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Plant Operator

Ref No: FVF/PO/09/21

Location: Newry Mill
Closing Date: 17th September 2021

We are currently recruiting for the following position based at our Newry mill.

Fane Valley Feeds is one of the largest animal feed manufacturers in Northern Ireland with facilities in Omagh and Newry. With one of the most modern animal feed mills in Europe, Fane Valley Feeds is committed to manufacturing the highest quality animal feeds for our customers.

The Role:

The Plant Operator will be responsible for operating a computerised manufacturing process, supervising intake, maintaining mill hygiene standards and operating a forklift. 

Essential Criteria:

All applicants are expected to have a good standard of education, with GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English. Candidates must have good I.T. skills and be comfortable using a computer. 

Desirable Criteria:

Ideally applicants will have previous experience of working in a production environment, have an agricultural background and have a forklift licence, although this is not essential as training will be provided.

Hours of work:

The hours of work will be based on a two-shift rotating pattern with a day shift from 6.00am to 2.00pm and an evening shift from 2.00pm to 10.00pm. Flexibility is also required to work Saturday morning overtime when necessary.

We seek an individual who has the ability to work as part of a small and dedicated team of mill staff. In return we offer the opportunity to undertake training so you can develop your skills, highly competitive rates of pay and additional employee benefits.

To request an application form please contact the HR Department at Fane Valley. Email:, Tel: (028) 9261 0480 or apply on our GET GOT platform. 

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About Us

Fane Valley Feeds is the leading Agri supply Co-op in Northern Ireland with two modern feed mills in Omagh and Newry and Agri stores across the province. With a strong technical support proposition, Fane Valley Feeds is committed to improving its farmer customers’ businesses, providing superlative service and the best quality feeds on the market.

With one of the most modern animal feed manufacturing facilities in Europe, Fane Valley Feeds is committed to manufacturing the highest quality feeds for our customers. Both our Omagh and Newry sites operate to UFAS manufacturing standards and our delivery fleet is TASCC assured.


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

Fane Valley Feeds 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