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Hygiene Operative

Posted 2 weeks ago


We are currently recruiting a hygiene operative for our private sector client based in Kilkeel. This role will involve cleaning production and manufacture machinery always ensuring a high level of hygiene standards. The rate of pay is £9.24 per hour. The hours of work are Monday – Wednesday 9.30pm – 7.00am and Friday 1.00am – 12.30pm OR 3.00am–2.30pm with occasional weekend work required. This is a permanent position and an immediate start for the right candidate.


Who the Job Is for:

The client we are recruiting on behalf of is a food production company that is focused on producing delicious, sustainably sourced scampi; the product is then frozen, packed and then delivered to certain clients throughout the UK and Ireland.


What the Job Entails:

  • Ensure compliance with the Company Rules regarding Standard Operating Procedure, Health & Safety & Food Safety.
  • Correspondence with the Technical Manager, Quality Dept. Hygiene Team Leader, Hygiene Team, Day & Night Shift Supervisors.
  • Cleaning equipment, production and storage areas, facilities, and grounds.
  • Daily hygiene assessments of cleaning by the team leader, Technical / Quality Dept.
  • Undertake weekly Hygiene Team & Technical Manager Meetings.
  • Completion of hygiene department documentation

Health & Safety:

  • Always adhere to all health & safety regulations and company policy. Report any accidents or issues regarding health & safety appropriately
  • Ensure all Risk Assessments & safe systems of work are read, understood, signed, and followed
  • Observe & follow all manual handling practices


What We Need from You:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to engage with hygiene team.
  • Proven experience in working with a team and independently.
  • Knowledge and experience of cleaning chemicals and cleaning techniques.
  • GCSEs in English & Maths
  • The candidate will have a full clean driving Licence, with access to their own vehicle, as some of the shifts will not suit public transport.

What We Would Like from You:

  • Experience working in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of working within a compliance / standard driven environment (BRC

The Nitty Gritty:


  • Hours of work 38 hours Mon – Wed 9.30pm – 7.00am; Friday 1.00am – 12.30pm OR 3.00am–2.30pm (Rota Basis)
  • £9.24 per hour


The Next Steps, How to Contact the Team That Ticks All the Boxes:

  • Simply click the apply button
  • Contact Craig Devaney or Dylan McGinley in our Newry Branch


First Choice is an equal opportunities employer

Hygiene Operative

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