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Job Vacancies

There are currently 5 job vacancies. 


General Process Worker - Lincoln

A vacancy has arisen for a general process worker at Beevor Street, Lincoln

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Tractor driving
  • General warehouse duties
  • Yard duties

The position is full time and will involve shift working

Key Skills

  • Literacy
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Communication - written and verbal
  • Manual handling
  • Full driving licence required
  • Fork lift truck licence would be an advantage.

Applications should be made in writing and addresses to:

David Taylor
Logistics manager
William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd
Firth Road

Posted: 12th September 2014


Weighbridge/Administrator - Ellesmere Port

We require a full time administrator with weighbridge duties, reporting to the logistics manager, at Ellesmere Port.

The Role

  • Booking in raw materials and oversize.
  • Populating on-site and inter-site logs (including spreadsheets)
  • Inputting into AS400
  • Managing purchase orders and invoices.
  • Directing traffic to appropriate areas on-site
  • Updating production records where necessary
  • Ensuring scorecards and KPIs are up to date
  • Ensuring weighbridge register is up to date
  • Ensuring financial department requirements are met
  • Standing in for other administrators on-site
  • Inputting into AS400 where required and issue relevant reports

There will be a three month probationary period for this role.

The salary will be dependant on experience and qualifications. Please click here for a download of the full job and competency specifications.

Application should be made in writing, marked Private & Confidential, to:

Kelly Trown
William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd
Firth Road

or by e-mail to

Posted: 19th September 2014


Maintenance Fitter - Lincoln

We are recruiting for a maintenance fitter. the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and undertaking servicing of the manufacturing facility and its equipment at the Lincoln plant, although working at other sites may be required.

Equipment to be maintained includes:

Storage hoppers, conveyor systems including belt and roller type, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, motor/gearbox assemblies, extraction systems (LEVs), automated bagging and packaging equipment, industrial vehicles including loading shovels.

the candidate will also be responsible for assisting the maintenance manager in the implementation of a full preventative maintenance programme, as well as supporting in the completion of engineering projects and facility improvements.

Essential skills/knowledge:

  • NVQ level 3 apprenticeship in a mechanical engineering discipline
  • Pneumatic/hydraulic experience
  • For lift truck licence - internal training will be provided
  • Experience working within PPM/TPM systems
  • Fabrication/welding experience
  • Knowledge and experience of automated bagging and packaging machinery
  • Knowledge and experience of conveyor systems
  • Ability to read engineering and technical drawings
  • Proficient wit relevant health and safety regulations (including PUWER, LOLER, Abrasives wheels, working at height, permits to work)
  • Must be proactive and able to work as part of a team or unsupervised
  • Experience of working in a fast faced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to undertake root cause analysis and implement corrective actions
  • Undertake routine maintenance and complete maintenance records - including part requests
  • Undertaking and assisting with risk assessments

Desirable knowledge:

  • Understand of electrical systems and basic fault finding
  • Knowledge of PLC systems
  • Safety qualifications - IOSH, NEBOSH or similar
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft office programmes
  • FMCG experience

Application should be made in writing, marked Private & Confidential, to:

Kelly Trown
William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd
Firth Road

or by e-mail to

Posted: 19th September 2014


Maintenance Electrician - Lincoln

We have a vacancy for a full time position of maintenance electrician in Lincoln.

Duties include, but a re not restricted to:

1. Large and small scale projects (led by the engineering manager)

  • Hands-on activities for machine installation, commissioning and setting up machines.

2. Maintenance

  • Planned and breakdown machine maintenance.
  • Root cause analysis with regard to breakdowns to prevent recurrence.
  • Order spare and control stocks.
  • General property maintenance.

3. Value engineering/cost saving

  • Continuous improvement activities including productivity and quality
  • Energy, water and gas saving initiatives.

Health, Safety & Environment

  • Schedule periodic inspections/PAT/fire alarm testing, etc.
  • Risk assessments and method statements instilled in every aspect of duties.
  • General improvement to make the site a safer place.

The Candidate

Applicants should have:

  • Engineering HND or be a qualified electrician/filler, 17th Edition Electrical
  • Hands-on approach, ideally with FLT, lading shovel and MEWP licences
  • Ideally possess a NEBOSH qualification.
  • An innovative approach and ability to identify cost savings and eliminate waste.

Appropriate training will be provided depending on the candidate's qualifications, experience and the business needs.

The salary will be dependant on experience and qualification. Extra hours, periods of 24 hours on call and attending emergency breakdowns may be required.

 Applications should be made in writing, marked Private & Confidential, to:

Mike Goldacre
William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd
Firth Road

or by e-mail to

Posted: 22nd September 2014


Mixing Plant Charge Hand - Lincoln

We have a vacancy for a full time mixing plant charge hand in Lincoln.

The post holder is a member of the production staff and reports to the production supervisor or a more senior member of the production management team.

The post holder is responsible for supervision of production team member, including agency staff. This may include the provision of guidance, basic training and communicating best practice.

Main Duties

  • You will supervise production rates, standardised working, process improvement and co-ordinate production team members.
  • You will have authority over production team members for the responsibilities outlined above, however overall responsibility for the team including yourself lies with the production supervisor.
  • You will report directly to the production supervisor who will address any administration issues (including disciplinary affairs) for the production team members.

Your core duties are to co-ordinate the production team:

  • Standardised working to ensure productivity, quality, health and safety and environmental matters.
  • Job rotation for the team members and training/coaching where appropriate.
  • Ensure accurate stock takes and material control,
  • Ensure accuracy of data capture and recording/reporting.
  • You will be a member of the management team, as such your behaviour should reflect your position.

General Duties:

  • The post holder is required to conduct themselves in accordance with their contract of employment and the company handbook.
  • The post holder must to the best of their knowledge and experience carry work in such a manner so as not to endanger their own health and safety, that of their colleagues, the company's clients, the general public, our suppliers or the environment.
  • The post holder shall do their utmost to protect and enhance the company's commercial and financial wellbeing and reputation.
  • The post holder may be required to be called upon to carry out other reasonable requests/duties for the company at the discretion of his or her line manager.
  • Engage in training, development and education in order to keep skills and knowledge current and to strive for continual improvement.
  • This job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. There shall be a requirement to carry out other duties which the company believes are within your capability.

Applications should be made in writing, marked Private & Confidential, to:

Johan Scott
William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd
Firth Road

or by e-mail to

Posted: 23rd September 2014


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