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Job Purpose 

To manage a specific production/packing line area or function as directed by the Team Leader to effectively ensuring that packing/production schedules are achieved on time, to the specified cost, quality and quantity by the most efficient utilization of resources available.


  • Encourage, train, develop and motivate staff.
  • Strive to improve productivity and improve wherever possible.
  • Ensure your line and associated equipment / staff are ready and available in advance, for the start of each shift and all associated change over’s.
  • Achieve set targets by reducing cheese wastage and labour costs.
  • Understand the production plan for your line, utilise the skills of your staff to maximise efficiencies, able to move staff to meet your plan.
  • Aware of product quality standards and specifications and ensure systems and specifications are being actively used by your team.
  • Understand and achieve line plans.
  • Coordinate Raw materials and packaging to line on a daily basis, with no production stoppages.
  • Ensure all records where required, are completed accurately.
  • Has good level of understanding of Company Policies. Ensure Health & Safety procedures, Quality/Hygiene standards and Company Rules/Procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Able to use Clawson IT Systems applicable to their role. Undertake relevant training as and when required.
  • Manage staff morale online.
  • Ensure staff use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where appropriate.
  • Take personal responsibility for own actions and respectfully challenge others where appropriate.
  • Have a thorough understanding of products and process controls on your line of control.
  • Show respect for colleagues, customers, and the environment.
  • Behave in an honest, industrious, and uncomplicated way.
  • Responsible for ensuring product sampling, check weighing, and process quality control checks are completed and recorded where appropriate for line.
  • Report problems or issues as they arise, which may impact on the lines output.
  • You may be required to undertake other duties from time to time, as the Company may reasonably request/require.

Person Specification 



  • Adaptable/flexible to meet requirements and demands of production and seasonal fluctuations
  • Health & Safety awareness
  • Industrious and be able to work under pressure
  • Good level of Accuracy and numeracy when completing records.
  • Good knowledge of operating machinery
  • Good standard of spoken and written English
  • Quality focused.
  • Current Basic Food Hygiene Certificate (to be achieved within 12 months)
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate staff.
  • Basic IT skills including Excel and Word.
  • Must be able to work on own initiative.
  • Ambitious, driven and passionate about making improvements, which lead to visible financial results and increase factory control and ownership.



  • Health & Safety trained in Manual handling, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and risk assessment.
  • Must possess an understanding of Allergen awareness.
  • Knowledge of quality and compliance systems
  • Food/process manufacturing background


  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Effective Communication
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Organising
  • Teamwork

Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 6:15am – 3pm

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter to David.Branston@clawson.co.uk

Closing date for applications 18th April 2021.