Bon­ing Hall Operatives

We are recruiting for full-time Boning Hall Operatives to join our production team in Ballymena.

Monday – Friday (6:00am – 2:30pm)

Competitive salary and benefits

Job Purpose:

To prepare primal cuts to meet the required customer specification

Main Duties:

  • Work as part of the Boning Hall team, on the specific job designated by your Senior Team Leader or Manager.
  • Remove primal cuts from carcass cuts following the correct cutting lines and seams for the station you are operating.
  • Ensure that any bones removed are to the required customer specification and ensure yields are achieved.
  • Visually check the primal you are trimming has been removed from the carcass following the correct cutting lines as to meet the customer specification and ensure yields are achieved.
  • Correct any “defects” that may occur with the primals to bring them into specification, these may include, bone chips, cartridge, tendons, lymph nodes, seam fat and foreign muscle.
  • Trim the primal to the relevant customer specification, putting any trim removed in the correct container. Specifications will include, muscle content, external fat depth and visual lean.
  • Ensure you fully understand and comply with company requirements regarding Health and Safety and Hygiene, including PPE.
  • Any other duties within the competency of the post holder as directed by management.

Requirements, Experience and Person Specification:

  • Accuracy / attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Time management skills
  • Performance driven
  • Results and customer oriented
  • Understanding of key safety, legality and quality factors involved in the manufacture of pork products and how to apply this information in practice


Apply now by forwarding your CV & covering letter to the Ballymena HR team at: or call us for more information on: (028) 2588 1180

Full Job Description available on request

Closing Date: 30th June 2022 (please note that should we receive significant interest, this closing date may be brought forward)

If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying.

We are looking for candidates for a variety of roles across the site in Ballymena. We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture is key to creating a unique competitive advantage and to fostering a happy and positive community at Cranswick PLC.