Production Operatives


We are actively seeking applications from individuals keen to take up a career within one of Europe’s leading meat processing companies. As a general operative, you will have responsibility for working as part of the production team, to produce product to specification, in line with food safety regulations and to the high quality expected by Dunbia customers.


The person will have departmental responsibility for:

  • Compliance with room standards in Quality, safety and process
  • Contribution to the achievement of production performance targets
  • Supporting the management of the shift
  • Delivering on the Company Mission, Vision and Values


Main Duties may include:

  • Picking and packing orders for production
  • Working on the production line
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Working in a chilled environment
  • Manual handling
  • Operating machinery
  • Knife work


The person:

  • Be attentive to detail in all aspects of the role
  • Be health and safety conscious
  • Display patience and the ability to remain calm in busy or stressful situations
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and by yourself
  • To have a flexible approach to work and be prepared to work additional hours when required to meet customer demand
  • Previous experience in the food industry is desirable but is not essential


The core values of the business, which are also the responsibility of all post holders, are:

  • we are customer focused
  • we are committed to a sustainable supply base
  • we respect, empower and engage with our people
  • we are dedicated to excellence and continuous improvement
  • we act responsibly


It is important that all employees demonstrate commitment to these values through their work.


Additional Details

  • Immediate start
  • PPE (Personal protective equipment) provided as standard
  • 28 days holiday per year (which includes bank holidays)
  • Free car parking available
  • Weekly Pay
  • £25 per week Production Bonus (criteria applies)
  • Death in Service Scheme
  • Opportunity to move onto the Butchery Academy after 6 months successful probation (increased hourly rate whilst in the academy)
  • Future potential development opportunities onto graded positions which includes increased hourly rates, plus bonus payments


How to Apply:

If you feel that you have the appropriate skills and competencies required, please email a completed application form to or post completed application forms to the HR Department, Highland Meats, Blakely Road, Saltcoats, KA21 5JQ

 Dunbia is an equal opportunity employer and places a strong emphasis on training and development for both skilled and non-skilled positions.