Production Operative

Proactive Personnel have a fantastic opportunity for Primary Operatives to work for Maelor Foods which is a Family Run Business with a Family Feel Culture at their State of the art site based in Cross Lanes.

Duties and Responsibilities;

  • To hang birds onto shackles as they exit the gas pit in a safe manner in line with Bird Welfare regulations and to correct efficiency standards
  • To ensure that any birds passing the automatic blade have their heads removed
  • Trailer wash – to remove excess debris from trailers, rinse then wash & sanitise the trailer cab unit before the trailer enters the clean side of the lairage
  • Make sure you are on the line wearing correct PPE
  • When offline and at end of shift assist with cleaning the area
  • Check the knifes and chainmail gloves for damages and report is the case
  • To inspect the next cutter blade regularly for any signs of damage and wear
  • To make sure the used knives are clean before being placed in the knife steriliser

Learning & Development

  • Attending Company Training courses/sessions which will support your continuous personal development to ensure the manufacturing capability keeps pace with or exceeds the customer requirements. This will cover; food quality, food safety, health & safety, animal welfare where applicable
  • Demonstrating competence in trained factory tasks

Animal Welfare

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures as well as current legislation relating to bird welfare.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role
  • Self- motivated and ability to work on own initiative
  • Aware and understand the importance of Health and Safety and animal welfare regulations
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Previous experience of working within poultry/meat industry

Location: Cross Lanes, Wrexham

Type: Temp to Perm

Pay rate: £11.25, increasing to £13.00 per hour

Hours of work:

Shift 1 – Monday 05:00am – 16:00pm, Tuesday to Friday 14:00pm – 22:30pm

Shift 2 – Tuesday to Friday 05:00am – 14:00pm


  • Job Security
  • Free hot drinks
  • Fantastic opportunity to progress
  • Opportunity to expand skills through in-house training – Basic Food Hygiene, Level 2 Food Safety and can also achieve POPT and Double Stacker licencing
  • Equivalent to 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)


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Application ends on March 9, 2023


  • Location Anywhere
  • Job category Production & Factory
  • Salary £11.25
  • Job type Full Time, Temp to Perm
  • Consultant Details Andy Harrison
    01543 506 000
Job ID: 13725 Application ends on March 9, 2023