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Production Operative (Drying)

Ref No: DFP/POD/01/22

Location: Belfast
Closing Date: 7th February 2022

To produce and pack dried edible beef protein fit for human consumption under strict safety and quality procedures.

Duncrue Food Processors Ltd (DFP) has been in operation for over thirty 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:

• Ensure product is produced and packed under strict company HACCP procedures;

• Maintain hygiene and cleanliness of all equipment used in production;

• Operate machinery and understand the workings of fluid bed dryers, sterilisers, material screws, aughers, pneumatic valves, and packing equipment;

• Collate production records;

• Carry out metal detection and weight checks;

• Take responsibility for maintaining cleanliness and maintenance of high care room and changing area;

• Safeguard correct use of inspection hopper, conveyor and table.

Essential Criteria:

• Previous work experience in a food manufacturing environment;

• Experience of record keeping with attention to detail;

• An awareness of health and safety legislation;

• Demonstrate excellent communication and problem-solving skills;

• Previous experience of completing paperwork to time scales;

• Have a customer-focused attitude;

• Flexible approach to work and a willingness to learn. 

Preference will be given to those with:

• Previous work experience in the meat industry;

• Hold a counterbalance forklift truck licence;

• Knowledge of HACCP and CCP’s.

Hours of Work are Monday – Friday (shifts 7.30am – 4pm and 4pm – 12.30am)

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