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General Operator - Highland Park - Orkney

Highland Park - Operations
Ref: 135 Date Posted: Friday 16 Feb 2018
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Position Summary


These positions have opened due an existing requirement for Peat hill operations but a requirement for additional production volume at the Highland Park distillery.

This role will be a split role, April –Sept performing peat hill duties and then Oct-March being one of a team of 3 warehousemen and a supervisor responsible for all NMS fillings and all cask management on site. This position obviously requires flexibility. Full training will be given in all areas of the role.


The role is manual and candidates will need to take this into consideration.


Also to note: Success in this role does not a guarantee a shift working position in the future.


Job Responsibilities


The successful candidate will be expected to work within their small team to manage and cover in case of absence any of the following as required:

  • To fulfil all aspects of the peat hill role, including but not restricted to cutting, raising, recording of data, driving the tractor, and using a public weighbridge
  • To assist the Warehousing Team Leader/Warehouse Supervisor with all warehousing duties and access to warehouses under HMR&C conditions
  • To carry out all cask handling, filling and warehouse duties and ensuring that these duties are carried out in a safe and secure manner as per work instructions and procedures.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping
  • To participate fully in continually improving the way we work on site.
  • To assist with site security cover as required
  • Full awareness of manual handling risks with this role


The role will be fully explained should the candidate achieve the interview stage


Knowledge, Skills & Core Competencies Required


Excellent Health and Safety awareness

UK driving licence essential

Licence to drive a C1 category vehicle would be helpful but not essential

Problem solving skills and a practical hands-on nature

Confined Space Training would helpful but not essential


These roles will be split to accommodate the first six months as peat hill workers (£9.63p/h), and the second six months in the warehouse (at which point hourly rate will increase to £12.97p/h).


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