co.uk

 

Pet Food – Extrusion Line Owner

Job Type: Pet Food – Extrusion Line Owner

Salary: £25,740 DOE plus 25 days holiday, staff discounts and excellent pension scheme

Hours: 44 hours pw. Rotational shift pattern of 5 days / 3 nights / 3 nights

Location: Thirsk, Yorkshire, UK

Job ref: 9551

Here at VF Recruitment, we are helping our clients Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN), the home of well-known pet brands, such as Harringtons and Wagg, find their next hire.

Their people are important to them and pets are important to their people! They are looking for people to join them on their journey as they continue to grow and expand their offering to pets here in the UK.

These are exciting times for IPN, they are the number one manufacturer in the UK for dry dog food and they are expanding fast into new categories, such as wet food, treats, cat, etc.

This role offers great opportunities for career progression! Plus, as your skill set grows, you will have an opportunity to increase your salary within your first 6 months of starting with the Company!

So, if you enjoy the pace and challenge of working within a manufacturing environment focussed on ensuring we have healthy pets and you are looking for your next step, then this is the opportunity for you!!!

The role includes:

  • You will be making my clients products by being an owner of an extrusion line, it’s a fast-moving manufacturing environment so you must be comfortable with working in a dynamic and often high-pressure environment. It can also get very hot which can be uncomfortable at times.
  • As part of running an extrusion line you will need to respond to machine stoppages, identify and correct issues where possible or escalate to the engineering team if required.
  • You will perform various checks and be responsible for all products being produced to the highest level of quality. Pets count on us giving them the best quality food.
  • My clients are very keen on minimising waste of raw materials, products, packaging, chemicals and water. Everyone has a responsibility to keep this to a minimum.
  • Produce various different products so you will need to learn how to set up our machinery to run different products to the highest quality. This will include setting up different dies, cleaning down machinery during a change over and analysing problems that may occur during production.
  • All finished products need to be labelled correctly to help the packing department pack the finished product.
  • When you join, you will go through our structured induction and training programme, your training will continue as you progress in the role.
  • You will be provided with training and information on the regulations of Food Safety legislation amongst other things to help you in your role.
  • As your skill set grows, you will have an opportunity to increase your salary.
  • In addition to the above, you may need to operate a forklift truck, if this is the case all the training will be provided.

Person Specification

  • My clients are looking for hard-working and motivated people who would love to grow with the business and learn the art of manufacturing.
  • Looking for people who live their company values; Ambition, Pride, Excellence.
  • Require inquisitive people who really enjoy problem solving, getting to the root cause of problems.
  • You will need to have good organisational skills; you will need this to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • You should have a basic understanding of English and Maths.
  • It’s great if you have previous production or factory experience, but we will also consider people with different work experience as long as you are committed and have a desire to work in manufacturing.
  • You must be comfortable with working rotational shift patterns

Other

 Due to our location, it’s essential that you have your own transport, as the site isn’t accessible via public transport.

Benefits

  • This role offers a competitive salary, increase after probation.
  • 25 days holiday (pro-rata) + bank holidays
  • Staff shop
  • Excellent pension scheme.

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

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Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference (9551).

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.

Jemma@VFRecruitment.co.uk

 

Pet Food Warehouse Operative

Job Type: Pet Food Warehouse Operative

Salary: £19,780 plus 25 days holiday, staff discounts and excellent pension scheme

Hours: 40 hours pw. Mon – Fri. 0600-1400.

Location: Thirsk, Yorkshire, UK

Job ref: 9549

Here at VF Recruitment, we are helping our clients Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN), the home of well-known pet brands, such as Harringtons and Wagg, find their next hire.

Their people are important to them and pets are important to their people! They are looking for people to join them on their journey as they continue to grow and expand their offering to pets here in the UK.

These are exciting times for IPN, they are the number one manufacturer in the UK for dry dog food and they are expanding fast into new categories, such as wet food, treats, cat, etc.

After your initial probation the salary increases to £10.22 per hour (£21,257 per annum) This role offers great opportunities for career progression

So, if you enjoy the pace and challenge of working within a manufacturing environment focussed on ensuring we have healthy pets and you are looking for your next step, then this is the opportunity for you!!!

The role includes:

  • You will be responsible for ensuring that the highest level of quality is maintained throughout the production process and warehouse, through compliance with relevant Food Safety legislation, standards and requirements.
  • You will be picking, packing and shipping orders to standards to ensure that efficient service is delivered.
  • You will ensure efficient stock rotation and maintenance of hygiene standards and general manufacturing practices.
  • You will complete daily, weekly and monthly stock checks and rotation practices as and when required.
  • You will display correct manual handling of products and parcels.

Person Specification

  • My clients are looking for hard-working and motivated people who would love to grow with the business.
  • You will need to follow written instructions.

Other

 Due to our location, it’s essential that you have your own transport, as the site isn’t accessible via public transport.

 Benefits

  • This role offers a competitive salary, increase after probation.
  • 25 days holiday (pro-rata) + bank holidays
  • Staff shop
  • Excellent pension scheme.

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

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Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference (9549).

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.

Jemma@VFRecruitment.co.uk

Pet Food Packing Machine Operator

Job Type: Pet Food Packing Machine Operator

Salary: £25,284 plus 25 days holiday, staff discounts and excellent pension scheme. 

Hours: 48 hours pw. – Rotational shift pattern of 0600-1800 / 1800-0600 Mon-Thurs

Location: Thirsk, Yorkshire, UK

Job ref: 9550

Here at VF Recruitment, we are helping our clients Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN), the home of well-known pet brands, such as Harringtons and Wagg, find their next hire.

Their people are important to them and pets are important to their people! They are looking for people to join them on their journey as they continue to grow and expand their offering to pets here in the UK.

These are exciting times for IPN, they are the number one manufacturer in the UK for dry dog food and they are expanding fast into new categories, such as wet food, treats, cat, etc.

This role offers great opportunities for career progression! Plus, as your skill set grows, you will have an opportunity to increase your salary within your first 6 months of starting with the Company!

So, if you enjoy the pace and challenge of working within a manufacturing environment focussed on ensuring we have healthy pets and you are looking for your next step, then this is the opportunity for you!!!

The role includes:

  • As a Packing Machine Operator, you will be based in the packing department of the factory – it’s a fast-moving manufacturing environment so you must be comfortable with working in a dynamic and often high-pressure environments.
  • You will be trained on how to set up and run a variety of packing lines, respond to machine stoppages, identify and correct issues where possible or escalate to the engineering team if required.
  • You will also replenish components to ensure continuous production is maintained.
  • You will perform various quality checks such as metal detection, barcodes and best before dates.
  • In addition to that, your role will include operating a forklift truck, all the training will be provided.
  • You will be the machine owner and be responsible for driving OEE and co-ordinate stakeholders to ensure that you receive the service you require to keep the machine running to a high standard.
  • When you join my clients, you will go through our structured induction and training programme, your training will continue as you progress in the role.
  • As your skill set grows, you will have an opportunity to increase your salary within your first 6 months of starting with the Company.

Person Specification

  • You will be hard-working and motivated, someone who would love to grow with the business and learn the art of manufacturing.
  • You should have a good basic understanding in English and Maths.
  • It’s great if you have previous production or factory experience, but my clients will also consider people with different work experience as long as you are committed and have a desire to work in manufacturing.
  • You must be comfortable with working rotational shift patterns

Other

 Due to our location, it’s essential that you have your own transport, as the site isn’t accessible via public transport.

Benefits

  • This role offers a competitive salary.
  • 25 days holiday (pro-rata) + bank holidays
  • Staff shop
  • Excellent pension scheme.

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

Supporting Cotswold Riding for Disabled Association (RDA). 

Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VF Recruitment – we take it seriously.

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions, please contact us first, just let us know the job reference (9550).

Thanks, and good luck, VF Recruitment.

Jemma@VFRecruitment.co.uk