Mars UK • United Kingdom

Grinder Operator

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Grinder Operator

£25,000 base pay + shift allowance, annual bonus, amazing benefits and overtime available

Castle Cary, Somerset

Do you come from a Process Operative, Machine Operative, Factory Operative background?

Would you like the opportunity to join a company that values employees and progression?

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a grinding operator to work within our Castle Cary site across rotating shifts; the grinder operator will be responsible for working the grinding machine to contribute to the manufacture of a consistently high-quality product.

With excellent training and progression opportunity available, the role is suited to somebody who is willing to learn and take their career to the next level.

Grinder Operator key responsibilities:

  • As the Grinder Operator you will maintain excellent extruder efficiency in line with the set plan and escalate any deviation from standard or plan

  • Support peers in achieving highest Safety, Quality and Efficiency standards throughout the processing area

  • Be responsible for the achievement of GMP/GHP process score

  • Ensure cleaning regimes are upheld and fulfilled to the highest standard

  • Ensure Critical Control Points and mandatory Quality checks are completed as required and deviations are escalated through FMOS using the appropriate channel

  • The Grinder Operator will be a flexible member of the team that does what is required to ensure maximum efficiency and output of the line whilst adhering to our Quality & Safety procedures

  • The Grinding Operator will be required to have a broad understanding of the area operation and how it interfaces with different parts of the plant

Grinder Operator skills and experience:

  • Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent)

  • Workable Written and Spoken English

  • Experience in an FMCG Manufacturing environment preferred but not essential

  • Experience from a similar role essential; you could have worked as a manufacturing operative; extrusion operative; machinery operative; factory operative etc.

  • Flexibility, Team Player and Great Communication Skills

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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