An Irish Family Business Since 1982

Potatoes, Fruit, Vegetables, Salads & Organics



Meade Potato Company is one of the country’s largest growers, packers and distributors of fresh produce to the retail market.  We are situated in Lobinstown, Navan, Co. Meath and currently employ approx. 240 staff directly and over 300 indirectly. Meade Potato Co. offers over 100 different lines of produce of the highest quality in freshness, appearance and taste, delivered by a supply chain that prides itself on its efficiency.


Forklift Operator

The role requires the Forklift operator to effectively and efficiently perform their daily tasks to the highest level of hygiene, food safety and health and safety standards, meeting all targets and reporting all issues. The role will report directly to the warehouse manager/ supervisor and will involve the employee being an integral part of the team, working together and meeting production plans.


Key roles & responsibilities

  • Loading/unloading of produce using forklifts/ pallet trucks, picking orders and counting/ signing paperwork will be required.
  • Ensuring an excellent level of accuracy and attention to detail is provided when picking customer orders.
  • Take part in all training provided, when requested–Manual Handling Training, Forklift/ pallet truck training, etc.
  • Ability to take instruction but also ability to work on own initiative
  • Other ad hoc duties as requested or directed by management


Key behaviours/ Competencies

  • Minimum of 2 years forklift/ pallet truck experience
  • Experience in loading racking/ pallet trucks would be an advantage
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekends, night shifts, early starts and late finishes as required


 To apply for this position, email the HR department at



Quality Technician


The role of the Quality Control Technician is to work closely with the Quality Manager in maintaining Quality Control / HACCP procedures on a daily basis, testing and examining all produce to ensure the highest standard of quality is achieved for all customers.


Key Duties & responsibilities

  •          Carrying out quality inspections on produce at intake, repack and finished product stage.
  •          Completion of daily record keeping E.g. intake and dispatch checks etc. Sending Quality reports to Suppliers, reviewing raw material quality on a continuous basis and communicating any quality issues to production/ purchasing departments.
  •          Ensuring HACCP principles are continuously met for product safety and process control.
  •          Ensuring BRC and TFMS (Tesco) requirements are maintained as set down in the relevant standard and ensuring traceability is maintained for all lines.
  •          Ensuring and cross-checking traceability for each delivery and contact all suppliers to obtain traceability in advance
  •          Assist in carrying out internal audits on a routine basis/ ensuring that the factory is compliant with all health & safety/ quality regulations


Qualifications/ experience

  •          Degree in Food Science or similar
  •          Minimum of 2 + years’ experience in the Agri-Food sector is essential.
  •          BRC / IFS Food Safety Certification, HACCP, Bord Bia, Food Service and Retailer Codes of Practices and food manufacturing is essential.


Key behaviours/ Competencies

  •          Ability to work on own initiative, be self-motivated and have the ability to work under pressure
  •          Build a good working relationship with other departments within the company
  •          Excellent verbal/ communication skills
  •          Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  •          Excellent attention to detail skills in relation to quality, traceability and labelling
  •          Flexible to the needs of the business


To apply for this position, email the HR department at


Food Production Operatives


Meade Potato Company is currently seeking Food Production Operatives to start with immediate effect. Reporting to the Team Leader and / or Warehouse Manager, this role requires the Warehouse Operative to effectively and efficiently perform their daily work tasks to the highest level of hygiene, food safety and health and safety standards, meeting all targets and reporting all issues.


Key Duties & Responsibilities

  •          Duties will include some or all of the following duties-grading produce, box building, hand packing, order picking, labelling and assembly- close attention to detail is required at all levels of this production process.
  •          Quality inspection of fresh produce is required- picking bruised foods, mixing batches, weighing ingredients, the running and monitoring of machines and the general housekeeping of the production line.
  •          Loading/unloading of produce, picking orders, wrapping pallets and checking paperwork can also be required.
  •          Take instruction on work to be completed from your respective line leader / warehouse manager accordingly
  •          Be flexible and willing to join different production lines – as requested
  •          Fulfilling customer orders to the highest standards.
  •          Ensuring an excellent level of accuracy and attention to detail is provided when picking customer orders


Key Behaviours/ Competencies

  •          Ability to work overtime/ weekends and at short notice
  •          Hard working, motivated, flexible & ability to work well under pressure
  •          Experience preferable in food industry


*Due to our rural location, there is no public transport network serving the area*

To apply for this position, email the HR department at



Maintenance Fitter


Meade Potato Company are currently recruiting a Maintenance Fitter to join our expanding maintenance team. The role is suitable for a motivated individual who is capable of working with complex mechanical and electrical production lines in a fast paced environment.


Key Duties & Responsibilities

  •          Carry out preventative, emergency and predictive maintenance of all equipment throughout the factory
  •          Liaise with and assist any 3rd party contractors in carrying out their duties on site.
  •          Troubleshoot with respect to repair of all equipment on the production floor, whilst ensuring downtime is kept to a minimum
  •          Maintain a high standard to Health & Safety during maintenance work.
  •          Complete all required documentation accurately.
  •          Conduct mechanical and electrical repairs within the factory


Qualifications/ Experience

  •          FAS mechanical diploma/ Trade certificate
  •          At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  •          Electrical experience would be an advantage
  •          Experience in pneumatics would be beneficial
  •          Knowledge of CMMS systems is desirable
  •          Previous experience with packaging equipment in an FMCG environment is highly desirable
  •          Full clean driving licence
  •          Flexibility in relation to working hours, the role will entail evenings/ weekend work.


 Key behaviours/ Competencies

  •          Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  •          Self-motivated and energetic
  •          Be health & safety conscious
  •          Work efficiently as part of a team and also on own initiative


If you have the necessary skills and experience for this position, please apply via email the HR department 


These job descriptions are written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the business and the role develop. The various roles require flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the company need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed in this job description.


We aim to provide feedback to all applicants, but due to the volume of applications being received we are not always able to do this; if you do not receive any form of communication from us within 2 weeks of the closing date for submitting applications, then unfortunately your application was not successful on this occasion. We will however retain your CV on file, should another position become available in the future.