Machine Minder

Location Ballymena
Discipline: Manufacturing & Production
Job type: Full time
Salary: £10.72 - £12.20
Job ref: J108341
Published: about 1 month ago

Industrial Temps are delighted to be working in partnership with Moy Park, one of the UK’s top 15 food companies, Northern Ireland’s largest private sector business and one of Europe’s leading poultry producers.

We are seeking Machine Minders in various departments, the role will involve working as a member of a team, reporting to the Department Manager/Supervisor. Effective liaison, team working and interaction with other operatives and supervisory staff is fundamental.

The job role involves carrying out mechanical duties in relation to equipment used in the production environment, operating machinery and acting as first level maintenance.

The role will encompass the maintaining and basic upkeep of the machinery

Pay Rate: £10.72 Per Hour + Holiday Pay

Once Permanent: £12.20 Per Hour

Butchery Department: £11.94 Per Hour

£10 Weekly Attendance Bonus Paid Quarterly! (every 3 months)

Job Type: Full time, Temporary and Permanent positions

Working Hours: 12 Hours Shifts

1 week 5 days working following week only 2 days, 6am – 6pm or 6.30 am - 6.30pm or 7am – 7pm

Butchery Department: Monday to Friday 8pm - 4am

Job Duties:

- Liaising with the maintenance department to report any faults/maintenance issues with machinery

- To adjust machines to obtain high performance, optimum yield and minimum bone

- Change blades/heads and correct settings

- Carry out daily yield test

- Carry out daily tests to ensure high performance of machines and adjust to obtain high performance

- Inspect and maintain product holders daily

- Sign off checklist and record faults and changes made

- Pre- start checks are carried prior to commencing and checks carried out during the day:

(a) Check that all lines are running properly

(b) Check that all conveyor belts are running correctly

- Changing blades/Maintaining of the Heads inside and outside – Standards of performance are met when:

(a) Blades/Heads are changed according to work order schedule

- Tools and equipment used are monitored and recorded daily on Process Control Sheets – Standards of performance are met when:

(a) Equipment is signed out at start of shift and signed in at major break times and at end of shifts

(b) Took box inventory maintained

- Where trained, carry out other maintenance duties within the department

- Any other duties, that may be requested by the Manager

Job Criteria:


- Good level of English – written, verbal and reading

- Mechanical aptitude

- Genuine interest in maintenance operations

- Willing to learn and flexible

- Good manual dexterity

- Able to cope with routine work

- Positive attitude to work and others

- Able to work as a member of a team

- Able to use own initiative and learn new skills

- Ability to make decisions


- Evidence of ability to complete and understand paperwork desirable

- Previous experience of making adjustments to industrial machinery desirable


- Ongoing training with opportunities for promotion

- Staff shop with access to discounted products

- Free on-site parking

- Onsite Canteen

- £10 Weekly Attendance Bonus Paid Quarterly! (every 3 months)

Additional Information:

These Machine Minder roles are in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. You must be authorised to work in the UK to apply for this position.

Candidates interested in this position please send CV to or for more information call our Ballymena office on 028 2542 0140 ask for Karolina