Machine Minder


Job Details


Westry - Operations

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£9.69 per hour

Closing Date

23/10/2020 22:45

About IPL

At IPL our role is to improve the shopping experience of the Asda customer by driving great value, quality and availability of our products to ensure that we are Asda’s lowest cost, and sustainable supply chain partner. 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 businesses in the UK and we have thousands of colleagues based across multiple sites.

About the site

Westry is our Cambridgeshire based potato and onion packing facility.

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

About the Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Machine Minder at our Westry site.  As a Machine Minder your key responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring the work area to ensure the workplace is safe and all machinery is maintained to a high standard of cleanliness

  • Ensuring all daily machine safety checks are completed in line with the trained SOP’s and PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance) schedule

  • Sharing responsibility for the implementation and maintenance to the requirements of Standard Operating Procedure’s

  • Monitoring and recording packs per minute (PPM) on machines whilst overseeing that products are not overweight/underweight

  • Ensuring product changeovers are performed with minimal downtime but in a safe and accurate manner

  • Collaborating effectively with the Packaging Team/ Packaging Coordinator to ensure that all labels, packaging and film is on the line and ready to use in good time before job is ready

  • Liaising with and reporting any issues to the Line Leaders and engineers in a clear and concise manner

  • Adhering to ‘World Class’ standards at all times

Shift:  This is a 4 on 4 off shift pattern working 5.30am to 6.00pm


Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience of working within a production and a fast moving environment

  • Practical skills with strong mechanical aptitude and ability to work quickly and methodically

  • Understanding of health and safety policies in the work place

  • Drive to deliver results and problem solve

  • Analytical thinker with attention to detail, whilst undertaking repetitive tasks

  • Good communication skills with the ability to follow instructions

  • Good level of understanding of the English language

  • Excellent team working skills with the ability to work on own initiative

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 we will offer you development, a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of:

  • 20 days annual leave
  • Monthly Bonus Scheme
  • Weekly or Monthly Option
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • 10% Asda Discount (terms and conditions apply)
  • Life assurance (4x base salary)
  • Health and wellbeing assistance programme
  • Free Parking



Your place in our world

Leader - Operations
Machine Minder