Lead Production Operative Days

£14.30 per hour

Job Title: Lead Production Operative

Company: The Compleat Food Group

Location: Wimblington Drive, Milton Keynes, MK6 4AH

Salary: £14.30p/h 

Hours: 6am-6pm (3on3off)


About Us: At The Compleat Food Group, we're aim to raise the bar, captivate our customers and  and craft delicious products that delight taste buds across the nation. Based at our new Fried Manufacturing site in Milton Keynes, which has gone through significant investment over the last 6 months we're looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our food squad as Lead Production Operative's. If you've got a knack for fast-paced food production, a keen eye for detail, and a love for all things food, then you might just be the perfect filling for our team!

Job Description: 

Join The Compleat Food Group as a Lead Production Operative at our cutting-edge food production site, where we craft delicious products. In this pivotal role, you'll oversee production lines, ensuring operational efficiency and maintaining the highest quality standards. Your responsibilities include coordinating team activities, troubleshooting issues, and implementing process improvements to optimize productivity. You'll work closely with the production manager to ensure that our innovative products consistently meet customer expectations. With your leadership and commitment to excellence, you'll help drive our mission to create sustainable, market leading food options. 

Key Duties:

  • Supervise and support production team members
  • Oversee daily production operations and schedules
  • Conduct quality inspections and address issues
  • Enforce health and safety regulations
  • Maintain production records and prepare reports
  • Train and mentor new and existing team members
  • Monitor inventory levels and coordinate with procurement
  • Ensure proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Collaborate with maintenance to minimize equipment downtime
  • Implement and monitor standard operating procedures (SOPs)


  • Previous experience in food production, preferably in a supervisory role
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Knowledge of food production processes and safety regulations
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Good problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Proficiency in using production management software
  • Physical ability to stand for extended periods and lift heavy objects
  • Flexibility to work various shifts, including nights and weekends
  • High school diploma or equivalent; additional qualifications are advantageous

Benefits to Include:

  • 22 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Enhanced rates for all overtime
  • Free Parking
  • Heavily discounted staff shop
  • Sink your teeth into discounts with our online and high-street retailer discount scheme and benefits portal.
  • Take care of yourself with our employee well-being and community support groups, ensuring you're as happy and healthy as can be.
  • Join us in spreading sweetness with charity initiatives and team events that'll warm your heart.
  • 24/7 access to Grocery Aid
  • Rise through the ranks with informal and formal training and career development opportunities through our individual online LMS portal.
  • Secure your future with our company pension plan

At The Compleat Food Group, we're more than just a food company. We believe in creating a culture where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered to bring their unique flavours to the table. Join us, and together, we'll be number one for culture.

Recruitment Note: We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.

If you're available immediately and ready to take the next step in your career and become part of something truly special at The Compleat Food Group as we continue to grow and invest in our people –  apply now!