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General Operative

Up to £32,882.79 per year
Closing date
2 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Operations, Packaging, Production, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

General Operator (Extrusion) - GO

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 Summary
: £32,882.79 (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.



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.


PepsiCo UK is home to some of the world's most loved food and drink products. Making every day favourites like Walkers, Quaker, Doritos, Pipers and Monster Munch, to name a few! We have a fantastic reputation for developing and launching products that our consumers love. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers around the world more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories. The company generated $91 billion in net revenue in 2023. In the UK we pride ourselves on being a great place to work and in 2023 have been awarded the Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality (formerly Times Top 50 Employers for Women) for the 18th year in a row and Top Employer for the 12th year in a row. 

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability at the centre of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit 


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