The department and team
The pies department are keen to promote excellent team work by employing people who have a positive attitude, who are prepared to learn a number of skills so that they are able to work in various positions within the department. By achieving this, the department are in the best position to produce quality products, in an efficient manor; we aim to not only achieve our targets but improve on them as well.
Main purpose of the job
To be able to complete several different tasks within Pie to enable us to have flexibility with our schedule allowing us to use a multi skilled operator in several areas depending on the demand. To be able to adapt the schedule and provide operational cover in different roles/areas and shift patterns across Pie.
This position is 40 hours per week working Monday to Thursday between the hours of 05.00 - 18.00.
Who we are
We’re the leading food producer for the health and social care sector, providing delicious, nutritious and sustainable meals for people at home or in care.
We’re also the parent company of Wiltshire Farm Foods, the UK’s premier home-delivery service for ready-made meals.
Through our wide range of well-presented, nutritious meals to suit every taste and dietary need, we aim to make a real difference to lives of elderly and vulnerable people in care.
We’re proud to be a Living Wage employer and member of the Ethical Trading Initiative. We support British food and farming and operate a successful programme of waste reduction and resource efficiency across our whole business.
In addition to your salary you will receive a comprehensive training program, 25 days annual leave holiday entitlement, the ability to buy additional annual leave, retail discounts, free car parking, subsidised staff restaurant, free turkey (or voucher) at Christmas and much more !
To be able to cover 4 or more of below the key roles listed below:
Calibrating across all lines - placing pinned pastry from a rack onto the calibrator, overlapping the pastry by 20-50 mm and adjusting rollers using an adjusting arm to ensure a consistent thickness. Feeding centrally and adapting feed to account for range of products. Fill flour shakers to ensure continuous dusting and monitor trim pastry to eliminate snagging/trapping.
Hand line -Placing a rasher of Bacon onto a pastry square at 30 units per minute, place grated cheese on a square of pastry (12-15g) at 84 units per minute and folding the pastry at 42 units per minute.
Mixing dough on the dexmore – using recipe card, add/weight ingredients to mixing bowl, place bowl on high speed mixer and mix for specified time. Place bowl onto line ready for use.
Packing when needed across all five lines – responsible for clear understanding of all packing formats on all lines. To be able to identify reject/out of specification product. To be able to pack at the required speed (dictated by product standard). To be able to erect flat packed cases and line them with a poly bag at a rate of 6-8 per minute.
Kitchen - mixing – To have clear understanding of materials within the kitchen area and through using a fill card be able to prepare and mix ingredients ready to supply manufacture. To complete tractability documentation.
Pastry line processing (not running line) (see pastry operative job description)
Servicing – Tromp, Trad & Dexmore – supply all raw materials to the line (in the correct rotation) place materials into pumps and using the pump, fill the depositors to the required level and maintain that level. Remove all trim/waste trim from the line and take to the waste area.
All CP sheets must be completed
Weight control documentation
Stock intake sheets
- Positive attitude
- Ability and willingness to learn a variety of different roles/tasks
- Able to work on own initiative
- A good team player
- Flexibility – where possible you will work on the same shift covering the holidays and absence for that shift, however there may be occasions when a change of shift is necessary. We would strive to give as much notice for changes of shift as possible but there might be some unavoidable short notice changes.