Hygiene General Operatives

Ref: HGO-H-S-36058
City/Region: Suffolk
Salary: Competitive

Shifts available either:

Monday to Wednesday - 12 hours - 06.00 - 18.00 hours

Thursday to Saturday - 12 hours - 06.00 - 18.00 hours

Rate of Pay:

Pay rate: £8.72 per hour - 36 hours a week £16323.84 per annum equivalent

The hygiene general operatives form part of the technical services team in ensuring that the factory equipment and environment are kept and maintained to a high degree of cleanliness, in accordance with company and customer codes of practice and procedures. The role is working within a team structure, closely liaising with production, technical and engineering departments, ensuring those standards are maintained and incorporating improvements where possible or applicable.

Role responsibilities:

  • Fully understand COSHH requirements, the chemicals in use within the hygiene department and recognise their scope of use and ensure compliance with the relevant assessments throughout the departments
  • Fully understand cleaning systems, schedules and procedures throughout the factory combined with a full understanding of the equipment to ensure high standards are maintained
  • Become familiar with the documentation needs of the department, appropriate health and safety procedures and basic understanding of food microbiology
  • Develop a good working relationship within the department and between departments to create team attitude
  • Ensure all equipment returned is food and safety compliant and that CAYGO is fully maintained in all areas - at all times
  • Ensure that High Risk, Low Risk and exterior areas are maintained to a high degree of cleanliness
  • Replenish all chemical and consumable dispensers to appropriate levels
  • Carry out scheduled hygiene work under supervision by the Hygiene Team Leader, complete the relevant documentation and carry out extra cleaning duties for visits and 3rd party audits to a high standard
  • Report immediately all potential hygiene and health & safety hazards and/or unsafe working practices to the Hygiene Team Leader
  • Report all accidents, ensuring relevant documentation is completed
  • Ensure that all waste removed from the factory areas is segregated and sent to its correct destination and that the correct PPE is worn at all times
  • Additional adhoc operational duties as and when required

Skills, qualifications and experience:

  • 1 years' experience in a similar role and environment
  • Knowledge of hygiene standards
  • Basic understanding of food microbiology
  • Can do attitude and team work orientated
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Quality driven
  • Excellent attention to detail

Proactive health and safety is a prerequisite to employment at Karro Foods. All roles have a responsibility to demonstrate commitment to the companies' health and safety goals, and as such it forms an essential component of all job descriptions, at all levels.


At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro Food Group is a major UK food business, employing c. 5,000 people over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland and generating turnover of £1.2bn. Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked meat products, and, following its recent acquisition of Young's Seafood, is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally.

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