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Trays and Banks Operative - Tray Wash

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Date: 04-Jan-2021

Location: Avonmouth, GB

Company: Hovis

Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products. 


We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people;  they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.

A great opportunity has arisen at our Hovis site in Avonmouth. We are looking for a Traywash Operative to contribute to the achievement of compliance, quality and performance standards within the Traywash department. 


We are looking for the following candidates:-

  • To operate the traywash for the cleaning of bread baskets and ensure these are delivered to the slicing department
  • To assist the trays & banks operative with off loading and loading of baskets from vehicles using MHE
  • To safely operate forklift trucks and isolate machinery
  • To complete pre-start up checks at the beginning of each working shift
  • To make an active and positive contribution to the sites Logistics Team
  • An understanding that Health & Safety is at the heart of everything that we do
  • Flexibility in a fast moving and changing environment
  • Good timekeeping and attendance


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Forklift Truck Licence
  • Previous machine operation experience
  • Good understanding of site audit requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently
  • Relevant qualification to at least basic food hygiene
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of COSHH and safety essentials
  • Food Allergen awareness
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work load in a systematic manner


Location: Based in Avonmouth

Type of role: Full time, Permanent

Reporting to: Supply Chain FLM

Closing Date: 25th January 2021

Shift Work: 168 rota over 24/7, 365 days per year

Salary: £22,446


Why work for us and our benefits:

At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries

  • There is a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.

  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving

  • We offer competitive annual leave entitlement and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance

  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes

  • We offer three levels of pensions


Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.