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Machine Operator - Nairn's

  • Job role: Machine Operator
  • Company: Nairn's
  • Location: Peffermill Road, Edinburgh
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Shift pattern: 2:30pm-10:30pm Monday to Friday
  • Contract: Permanent (subject to a 3-month probationary period, if new to Nairn’s)
  • Rate of pay: £10.17 per hour plus benefit package
  • Closing date: Monday 30th January 2023 at 5pm

Job Description

  • To competently operate food manufacturing equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with Every Day Quality processes.
  • Carry out and record quality checks’ ensuring appropriate action is taken when parameters are out of spec.
  • Complete necessary computer/ paper based documentation.
  • Take personal responsibility for health, safety and the working environment.
  • Maintain a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping.
  • To attend to basic equipment non-conformance/breakdown.
  • Build pallets of biscuits according to different pallet specification.

Key Competencies

  • Ability to work confidently within a group
  • Show drive and determination: Makes things happen & constantly looks for better ways of doing things.
  • Keen to learn and apply Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Shows care and attention to the quality of their work and adherence to food manufacturing policies and practices.
  • Has good numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrates good time management practices: Manages time effectively, prioritizing tasks and able to work to deadlines
  • Show initiative in the workplace and is able to adapt successfully to changing situations & environments


  • Paid breaks
  • 33 days annual holiday
  • Death in service of 4x annual wage
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Health club
  • Eligibility to join our factory bonus scheme
  • Eligibility to join our Perfect attendance holiday bonus scheme
  • Company events
  • Free membership of Perkbox

As part of Social Bite’s Jobs First programme(this will open in a new window), applicants should have a background of homelessness or be at risk of homelessness.

To apply, please email your CV to Emma ( by Monday 30th January 2023 at 5pm.

Contract length

Permanent (subject to a 3-month probationary period, if new to Nairn’s)


£10.17 per hour plus benefit package



Closing date

30th January 2023

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