Skilled Production Operative (End of Line)


Job Details


Whittlesey - Operations

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


9.18 per hour

Closing Date

23/10/2020 22:45

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

We currently have an opportunity for an End of Liner to join the team.

Your responsibilities will include:-

  • To ensure products are correctly packed in line with company and customer specifications.

  • Ensure that the correct quantities are produced in accordance with the daily production requirements.

  • Communicate with the boxing team to ensure the correct quantities are produced and received by the boxing area, whilst paying particular attention to eliminating overs and shorts to the orders.

  • Ensure that the correct packaging and labels are used for each job at all times.

  • To pack products into buckets or boxes and labelled accordingly.

  • Advise the Line leader of any issues including monitoring quality of products and reporting all quality and machine issues to the Line Leader.

  • Ensure that only product of the highest quality is produced and sent to the boxing area.

  • Work in an efficient manner to ensure tight deadlines set by the company are met.

  • Complete all relevant paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Assist the Line Leader with changeovers and the effective running of the line.

  • To deputise for the Line leader in their absence.

  • To form an integral part of the team promoting good working relationships.

  • Ensure all colleagues are working in a safe and clean environment, and meeting with Health and safety regulations and adhering to the Clean As You Go Policy

  • To be multi skilled and able to assist and provide cover for Line Leaders in all other parts of the business.

Shifts Available:

Sunday to Thursday. 8am - 4.45pm

Tuesday - Saturday. 8am - 4.45pm

Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience of working in a fast moving environment

  • Good team working and practical skills

  • The ability to work quickly and methodically

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

  • Understanding of health and safety policies in the work place

  • A willingness to work flexibly

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Good IT skills

  • Willing to take any training required for this role

  • Previous experience of working in a produce production area – desirable

  • Previous experience of working with house plants or flowers – desirable

  • Manual handling experience - desirable

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
Skilled Production Operative (End of Line)