Production Operative

  • Job Reference: SWR3481
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Omega Ingredients
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £19,000 to £23,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: depending on experience plus benefits
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Production & Operatives
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Production Operative– Omega Ingredients are a multi- award-winning manufacturer and supplier of innovative, natural, and organic ingredients for flavours to the food and beverage, markets. We are seeking a Production Operative to join our team in Great Blakenham, Suffolk. 

The Production Operative will be responsible for manufacturing flavourings and extracts under the instruction and guidance of the Production Manager, adhering to quality and safety procedures always. 

Omega recently joined the worldwide leader in natural ingredients, the Robertet Group. Robertet is present in over 50 countries and has approximatively 2000 employees worldwide. We now benefit from Robertet’s expertise and creativity in natural materials and this new venture also enhances all the values that have made Omega so unique and successful. It’s a brilliant time to join Omega as we enter our next period of continued growth. 

You will play an important part in effectively contributing to the achievement of the Omega Mission and Vision, which is to be the most outstanding International Creative Flavour and Fragrance Company, providing high quality performance products with customer focus delivered by a passionate and dynamic team. 

Other key responsibilities of the Production Operative include:

  • Ensuring the site, factory and its equipment is clean, tidy, and conforming to quality standards always.
  • Producing safe products to specification.
  • Continually working to reduce the Non-Conformances from the Factory and Warehouse and always maintaining production housekeeping.
  • Ensuring a safe working environment continuously and conforming to health and safety regulations (must be willing to undertake training to meet both food safety & health and safety legislation/requirements).
  • Manufacture flavourings and ingredients according to build instructions.
  • General warehouse duties.
  • Adhere to company policies.
  • Propose new ideas for improvement and suggest solutions to challenges. 

As our Production Operative you will have experience with a food production environment, excellent attention to detail and the ability to maintain a flexible approach to business needs. You will ideally have an understanding of ERP/IT systems and Food Safety and GMP. As well as the ability to understand QC and NPD functions, you will be a strategic thinker with good commercial acumen. It is essential that you are Forklift Trained and that you can deliver on commitments. Good communication skills are also essential for this role.

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours a week. On offer is a competitive salary between £19,000 - £23,000 per annum with 33 days holidays (including bank holidays) as well as a host of benefits including free gym sessions, private healthcare, and cycle scheme plus lots more. 

Our continued & planned growth allows us the opportunity to seek further talent to join our highly experienced professionals.  If you thrive on challenges & are enthused by variety, we could be just right for you.  As an Investor in People, we care what our teams think and are very proud to be able to offer an environment where you are more than just a number.  

If you would like to explore this opportunity, please apply by forwarding an up-to-date CV, including your email address and telephone number, as soon as possible.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Additional keywords:  food, production, operative, manufacturing, forklift, ERP, food safety, GMP

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