Trainee Production Machine Operator – Dartford, Kent

Trainee Production Machine Operator

UCC Coffee

Dartford, Kent



You will be working with a small and friendly production shop floor team, helping and learning from specialist machine operators how to put coffee related products together from a green bean to finished high quality product, ready for customer despatch.

The Role

  1. Load materials and products into package processing equipment, ensuring all equipment, machines and production areas always comply with health and safety and personal hygiene rules.
  2. Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products to ensure that packing specifications are met, removing completed or defective products or materials, placing them in designated locations.
  3. Move finished packaged items using pallet trollies to designation holding area ready for despatch.
  4. Train and supervise a packing line of staff to ensure maximum efficiency and product quality to ensure all coffee products are packed to the customer’s specification by ensuring all machines are set-up and working well.
  5. Keep waste to a minimum and ensure all machine problems are reported timely to the Shift Manager to maintain maximum machine efficiency.
  6. Ensure all clean downs for decaffeinated and organic products are adhered to in line with work instructions and that the corresponding paperwork is completed.
  7. Complete quality tests as stated in work instruction to ensure coffee is within specification and packed out as per online job sheet instructions.
  8. Complete any other tasks and duties deemed to be reasonable requests to ensure daily team targets are met.

The Person

  • Some manufacturing experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be given
  • Motivated self-starter who enjoys working under pressure
  • Confident communicator and an avid problem-solver
  • Willing to learn new skills and operate equipment in an autonomous role
  • Displays a mechanical aptitude and works in an organised and methodical manner
  • Enjoys working as part of a team, or on their own as required
  • Demonstrates basic numerical, reading, analytical and computer skills
  • Able to follow strict health and safety guidelines and quality procedures consistently
  • Three shift pattern on rotation: Weekdays 6am to 2pm, 2pm to 10pm, or Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 6pm

Starting salary with shift premium £24,000 (£25,000 after probation) + 33 days holiday (incl.BH) + Pension + EAP + Life Assurance + other Company benefits