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General Operative (Packing)

Ref No: DFP/GOP/8/21

Location: Belfast
Closing Date: 25th August 2021

To operate all machines in the packing department – box formers, filling head, check weights, palletisers, high pressure pumps and extruders.

Duncrue Food Processors Ltd (DFP) has been in operation for over forty years. DFP has grown to be one of the UK’s leading beef dripping producers. Our primary operation is the manufacture of high quality beef dripping which is sold to the fast food, catering and food manufacturing industries.  We now wish to recruit for the above position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Make sure all machines are operating efficiently and in line with SOP’s;
  • Monitor the work area in line with health and safety legislation and the Planed Preventative Maintenance Schedule (PPM);
  • Report any issues to supervisor or maintenance department so they can be dealt with swiftly and effectively to minimise downtime;
  • Monitor and record packs per minute on the machines to ensure weight is consistent;
  • Check all products for quality issues;
  • Ensure product change overs are performed in accordance with SOP and with minimal downtime;
  • Complete all necessary paperwork as required;
  • Operate the PLC Control Screens and SCADA Systems. 

Essential Criteria:

  • Have at least 2 years work experience in a manufacturing environment;
  • Previously worked with PLC control screens and SCADA systems;
  • Experience of record keeping with attention to detail;
  • An awareness of health and safety legislation;
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and problem solving skills;
  • Good standard of written and spoken English;
  • Have a customer-focused attitude.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Previous work experience in the food industry;
  • Counterbalance forklift licence;
  • Have a pallet stacker and electric pallet truck licence.

Hours of work: Current shifts Monday – Friday 6am – 2.30pm / 2.30pm – 1am (occasional weekend work)

In return all employees will have access to a Healthcare Plan (includes children up to the age of 18), Company Pension with Life Assurance and an active Health and Well Being strategy.

To request an application form please contact the HR Department at Fane Valley.  Email:, Tel: (028) 92 610480 or apply direct through our Get Got Portal.

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About Us

Duncrue Food Processors Ltd (DFP) was established in 1979 and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading Beef Dripping producers. Its primary operation is the manufacture of high-quality Beef Dripping which is sold to the fast food, catering and food manufacturing industries.

With a dedication to total quality, the company has Grade 'AA' BRC approval and has established an enviable reputation for producing market leading products, manufactured to the very highest quality standards. Major investment by the company in our refining and de-odorising plant together with our in-house laboratory has ensured that we are equipped to meet the changing demands of our customers.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Duncrue Food Processors is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better