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Production Technician

leighton buzzard

Siamo Recruitment are currently recruiting for an experienced Production Technician based in Leighton Buzzard.


Build and deliver a production plan to deliver product on time in full, within agreed quality and health & safety measurements.

You will be responsible for the efficient performance of your line area (equipment/asset/processes), enabling the manufacture of world class chocolates, produced to specification and in line with parameters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Material availability - You will ensure all materials, equipment, and resources are available before shift and during the day to complete the plan, communicating any shortages or discrepancies to your line manager. You will ensure the team is aware of correct material usage and equipment handling.
  • Training completion - Writing and updating relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs). Driving a culture of clear understanding, diligence, and high standards in adherence to SOPS. Training and mentoring new starters within your asset/process.
  • Internal customer/supplier - Accountability and control of received and sent produce. Ensuring good clear proactive communication to minimise disruption to either customer or supplier from your asset/process.
  • Daily KPI reporting - Quality, delivery, cost, data input & recording, action completion.
  • Asset/Equipment care - PPM requirements recorded with engineering team, clear controlled storage of tools and parts, proactive care, and hygiene maintenance of equipment.
  • Safety and Quality standards - Ensure compliance with all health and safety systems/guidelines across area, perform start-up checks and escalate any concerns, ensure international work is delivered to the relevant standard for that customer/country, ensure processes remove risk of contamination and that food safety, hygiene and PPE policies are adhered to.
  • Behaviour & values - Driving the culture of pride by setting and demanding high standards, communicating effectively at all levels, be able to challenge constructively and receive feedback openly, have a collaborative working approach and seek continuous personal development.
  • Continuous improvement - Identify opportunities for improvement and plan how process can be improved
  • Experience - Production (food or small products that require manual production) or mixing (ingredients, powders, liquids, chemicals).
  • Qualifications - Food Safety level 2, HACCP Trained, MHE training/qualification, other Health & Safety training/qualifications.
  • Knowledge - KPI adherence & reporting, continuous improvement tools/systems, line balancing, managing output.
  • Physical fitness & manual dexterity - This role entails some lifting, repetitive manual tasks that exercise hand and wrist movements and involve standing for long periods of time in one position. In addition, some tasks and processes are very delicate and decorative, requiring concentration & dexterity.
  • High standards - Ensuring food safety, hygiene, quality and working safely are all key to this position.
  • Flexibility and accountability - Eager to learn, passion for and ownership of area, seeking to develop in line with growth, willing to complete multiple tasks, takes pride in completing all tasks to a high standard.
  • Enthusiasm - Upholds company values, seeks opportunities to improve self or processes, communicates positively, supports colleagues, retains attention to detail always.

Monday - Friday

9am - 5.30pm

£26,000 pa


  • Annual leave: 20 days + Bank holidays
  • Pension - contributory scheme
  • Significant opportunities for development and progression

If you have all the above and looking for a new challenge , please apply now with yor cv

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