General Operative in Leicester

Location: Leicester
Salary: £54.00 per hour
Recruiter: PepsiCo
Job Hours: Full-time

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An exciting opportunity to be part of a £54m project which involves producing new and innovative products to help us grow our snacks market share. You will be involved from the commissioning stage and will be trained on the latest technology alongside growing and enhancing your current skill set.

Position SummarySalary : £30, (inclusive of shift allowance)

Benefits : Competitive pension scheme, 23 days holiday (with the option to buy/sell holiday), PPE provided by the business, staff discount shop, cycle to work scheme, subsidised canteen, long service rewards, on-site parking

Working Hours:  Continental shift pattern (4 on, 4 off) working 12 hour shifts, rotating between days & nights which will also include working weekends and bank holidays.

Main Accountability

Our General Operators (GO’s) work in a range of areas including: Packaging, Process, Multipack and Services. In Process, you could be involved with inspection duties, manual handing, automation tasks carrying out housekeeping duties or carrying out laboratory tests. In Packaging & Multipack, you’ll be part of a team packing product, operating and checking machinery and carrying out important quality checks. In Services you will be supporting the line by providing raw materials, quality checks and dealing with waste segregation to support our environmental commitment.


Roles & Responsibilities

The GO’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating and setting machinery whilst being accountable for a number of pieces of equipment, ensuring they are health and Safety compliant, at a set standard and identifying when they are not.
  • Understanding the cause for any drops in standards with machinery, along with the impact of this and how to rectify issues.
  • Understanding and interpreting numerical data and confidently communicating verbally and in written form machine performance.
  • Cover for colleagues absence as and when necessary.
  • Maintaining high safety, hygiene and housekeeping standards.
  • Proactively escalating for assistance from wider shift team where necessary if issues occur outside of the GO remit.
  • Responsible for collaborating with other Manufacturing Technicians (MT’s) and Operational Team Leaders (OTL’s) to ensure end to end line performance (within manufacturing environment).
  • 90% time should be focused on “Maintain the Standard” 10% of time on “Improve the Standard”.
  • Proactively escalating to the Shift Technicians (ST’s) and shift leadership team for assistance where necessary if issues occur outside of expected capability or role remit.
  • Proactively identifies, coaches and escalates where required people performance/behaviour gaps.
  • Takes and drives actions based on numerical data and or machine performance.
  • Qualifications

    At PepsiCo we are committed to the development of our people. You will receive comprehensive training for the General Operator role and will be supported during your probationary period to achieve the required standard. Those with a passion to progress will have the opportunity for further development to enhance their career within the wider PepsiCo business. The HomeGrown Programme is a development programme solely targeted at our frontline employees. Successful applicants will be supported in their chosen career path with an advanced apprenticeship standard Technical route General Operator, Manufacturing Technician and Leadership route to Coordinator. 

    What we are looking for:

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Confident communicator with a positive self-starter attitude who is conscientious and focused on results.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to learn how to operate equipment in an autonomous role.
  • Basic numerical, reading, analytical and computer skills.
  • Organised and methodical person, but not afraid of working under pressure.
  • Flexible and proactive person with the ability to solve basic problems.
  • Join the world of PepsiCo Supply Chain, our famous Leicester manufacturing site is one of the world’s largest crisp factory producing millions of bags every day, producing a number of well-known brands including Sensations, Walkers Max, Cheetos, Wotsits and many more Walkers favourites.

    Our Walkers site is already a great plant but our ambition is to make it even greater. We not only want to be the largest crisp factory in the world, we want to be the best and that’s where you come in! Your leadership, innovation and problem solving skills will be utilised to the fullest, where in this fast paced and ever changing environment, we can go from idea to implementation in a matter of days. You will be inspired by the drive of your team and feel a true sense of connection and comradery with your colleagues who are proud to work in Walkers Leicester.

    We pride ourselves on our superb work force. The people in this business genuinely care about doing a great job! We have a common goal - strive to continuously improve our business performance and our own personal development. With the majority of executive team having been promoted organically, we are continually developing and encouraging our employees to push themselves further and offer them support with their continual learning. Career progression is incredibly important to us and we provide great opportunities to grow a long term career.

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