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General Assistants

If you have worked in food production previously and are manually dextrous, physically strong and fit, quick and accurate with following processes and procedures then we would be keen to see your cv. Our team is responsible for the production of Yarg, Garlic Yarg and Kern cheeses, ensuring accuracy of ingredients, processes, nettling, wrapping and despatch, so that cheeses look their best when they go out to customers. This is a key role in supporting the production and despatch teams, with set targets for accuracy and speed. Full training is given and during the probationary period, performance will be supported and measured. Other duties will include supporting our cleaning team with close attention to hygiene and food safety procedures being vital at all times. Some shift work is involved, including some 10-hour or 4-hour days

JOB TITLE General Assistant/Cheesemaker

REPORTING TO Section Supervisor

OVERALL FUNCTION: The General Assistant is involved in preparing the cheese for customers – turning, wrapping, despatch – support in preparing cheese for delivery. In addition the role is a key support to the production team and will learn cheesemaking processes and standards. At all times there is a need to follow company procedures with regard for the highest standards of food hygiene.


Working in Production Room, milling, moulding up, blocking, de-moulding

Preparing moulds,


Quality Checks

Daily store duties, turning cheese

Record keeping

Brine work

Batch control

Wrapping, boxing and despatching our speciality cheeses

Cheese tasting (Organoleptic)

Daily/weekly/monthly Cleaning


Nettling cheeses

Use of metal detector


Manually dextrous and able to lift and move heavy equipment

Assimilates knowledge readily

Can use judgement in deciding when to ask for assistance

Maintains an acceptable level of productivity /speed at all times

Good level of written /numeracy skills

Able to work within a pressurised environment

Ability to follow hygiene procedures

Good communication skills

Ability to follow instructions & company procedures

Ability to work as part of a team or on own


No formal qualifications are needed although a Food Hygiene Certificate and knowledge/experience of the Dairy/Food Industry would be an advantage. (Full Training Given)


Good Personal Hygiene

Common Sense

Ability to learn


Physically fit (no back or upper limb problems)

Sense of Responsibility and total reliability



Sense of humour a must

Job Type: Full-time

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