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Kendal Nutricare is looking at developing the next generation of Process Operators. The role is based within the Primary Operations Department with a focus on manufacturing nutrition products using a range of plant and ensuring quality and health & safety standards are adhered to and following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and formulations.

Hours of work:

37 hours per week


Competitive salary


Kendal Nutricare, Kendal

Closing date:

14th August 2020

Vacancy Details

Kendal Nutricare, The Home of Family Nutrition, is located in Kendal, Cumbria, the Gateway to the English Lake District National Park. We specialise in the manufacture of world-class nutrition products from early life nutrition to adult and senior formulations. Our product range includes infant and toddler milk and infant cereals, adult meal replacements and speciality formulas such as anti-reflux, anti-colic, lactose-free and hypo-allergenic. Our team of microbiologists, laboratory technicians and quality assurance scientists ensure we embed high standards in every stage of production following the Codex Alimentarius, EFSA and CFDA guidelines. Our Kendamil infant formula is the only infant formula made in the United Kingdom. We are proud only to use traceable British milk certified by the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme.

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Working as part of the Primary Operations team, you will learn to:

  • Manufacture materials according to Standard Operating Procedures (which include safety and GMP instructions) while operating a range of plant and equipment across the Primary production department
  • Understand the Quality requirements and key stages throughout the process (CCPs and QCPs) Document the current state of work in progress to ensure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met
  • Use batch documentation to pick and check materials as required, and record quality checks and cleans in the plant logbook
  • Complete all required paperwork and documentation in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure that the correct cleaning and assembly of the plant is carried out following (SOPs, SOWIs) hygiene and product security requirements
  • Report faults and take an active role in the fault-finding process using established problem-solving techniques
  • Adhere to workplace organisation regimes, such as H&S, GMP, SWPs and 5s
  • Dispose of waste materials as required and under waste segregation regimes
  • Comply with safety procedures
  • Adopting safe working practices
  • Wearing the necessary protective clothing
  • Using safety equipment appropriate to the role
  • Maintain good housekeeping standards
  • Use equipment, including materials-handling equipment needed to perform the job effectively

Desired skills

  • Able to demonstrate the ability to find and rectify faults
  • Able to carry out and record over 100 quality checks per day
  • Flexible to changing work shifts

Personal qualities

  • Able to communicate and work alongside other team members, team leaders, engineering, Quality and warehouse departments
  • Adaptable with a proactive attitude

Desired qualifications

‘A’ Levels (or equivalent) and GCSE’s or equivalents(maths / English required) should be of a good standard

Future prospects

Potential of full-time employment or progress to higher level apprenticeship.

How to apply:

You can find more information & apply for this position on the National Apprenticeship website, which can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ button.

Be sure to take your time when completing this application, ensure you consider all the required skills and responsibilities and what you can offer. If you would like any support in completing this application, you can access support from our Student Services Team on 01539 814700 or by email at

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