Machine Minder


We are actively seeking applications from individuals keen to take up a career within one of Europe’s leading meat processing companies, based at our Cross Hands site in Llanelli. The role of Machine Minder will be considered as a Senior Operative with responsibility for ensuring that machinery on a particular line or area is working appropriately and in line with production requirements, including producing products to specification, in line with food safety regulations and to the high quality expected by Dunbia customers. The Person will have departmental responsibility for: •Start up, shut-down, and normal operation of the machine, to include crusting/slicing machines, grinding/blending/forming machines, sealing and labelling machines.

•Routine maintenance of the machines, following adequate training.

•Operation of more than one type of machine. •Ability to safely and correctly operate machines onsite, enabling flexibility.

•Daily technical engagement with Engineering and Machinery Room Leader

•Daily start up checks.


Main Duties:


•Build positive relationships with colleagues, Team Leaders, Room Leaders and Managers, within the business, offering support within your team, working positively towards the success of the team and generally being a positive force within the team.

•Co-operate and support colleagues and management, demonstrating the ability to contribute to the team atmosphere through hard work, calmness, tolerance and consistency •Understanding that your role is key to the effective operation of the line and you have specific responsibilities to ensure production runs efficiently.

•Contribute to a positive and collaborative working environment that supports team work and engagement on team performance.

•Full compliance and strict adherence to all Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality Standards laid out in departmental and site policies and procedures.

•Ensuring full understanding and compliance with risk assessments and SOPs.


The Person:


•Have experience operating machinery within a manufacturing facility

•Understand the importance of compliance with processes and procedures and the impact of these on Food Safety and Quality.

•Maintaining production and quality standards laid down by the business, whilst ensuring that they are fully trained on Lean Manufacturing Practice and Continuous Improvement Processes

•Have a desire to progress within the business and demonstrate a strong willingness to undertake all training required

•Possesses relevant IT literacy.




•Immediate start

•Factory Staff Shop

•Subsidised Canteen

•Free car parking

•Weekly pay

•Permanent Full-Time work

•PPE (Personal protective equipment) provided


Day Shift A                                        Shift B

Sunday 6am-6pm                            Off

Monday 6am-6.30pm                     Off

Tuesday 3pm-11pm                         6am-2pm

Wednesday 3pm-11pm                   6am-2pm

Thursday 3pm-11pm                       6am-2pm

Friday Off                                          6am-6.30pm

Saturday Off                                     6am-6pm


Dunbia is monitoring the Coronavirus situation as it continues to develop and is working tirelessly to keep our workforce safe and ensure our consistent quality, sustainably sourced meat products are reaching the local communities.

At Dunbia, our people are a diverse and inclusive community of passionate people striving to make a difference. We will continue to create better food naturally and if you are looking for work, then please get in touch.

If you feel that you have the appropriate skills and competencies required, please forward a copy of your CV or complete an application form and submit to HR Department, Dunbia (Cross Hands), Cross Hands Food Park, Cross Hands, Llanelli, SA14 6RF. Tel. 01269 846480, email: