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Senior Operative

Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Middlesbrough, UK, NYK, GB

Company: Glanbia

Join us at GPN and inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals!


Glanbia Performance Nutrition’s purpose is to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance goals! We are the world’s leading premium sports nutrition company with Optimum Nutrition, SlimFast, BSN, Nutramino, Isopure, Think, Amazing Grass, and Body & Fit amongst the brands in the portfolio today. We are also the fastest growth driver within Glanbia group with a revenue ambition of $2bn by 2022 and are also a values led organisation focused on driving sustainable business performance the right way.


The opportunity where you will make an impact:


To lead your Team of operators, within a safe & healthy environment, to consistently deliver

Production targets on time to business metrics. Drive high standards of product safety & quality, through the consistent delivery of housekeeping, hygiene and process control. Ensure Hour-by-Hour reporting is completed, problem solved and where necessary escalated to the appropriate level. Ensure all relevant process monitoring and documentation is completed precisely, and in a timely manner.


  • Ensure daily compliance is documented for Safety, Food Safety & Efficiency. All production documentation to be completed correctly and legible & repeat operator errors to be escalated.
  • Ensure 100% compliance in Safety & Food Safety Training via the Alchemy system training for teams. Recommend and escalate any training requirements and follow up if not actioned.
  • Maintenance / Implementation of 5s in the area of responsibility & verify daily / weekly / monthly compliance checks are completed.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures are followed at all times and all near misses and accidents are reported.
  • Complete & contribute to Risk Assessments and SOP’s as and when required.
  • Attend and participate in SEATs meetings to drive improvements in department and area safety.
  • Be certain that product safety and hygiene requirements meet both internal specification and HACCP requirements at all times or immediately escalate to the Shift Manager.
  • Maintain the required high standard of housekeeping and GMP across your line(s) at all times and ensure GMP in the area >98%.
  • Ensure all products meet the requirements of the internal specifications and process monitoring requirements are completed to the required standards.
  • Actively encourage your team to put quality before efficiency and deliver each shift to RFT metric.
  • Conduct line level meetings to relay information across SQE to Production, Engineering and Quality.
  • Discuss and problem solve the hourly targets with your team. Ensure any plan or specification changes are communicated from your team.
  • Attend the Daily Operations meeting and participate. Accurate & relevant information to be provided for line performance and action.
  • Complete regular line and process equipment checks and ensure issues are reported.
  • Assign employees to duties throughout the shift. Liaise with the Shift Manager to review and execute against production plans with appropriate priority.
  • Support the Shift Manager to ensure that the lead in to shutdowns is managed to promote the best possible outcome and Performance from the hygiene and engineering works planned.
  • OEE recording to be timely and accurate in terms of performance, downtime and waste.
  • Hourly production boards are completed, monitored & actioned in real time. Complete problem solving and communicate outcomes.
  • Input improvement ideas to be identified to Shift Manger or deputy.
  • Complete and update Centre Line settings database for the entire line to ensure deliver of the product to the right quality and cost.
  • Ensure all materials (packaging and ingredients) are consumed real time and production orders are manufactured to the required waste standards and waste minimised by ensuring Production RFT to each order.
  • Ensure Consumables stocks are maintained and any non-availability escalated.
  • Report all equipment downtime issues using the CMMS helpdesk to report and track equipment performance.


What you will bring to GPN:

  • Food manufacturing experience essential and ideally Level 3 HACCP & Level 3 Food Safety Trained.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Line Leader role.
  • Experience of co-ordinating both permanent and agency staff on shift based operations with staff from multiple nationalities.
  • Experience in increase capability of staff / completing training.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate Records and Logs.
  • Self-motivated to deliver the role within a fast paced environment with mixed skills and abilities across permanent and agency staff.
  • Basic Computer Literacy – able to use MS Programs: Outlook, Excel and inventory control systems eg SAP.



What we would like to offer you:

  • The opportunity to advance your career in an organisation that is expanding globally and at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle movement
  • Join our fast-paced team at our manufacturing facility in Middlesbrough
  • Other benefits to include an employee discount on all GPN products
  • International career opportunities as part of a truly global organisation


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.