Production Operative

Job Description

Auto req ID: 199926BR

Job Description

About Us
PepsiCo UK is home to some of the world’s most loved food and drink products. Here at our Cupar Manufacturing facility site we specialise in producing a variety of Oat products including Quaker Oats, Scott’s and Oat So Simple. We also export canned oats, bagged oats and Solgryn to many countries. Do you want to work in a Company that has a fantastic reputation for developing and launching products that our consumers love?

The Job
It is an exciting time for us and we continually strive to improve our business performance. Our Production Operatives (PO) are a huge part of our operation and work across every area of the plant undertaking a variety of crucial tasks to maintain our high standards.

We are looking to recruit a Production Operative to work with us, working a 24/7 continental shift pattern (days and nights).

You will be part of a busy team who are committed to the PepsiCo brand. In joining this team you will be supported in your role via a team of co-ordinators and you will be responsible for the performance of your zone using our LEAN Manufacturing framework.

Activities will include:
  • Ensuring excellent manufacturing practice through maintaining a Safe, Healthy and Hygienic work place. Working safely and improving safety through plant systems (Near Misses and Food Safety Near Misses)
  • Drive the plant key performance indicator (KPI) targets of cost, quality, service, hygiene and safety
  • Provide Operational Control in all aspects of running production equipment efficiently, escalating poor performance through the Tech and the PSP scheme
  • Monitor, control and carry out basic fault diagnosis and repairs on equipment
  • Taking responsibility for the zone that you work in and the plant in general. This includes good housekeeping and ensuring 5s / Lean standards are maintained
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing solutions for continuous improvement (CI) and implementation of solutions through the CI scheme
  • Operating using OEE data to improve cost, quality, efficiency and reducing waste
  • Carrying out a variety of physical manual handling tasks as instructed

What We Offer
You will receive comprehensive training for the role and will be supported during your probationary period to achieve the required standard.

Our culture at PepsiCo is very inclusive. We are committed to the local community and the environment via our corporate & social responsibility and our Performance with Purpose pledge. We regularly reward and recognise those individuals who go above and beyond in their role.


Salary / benefits
  • £23034 per annum including shift premium, reviewed annually. Competitive Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with the Equality Act 2010, we value diversity at our company; it is an essential part of our success. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, pregnancy or maternity, marital/civil partnerships, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender or gender reassignment, disability or race including; colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.