General Operatives (4 on, 4 off shift pattern)

We are looking for reliable and hardworking individuals to join our production team as general operatives working within our chilled coding department.

Hours of Work

You will work an 8 day shift pattern. You will work 4 consecutive shifts of 12 hours per day, followed by 4 consecutive days off. In any such 8 day period, you will work 48 hours.  Hours of work are normally from 06.00-18.00. 

Rate of Pay

We are a living wage employer.  Hourly rates start at £8.72 and overtime is paid at 1.5 times the hourly rate.

Skills/Personal Attributes

  • Applicants must be aged 18 years old or older
  • Flexible to meet business needs
  • A team player
  • Self-motivated and a strong commitment to personal development
  • Professional approach and attitude

Work Environment

It is a High Care and Low Risk food production environment.  The site is a secondary processor, which means there is no gutting or filleting of fish and therefore no smell. 


Your safety is paramount to us and you will be provided with all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 


  • Free transport to and from the factory (from Peterhead and Fraserburgh)
  • Pension
  • 20 days annual leave 
  • Staff sales (products at discounted prices)
  • Opportunities for promotion

Company Culture

Thistle Seafoods has a face-paced, challenging and inclusive working environment (we have approximately 17 different nationalities on site). Employees work extremely hard and take great pride in the work they do.  We believe in providing all staff with the opportunity to develop and progress and we actively encourage internal promotion.  

If you are interested in applying for this position please fill out the below application form and send it to  

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