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The team who work here at Cleone Foods are dedicated to making our Island Delight a succes and promoting Caribbean food throughout the UK.
If you think you have what it takes browse the current vacancies below.

Production Operative

Reports to: Team Leader, in their absence, Supervisor
Hours of Work: 40 Hours per week on AM/PM shifts (06.00-14.30pm/09.30am-18.00pm/13.30pm – 22.00pm
Pay: £7.50ph

Summary of Position

The Production Operative will be required to work on the machines and production lines in the factory which make patties with different types of filling such as meat, fish, and vegetables. The patties are packed in bags and then packed in to boxes for dispatch.
Throughout the Production process the factory area needs cleaning i.e. cooking vessels, factory machines, floors, curtains, surfaces etc.
Part of this role will involve working in either the Kitchen, Production or Packing areas as an operative.
Also as part of this role, the operative is required to clean machinery, equipment and surfaces throughout the shift to maintain a high level of hygiene in the factory.

Key Responsibilities


  • Cooking, filling and completed the cook sheets instructions
  • Cleaning the Guisties machine and kitchen area
  • Validating the cook sheet followed by signing the sheet


  • Making pastry from the pastry sheets instructions
  • Validating the pastry sheet followed by stating initial on the sheet
  • Loading pastry onto the pastry conveyer belt
  • Switching on in line machine
  • Manually turning on the flower dusters
  • Ensuring the filling depositor is in correct position to use
  • Ensure Ploughs is correctly positioned to use
  • Ensure Dye and Stabber set up correctly
  • Fetch filling from the filling chiller and checking temperature and record this on the in line sheet
  • Start the pump and fill the filling hopper
  • When the is pastry ready, check the pastry weight and record the weight on an in line sheet
  • Start the depositor
  • Checking the filling weight and record the weight on the in line sheet
  • Loading patties onto trays from the top to the bottom and then load trays onto the racks
  • Recording the rack numbers and quantity of patties on the in line sheet
  • Loading the oven once six racks of patties are ready
  • Recording oven loading time on the in line sheet
  • Communicate to high care packing area that six racks have been loaded in the oven
  • Cleaning equipment/machinery and surfaces on changeovers of products and throughout shift
  • Completing the cleaning schedule sheet at the end of the shift

High Care Packing

  • Awaiting call from production on when oven is loaded.
  • Ensure oven timer is switched on to according to specific product baking and cooling sheet.
  • Record rack numbers on baking and cooling sheet.
  • Once oven alarm rings, open oven door and check temperatures are in accordance baking and cooling temperature criteria.
  • Record the temperature checks on baking and cooling sheet.
  • Move racks from oven to ambient cooler and insert temperature probe into a pattie until temperature drops below 63 degrees.
  • Once the temperature has dropped below 63 degrees, record the temperature the probe settles at onto the baking and cooling sheet.
  • Move the racks into blast chiller and insert a probe into a pattie.
  • Once the temperature has dropped below 8 degrees, record the temperature once it has settled and take out the six racks from the blast chiller ready for wrapping.
  • Unload trays from the racks starting at the bottom to top onto the table.
  • Check film wrap is correct and set the correct date code in accordance with the daily date matrix.
  • Feed the patties from the table into wrapping machine correctly.
  • Ensure calibration of followed correctly for high care metal detection test.

Low Care

  • Ensure all calibration checks are conducted correctly.
  • If any failure arises from calibration, ensure corrective actions are followed for all light weight (rejects) products.
  • Ensure metal detection test is conducted and followed correctly.
  • If any failure arises, ensure corrective action are followed for metal detection test.
  • Ensure half dozen, one dozen and two dozen boxes are erected correctly.
  • Ensure the correct number of patties are packed in to boxes in the correct way.
  • Place boxes into the tape machine.
  • Ensure boxes are stacked in the correct format on the pallet.
  • Move the pallets into the correct storage area.


  • Must have a flexible and disciplined approach to work.
  • Experience of working in a food environment would be useful
  • Flexible and disciplined approach to work
  • Able to work as part of a team and on their own
  • Have a reasonable standard of numeracy and literacy
  • Previous experience of cleaning, including the use of chemicals and using cleaning machinery safely.
  • Have a basic standard of numeracy & literacy
  • To maintain a positive Health and Safety culture
  • Work safely
  • Follow instructions
  • Follow procedures
  • To work efficiently whilst ensuring minimum amount of material is wasted.
  • Ensure working time is spent productively, don’t wait to be to be told if nothing to do ask
  • To maintain a high level of food hygiene and food safety working within with Good Manufacturing Practices to minimise the risks of:
  • Mistakes being made
  • Producing a substandard product
  • Customer complaints
Contact us about this position on or 0121 551 2772

Trainer – Operations

Reports to: Technical Manager, in their absence HR Manager.
Location: Hockley, Birmingham
Hours of Work: 40 Hours per week (Mon – Fri)
Salary: Competitive Package

Summary of Position

To plan, design, deliver and record behavioural, functional and compliance training across all areas of Supply Chain/Operations in a food factory environment.
An understanding of process documentation and results interpretation would also be beneficial.

Key Responsibilities

  • Write and update work instructions, amending existing documentation and ensuring production staff are trained as required.
  • To assist with, arrange and/or deliver all aspects of technical training on site – including Health, Safety, Hygiene & Environmental.
  • To oversee the creation and updating of Standard Operating Procedures, maintaining and controlling the database in line with operational requirements.
  • Record and maintain the training records on-site and to assist in the accreditation of audit requirements
  • To work proactively to conduct training needs analysis in line with mandatory requirements, individual needs and the business strategy
  • Manage calendar of refresher training and coordinate and deliver training to ensure compliance at all times
  • Identify training needs, ensuring employees are competent in their role
  • Assess competence with follow up assessment post training delivery
  • Ensure all training is appropriately recorded across all departments
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Operations, Technical and NPD to ensure training activity reflects business needs
  • Incorporate customer Code of Practice requirements into training materials
  • Own the induction process for new starts joining the business
  • Coordinate arrangements with external training providers and internal specialists
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement
  • Coordinate own workload in line with deadlines
  • Contribute to customer and internal audits as required

Skills & Requirements:

  • 2 years previous experience required in a similar capacity,
  • A logical and investigative mind
  • IT skills
  • Work on own initiative
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Be a team player coupled with the ability to develop strong relationships with colleagues and peers
  • Deliver concise and accurate management information to support the decision making process
  • Demonstrate desire and ambition to build your own continuous professional development
  • Show commitment to excellence and proven understanding of continuous improvement
  • Train the Trainer certification
  • Experience of training in a manufacturing environment, ideally food
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of duties within the appropriate production area
  • Computer literate
  • Numeracy and Literacy skills
Contact us about this position on or 0121 551 2772