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The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Mill Operative 

Location:Cupar, Scotland, UK 

Contract and Shift details:Permanent 3 week rotating over a 6-day 24hr shift pattern - coving holidays or sickness. This position is a floating position where you will work across all teams. 

  • Week 1 – Monday – Thursday Days 6am-6pm days
  • Week 2 – Tuesday PM – Sat AM 6pm – 6am nights
  • Week 3 – Sunday/Monday 6pm-6am nights and Friday/Saturday 6am-6pm days split shift

Have you got experience of working in a production, feed mill or agricultural/farming environment and looking for an opportunity to join a small team as part of a bigger well-established business? If so, join us now!

As a Mill Operative you will be part of a shift team of threeworking across our control room and two press production lines making high quality animal feed. You will be in the Mill at your designated area and will have overall responsibility for the running of the press lines as well as cleaning of the station. 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring quality and feed safety is a priority during production
  • Completion of daily production plan following KPI’s/targets
  • General Mill cleaning – hovering, mopping and general hygiene
  • Providing accurate information to wider teams on raw material and stock to ensure deliveries and ordering are planned effectively including supporting with stock takes
  • Support maintenance teams to communicate any issues and basic maintenance duties
  • Wider support for overall mill success supporting with projects or ad hoc work as part of the wider Mill team

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who likes a varied role where you can get your hands dirty and be part of a small friendly team where everyone can get stuck in to get the job done. You will contribute to the success of the business by ensuring that the mill performs at its best allowing production targets to be met.

To be successful we are looking for some of the following knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • Previous experience in production environment ideally food or agriculture
  • Previous experience of working with automated plant machinery
  • Ability to be multi-skilled and flexible to support the needs of the Mill
  • Computer literate with ability to learn new systems with experience of MS Office such as teams and excel
  • Happy to work in a noisy, dusty, and warm environment



About The Company

Rewarding your passion

When you join us, you'll do meaningful work and be rewarded fairly for it. From annual salary reviews and incentive bonus, ongoing career development and enhanced family, financial and wellbeing benefits – these are just some of the ways we reward you - from day one.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive 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 us

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’re part of AB Agri, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF plc) and we’re passionate about feeding the world responsibly and affordably by making quality animal feed, creating nutrition and technology-based products, and offering data services for the agri-food industry.  What sets us apart is how we delight our customers - and that’s because of great people like you.  People with different life experiences who share common values. Together we’re building a fair, innovative and inclusive culture. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we’re committed to ensuring our application and recruitment processes work for everyone so if you need any additional support (like alternative formats for your application, bringing a support dog to the offices, a sign language interpreter - or anything else) just let us know.

Application Notes

We hope you feel that AB Agri is somewhere you can thrive and so we’d love to hear from you. We get a lot of applications for our roles and sometimes need to close the process early so register your details and upload your CV via our careers website as soon as you can – it will only take a few minutes.

When you do, we’ll ask you some equal opportunities questions just to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive – or show us areas we can improve. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions and this won’t affect your application.

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 don’t accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them

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