Production Assistant

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Full Time



Closing Date


Job Description

We are currently seeking a committed and reliable team player to join our team at Mr Porky’s at our Westhoughton site.

The main purpose of the role is working as part of a small team to pack product, ensuring production lines can be run at optimum efficiency with minimum waste.  You will also clean the factory fabric and machinery using appropriate methods, carry out on-line inspection of product and palletisation of product as required.

Principal Tasks:

     To have knowledge of the following safety requirements:

  • Location of Safety equipment on all machines (emergency stops, fixed guards etc.)
  • Lock off procedure
  • Safe Working Practise
  • Wearing of correct PPE
  • Safe Manual Handling

To have a full understanding and be competent in the following general operating procedures:

  • Pack into standard cases
  • Carding of product
  • Clip Strip product
  • Understanding of packing configurations
  • Good housekeeping practises
  • Routine packing tasks reject recycling
  • Cleaning CIC tasks as required
  • Changeovers – assist in changeovers, including ensuring allergen control
  • Quality – maintain high quality standards at all times, carrying out regular checks as required and in accordance with operating procedures to include checking codes, seals and weights
  • Assist with any quarantine issues as and when required
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties suitable to the level and responsibilities of this role as required.




  • Must have good knowledge of packaging, its performance and capability
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping and hygiene standards throughout your area
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Numerate


  • Food packaging machines
  • Experience of meat processing

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