Process Technician

22 Jul 2021
19 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Process Technician
The Lake District Creamery in Aspatria (Near Wigton)

Do you have excellent analytical and reporting skills and a good understanding of food manufacturing processes? Want to play an important role in the successful production of award-winning products? If so, read on.

About Us

First Milk is a wholly British farmer-owned dairy co-operative with a vision to create value for members by delivering long-term prosperity in the form of success, profitability, security and wellbeing.

Owned by the family farms that supply us with milk and invest capital in the business, we produce award-winning cheddar, regional cheeses and dairy ingredients, as well as marketing fresh raw milk to many other UK dairy processors.

We work together as one team, with a relentless focus on efficiency and quality, to deliver competitive total returns to our farmer members. We put customers at the heart of our business, creating value through strong, long-term partnerships.

We are currently looking for a Process Technician to join us and support the smooth running of our Lake District Creamery.

The Benefits

- Competitive salary
- Benefits package
- Safe and supportive work environment

This is a brilliant opportunity to build on your existing experience and contribute to the continuous improvement of a forward-thinking organisation.

Once you join us, you'll discover a collaborative and engaging environment where staff are encouraged to learn, grow and pursue their professional ambitions.

You will have the chance to contribute to the development of our production processes, which in turn, will shape how our Wigton site operates. If you are looking for the opportunity to make your mark, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As a Process Technician, you will review processes at our Lake District Creamery to ensure that they are being carried out as efficiently as possible.

Reporting to the Product Technical Manager, you will investigate CIP (Clean-in-Place) efficiency, product losses, energy use and any process issues.

Working closely with Engineering, Production, SHE and Technical departments, you will:

- Check and 'tune' CIPs
- Ensure cleaning is carried out effectively using minimal amounts of water and chemicals
- Carry out testing and measurement on products and equipment to ensure consistency
- Perform product loss investigations to measure and test loss
- Identify and recommend ways to reduce energy use
- Diagnose trends and provide reports of your findings

About You

To join us as a Process Technician, you will need:

- Experience of working with multi-functional teams to work within disciplined processes and timeframes
- Knowledge of food manufacturing factory processes
- The ability to apply fault-finding techniques to find the root cause of issues
- The ability to communicate, report and devise solutions in collaboration with others
- Good numerical and IT skills, including MS Word, Excel and Outlook
- An A-Level qualification in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics (or equivalent)

Ideally, you will have around three years' experience in a processing role. An IOSH Working Safely qualification would be beneficial to your application, as would a foundation degree level qualification in Dairy Science.

Process knowledge (Dairy: cheese, whey, milk) would also be advantageous, as would previous experience in using data reporting tools such as Power BI, Quick Reports etc.

We'd like to hear from you if you've worked as a Factory Operative, Production Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Manufacturing Operative, Food Production Technician, or Production Operative.

Other organisations may call this role Quality Control Technician, HSE Assistant, Health, Safety & Environmental Technician, Process Improvement Technician, or Trainee Process Improvement Engineer.

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