Location
Penrith, UK
Job Function
Manufacturing / Operations / Production
Type
Permanent
Closing Date:
31 Oct 2022

The Role & Key Responsibilities

 
Job Title: Production Mill Operative 
 
Location: Langwathby, Penrith
 
Contract: Full time, Permanent 
 
Shift Pattern: 48hrs per week day and night shifts
 
Reward: Very attractive salary, bonus, pension and a range of health, financial and wellbeing benefits. 
 

Bring your talents to ABN, the UK’s number one animal feed business. 

Have you got experience working in a Production environment operating automated plant machinery? Are you looking for a role with autonomy, great training and where you will be welcomed as part of a small and friendly team?  If so, we could have the perfect role for you. 

As an Operative at our site you will work as part of a team carrying out duties that support the efficient and safe production of high-quality animal feed that is supplied to Farmers throughout Great Britain. 

Your work will involve following standard processes to maximise production volumes, adhering to feed safety legislation and ensuring all tasks are completed accurately and on time.  You’ll also support the wider Mill operation by helping with stock checks and liaising with the site maintenance team to ensure the Mill and equipment is effectively maintained.  

The person who joins our team as an Operative will ideally have worked in a Production environment before, will be familiar with following standard ways of working and will have experience of operating automated plant machinery. 

We can train you in the skills required to be an Operative, what's really important to us is that you're self-motivated, a team player, have great customer service skills, take pride in what you do and are a great communicator. 

What we can offer you

  • A market leading benchmarked salary with annual review.
  • Incentive bonus for everyone.
  • Matched employer pension contribution up to 10%.
  • Enhanced benefit for holiday, family, carer, adoption and parental leave.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • AB Agri benefits portal offering discounts and vouchers at 100s of retailers.
  • Discounts available on ABF sister company products.
  • A company passionate about training, development and creating a truly inclusive culture where everyone can do their best work.
  • A wide range of flexible, opt-in benefits including dental, private medical and personal travel insurance using salary sacrifice.

About The Company

ABN – a place where everyone has a part to play in feeding the nation.

ABN is the UK’s number one animal feed business, serving pig and poultry producers across the UK. These range from large corporate customers through to family-owned farm enterprises. We service these customers with feed, nutrition, advice, and related services.

We have a common set of inspirational behaviours that we all try to live day in, day out. Our Winning Ways of Responsible, Inquisitive, Brave and Inclusive will help us deliver our ambitious goals.

We’re working hard to be an inclusive organisation valuing diversity and different ways of thinking to keep us innovating, moving forward and most importantly being a great place to work for everyone.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote, and retain exceptional people.

We’re working hard to be an inclusive organisation valuing diversity and different ways of thinking to keep us innovating, moving forward and most importantly being a great place to work for everyone. We have employee networks that help us to create an open culture, facilitate learning and discussion sessions and to celebrate important events. We’ve worked with specialist partners to achieve our goals and guide our good practice, this has led to us being recognised as a Disability Confident employer and receive the Bronze Award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition scheme.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote, and retain exceptional people.

We’re part of the AB Agri community of leading agricultural businesses.  AB Agri is the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF PLC), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group. 

Our hiring process

  1. You’ve found our job advert, you're excited by the opportunity to make your mark and so you apply - today!
  2. We'll review your application and if there’s a match, we'll invite you to meet the team so they can ask their questions and you can ask yours.
  3. After interview we provide feedback and if it went well, we'll make an offer.
  4. We complete some pre-employment checks and get everything ready for you to start.
  5. You join us and become a valued member of our team.

Anything else I should know?

Please don’t delay making your application. We get a lot of applications and sometimes adverts close sooner than the date shown, seriously... don’t hesitate!  Simply register your details and upload your CV via our career’s website – it usually takes just a few minutes.

We work hard to create unbiased and fair recruitment processes, so that we can support you to perform at your best please let our recruitment team know of any adjustments that may be required throughout the recruitment process. 

As part of your application, we ask you to answer some equal opportunities questions that help us to monitor how inclusive our recruitment process is and identify areas we can improve in. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions with no impact on your application.

We are in beautiful rural locations, so you will have a great view for lunch, but it often means you will need to have your own transport to access our sites.

If you like what you've seen here and would like to find out more we'd love to hear from you. Apply today or contact our recruitment team for more information.

Agencies and media sales

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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