Production Operative


Job Details


Whittlesey - Operations

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£8.40 per hour

Closing Date

22/10/2019 11:00

About IPL

At IPL our role is very clear. We are here to improve the value, quality and availability of our products to ensure that we are Asda’s lowest cost, sustainable supply chain solution. Our sustainable sourcing model supports Asda’s mission to help their customers to save money and live better lives.

We are one of the largest privately-owned food processing business in the UK. We have thousands of colleagues across multiple sites in the UK and in our country offices around the world.

About the site

Whittlesey is our purpose built Houseplants and Flowers operation, supplying Asda with their full range of bouquets, potted plants, and succulents.

There are a number of support roles on site with the majority of colleagues working within our operation.

About the Role

As a Production Operative you will assist in managing the product flow through the line; quality sort produce and dress out defects, ensuring product specifications are met.

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Ensure defects and poor quality is reported to Line Leader

  • Ensure products are correctly packed to target in line with company and customer expectations

  • Label, weigh and pack produce as required/trained

  • Correctly pack finished goods safely, to specification standards and in the correct orientation within each tray

  • Safely stack trays to required height

  • You will be required to maintain a safe working environment by adhering to a ‘clean-as-you-go’ approach following safe working practices

  • Carry out all tasks outlined in the IPL training matrix applicable to this role using productive manufacturing methods

  • Promote good working relationships as an integral part of the team

  • Carry out any additional tasks as trained

Skills and Experience Required

  • Entry level in both written & spoken English

  • Understanding of health and safety policies in the work place

  • Working in a fast moving environment

  • The ability to work quickly and methodically

  • Good team working and practical skills

  • The ability to concentrate while doing repetitive tasks and follow instruction

  • ‘Can do’ attitude and proactive approach

  • A willingness to work flexibly

  • Willing to take any training required for this role

What's in it for you?

We are a rapidly growing and exciting business, dedicated to the development of our colleagues and committed to creating a great place to work. In order to grow we need to find people already living our Values – Supportive, Trailblazing, Engaging and Principled.

In return you will become a valued part of our team on a permanent basis and we will offer you a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of:

  • Paid annual leave

  • Job Security and confirmed shift pattern

  • Option to be paid on a weekly or monthly basis

  • 10% Asda Discount

  • Opportunity to increase yearly pay by £780 with our Monthly Bonus Scheme

  • Enhanced Pension scheme – you pay less as we contribute more

  • Entitled to Life Cover which is 4X your annual salary

  • Social events

  • Entitled to Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Training and Development appropriate to your role



Your place in our world

Leader - Operations
Production Operative