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Technical Plant Operator

Ref No: DFP/TPO/9/21

Location: Duncrue Food Processing Plant
Closing Date: 17th September 2021

Working in conjunction with the maintenance team to take responsibility for our effluent plant and insure a tidy and secure yard at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and run the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP);
  • Ensure that the yard and WWTP are maintained in line with internal and external policies and  regulations;
  • Make sure that all records and paperwork relating to the WWTP are kept up to date;
  • Work with the maintenance department, when necessary, to ensure any issues with WWTP are dealt with in a timely manner;
  • To keep external storage areas clean, tidy, and be audit ready at any time;
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures within the remit of this role;
  • Carry out any other associated duties as may arise,  develop or be assigned by management;
  • Be flexible in approach to working hours.

Essential Criteria:

  • Previous working experience of SCADA Systems and PLC control screens;
  • A working knowledge of chemical use and storage;
  • Good standard of written and spoken English;
  • Working knowledge of health and safety procedures;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and meet set targets;
  • Good communication skills.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous working experience of DAF plants and separators;
  • Hold a valid forklift licence;
  • Basic COSHH training.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday: 8am – 4.30pm and 4.30pm -1am (rotating shift pattern)

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.

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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