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Production Operative

Ref No: WS/PO/11/21

Location: Whites Speedicook Ltd
Closing Date: 22nd November 2021

Reporting directly to the shift supervisor, you will carry out a variety of production jobs within the mill including packing, machine operating and cleaning.

The Job:

  • Run the packing machines and assist in production when and where directed;
  • Maintain a clean working environment at all times by cleaning as you go and ensure that the Line is free from rubbish for the next shift on site;
  • Operate all machinery safely and effectively;
  • Carry out a Line change over when instructed to do so by your Lead Operator or Production Supervisor;
  • Ensure preparation for production is carried out quickly and all required materials are secured to aid a quick start time for the line;
  • Build effective and close working relationship with fellow employees and help each other where you can.

The Person

  • Previous production experience in a high-volume food processing environment;
  • Ability to work on own initiative with limited supervision;
  • Have a good standard of spoken and written English.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience of the following:

  • A valid forklift or pallet truck licence;
  • Lean Manufacturing experience;
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate;
  • Experience of mechanical problem solving;
  • Working knowledge of health and safety legislation.

The successful candidate will be able to choose from several shift options covering Monday – Friday and Weekend only work.

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

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About Us

White’s has been milling oats in Tandragee, Co Armagh for 177 years. Part of the Fane Valley Group of companies, we supply a wide range of oat and porridge products to retail and food service customers throughout Ireland, the UK and in key export markets. At White’s we believe in quality in every part of our business, from the oats our dedicated growers produce to the standards we set ourselves, and the people who join our team.


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

White's Oats 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