Hygiene Operative (MAJCL01) Bedford, England

Salary: GBP21302 - GBP21302 per annum

To maintain the cleanliness of the mill equipment, and facilities as required.
Operate in a safe manner ensuring that no one is placed at risk of accident or injury during the performing of cleaning and hygiene duties

  •  Safely isolate and lock off equipment as required.
  •  Perform cleaning and hygiene duties according to cleaning schedules, cleaning procedures and / or as otherwise advised.
  •  Able to follow verbal and written instructions accurately.
  •  Identify and report any safety, quality, engineering or hygiene issues to superiors – particularly if there is the possibility of injury, food safety or equipment reliability issues or risk of dust in the environment
  •  Identify and report any pest or proofing issues that may result in the immediate (or otherwise) ingress of insects or other pests into the product
  • Identify and report any potential foreign body or cross contamination
  • Safely dismantle, store parts and reassemble equipment as directed by procedures or verbal instruction
  • Clean equipment within the time allocated and to the required standard – which may be assessed by others.
  • Respecting others’ working areas
  • Respecting good manufacturing and housekeeping practices
  • Handle approved chemicals in a safe manner, ensuring splashing and inadvertent contact is minimised to yourself and others
  • Handle equipment, utensils, and record sheets with respect
  • Always return equipment, utensils and record sheets to the correct location / stations or as otherwise advised
  • When undertaking hygiene /other duties - wear the correct (and appropriate) PPE at all times
  • Notify your line manager of any potential Health & Safety issues.
  • The areas of responsibilities contained within this job description is not exhaustive and an employee may be asked to do other duties in line with the needs of the business


  • Experience in similar role – food related background
  • Level 2 Food Safety / HACCP trained
  • COSSH trained


  • A good time keeper
  • Attention to details
  • Able to work on own or as part of a team
  • Well organised
  • Detailed knowledge of the safe use of chemicals and chemical warning symbols