Agricultural Packing Line Machinery Operative - Annan, Scotland

Location Scotland
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Food & Fresh Produce, Machinery, Technical & Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Salaried £20,000-23,000
Contact name: Iain Barbour

Contact email:
Job ref: 15030LP
Published: 28 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Agricultural Packing Line Machinery Operative

Jamieson Brothers, Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Jamieson Brothers is one of the UKs leading seed potato packing companies. We are based in Annan beside the A75 and only seven miles away from the M6. The business is looking to expand and develop with new opportunities on the horizon! Would you like to be a part of this!?

The business requires a talented and capable individual to maintain, operate and produce from specific machines (Newtec weigher , Jasa VFFS machines, Sorma RB2 Net clippers, Cremer/Hachmang capper and counting machines. ABB Robots, Fuji Robots, and various other packing machinery). All training will be provided.

The business is going to be dependent on this individual to lead a team during the active periods of the year and is expected to complete orders as demanded by the customer.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Manage the line on a day-to-day basis and achieve daily quotas.

  • You’ll be expected to maintain high levels of cleanliness in your operating area and ensuring of a machinery clean down between and after production runs.

  • Work as a Team with line staff and the Operations Manager to meet the required standards.

  • Lead by example to promote Health and Safety at work.

  • Dispense on the line training and mentoring of other employees.

  • Take responsibility to ensure all startup/shut down checks are carried out.

  • Ensure all job information is correctly input into the ice/smartdate printers, i.e. variety, grower code, date, crop id and size.

  • Take inventory of all consumables needed and required.

  • Take inventory of all and any spare machinery parts.

  • Carry out required quality control checks to ensure this meets out standards and each customer specification.

  • Maintenance of the machinery to either prevent machinery failure or resolve any faults or locate faults.

  • Order picking and palletising of orders for despatch as and when required and the ability to use handheld scanners to complete the task.

Required skills:

  • Applicants must have a full driving licence to apply.

  • Applicants must have forklift experience and be able to complete a refresher course if needed.

  • Production knowledge and experience is beneficial.

  • Computer knowledge is essential, along with other ICT equipment

  • Ideally the candidate will have experience of being involved in a high-speed production environment.

Desirable skills:

  • Horticultural knowledge and experience.

  • Fresh produce and perishables knowledge and experience.

  • First aid experience.

  • Fire Marshall experience.


Working Pattern: Hourly position varying days/times, including late afternoons and evenings and weekends, entirely dependent on operational needs.

Job Type: Full time/ permanent

Work remotely: No

Benefits and what we offer:

  • Free parking

  • Company pension

  • Staff discount

  • 28 days holiday

  • Salaried £20-23K

If you have the necessary skills and experience, please Email -, or click on the 'Apply Now' button.