Production Operative

Location Ross-on-Wye
Discipline: Operations - Ross
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 002803
Published: 23 days ago

We're Nichols plc - the home of Vimto, and there is no other business quite like ours! We think this is a special place to work, even if we do say so ourselves! For example, our last survey found 97% of our employees feel we really care about their health and wellbeing, and the same number think we have open and honest communication at all levels‿


We have been making life taste better since 1908. At the heart of everything is our rich family heritage, an unrelenting ambition to keep innovating, & a true pride in who we are. It is our team of talented people that make us. We are actively looking for difference & we are working hard to make sure all our practices are inclusive.


We are looking for a Production Operative to join our day shift team at our site in Ross-on-Wye. 



  • Being part of the manufacturing team, ensuring required daily workload is completed on time, in full and to the approved standards
  • Following SOPs and Approved Recipes to ensure we have the best soft drinks and mixers available
  • Completing a range of tasks including (but not limited to) production preparation, machine operating, stacking product, product movement, downtime monitoring and work area cleanliness
  • Reporting of any issues with stock or equipment immediately to your team leader to minimise downtime
  • Disposing of any waste via the appropriate procedures, ensuring any production/stock wastage is monitored and reported
  • Being willing to learn and share new skills to maximise a multi-skilled team
  • Following all quality processes and procedures, reporting any potential hazards or near misses to promote a culture of right first time

Whilst previous experience in a warehousing / manufacturing environment isn't essential, it is desirable. 



  • Flexible – shift patterns and business needs can change therefore our manufacturing teams must have an adaptable mindset and be available to work opposite shift patterns if required
  • Proud to be part of the family and committed to doing a great job every day
  • Open to learning new skills and training others
  • Communicate positively with others – operating as a role model for the Vimto values




No matter where you work in our business you will be entitled to the following, and these are just some of the benefits of working @Vimto;

  • 25 days holiday (with opportunity to buy extra every year)
  • Private medical cover
  • Your birthday off work
  • 1 day a year off work to volunteer in the community (you choose when and where)
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Annual Bonus
  • Save as you Earn Share Scheme

Join us and #findyourdifferent


While our people tell us Nichols plc is a great place to work, we know we can do more. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are learning what this means every day.


We are striving to ensure we are building more diverse teams, we are at our best when we bring together our different life experiences, ways of thinking and individuality.


Any job offer is subject to an individual’s Right to Work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas.