Mill Operative

Location : Rochester, Kent, England
Job Ref : LB65
Consultant : Lewis Bradley
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £19.5k per year


LB65: Mill Operative (Days)

Location: Rochester, Kent

Salary: £19,500 per Annum +£50 a month for Twilight Shift Allowance


First Military Recruitment are currently supporting our client in the search for a Mill Operative (Days).

The role of the Mill Operative is to work as part of the Mill team to set up, run and mill the rice by carrying out duties efficiently to ensure the smooth running of the Process.

In addition, the Mill Operative will be required to fulfil the role of a Miller to cover the role of Miller arising from absence of the Miller or Senior Miller.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the rice are manufactured to plan and to the correct specification and quality.
  • Correctly recycle and label Rice, ensuring re-grade rice is not mixed.
  • Ensure all required materials are on the line, at all times, to meet the plan in order to minimise waste associated with changeovers and running conditions of the mill.
  • Minimise rice and packaging waste by ensuring the mill is correctly set up, the correct rice, the correct packaging and date codes are being used while packaging on the machines.
  • Run the mill at the required speed setting.
  • Assist with the repairs & machine cleaning (internal & external).
  • Manage the loss time to minimum by ensuring the changeovers, rice changes and shift changes are as efficiently as possible.
  • Ensure all the paperwork is completed properly, accurately and in a timely manner including assisting the Miller with completion of QC checks.
  • Minimise customer complaints by ensuring the area is always kept clean and a safe environment is maintained.
  • Help Miller to do rice analysis and ensure its all with in specification.
  • Rip and Tip rice (25kg bags whilst standing on a platform) in Mill 3 as required or short of staff.
  • Fill tonne bags including standing on steps as required.
  • Load & inspect by-products (Bran/Chicken feed) during mill operation.
  • Report to the Miller in event of breakdown or rice / by-products are out of specification.
  • To always ensure the safety of oneself and others.
  • Help & assist in the training of others and identify own training needs.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a similar role in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient in English, both speaking and writing.
  • Numerate and literate to the levels required of the job.
  • Ability to complete tasks quickly and accurately.
  • Keen eye for detail to ensure products remain in line with quality standards.
  • Effectively follow management instructions and use own initiative to work proactively if there is down time.
  • H&S awareness.
  • Identifying improvements.
  • Responsive to improvements.
  • Understanding of quality standards and targets.
  • Problem solving.
  • Achieving KPIs.
  • Flexibility to work alternative shift patterns to cover other teammates where needed.
  • Team player.
  • Willingness to learn new skills where required.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Basic training of others.
  • Relevant food manufacturing qualifications (Desirable).
  • Experience wrapping pallets and using factory machinery (Desirable).

Location: Rochester, Kent

Salary: £19,500 per Annum +£50 a month for Twilight Shift Allowance

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