Mars UK • United Kingdom


Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Production Operator

Birstall, UK

Salary: £25,000 - £29,000 plus annual bonus

Mars Pet Care is growing rapidly, and we’re now looking for Production Operators to join us at our production site in Birstall. Production Operators are key to us keeping cats and dogs across the UK happy, and truly creating a better world for pets.

As a Production Operator, you’ll operate, control, and monitor factory machinery. With the aim of optimizing efficiency, keeping our high product standards as well as ensuring the factory maintains a safe, professional, and clean environment.

Without production operators our products would never reach the market, so you’ll be vital to our work.

You’ll need to be ready to work a shift pattern (3 days 2 nights 5 off, 2 days 2 nights 5 off, 2 days 3 nights, 4 off)

What are we looking for?

  • You’ll need to be educated to GCSE level or above
  • You’ll be great within a team, working alongside other Associates to help us deliver our great products
  • You’ll be a strong communicator, able to read situations and act accordingly
  • Ideally, you’ll have experience within an FMCG factory environment, though this isn’t required.
  • If you hold a current FLT license, that would be a bonus (but again, not required)

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • You’ll ensure comprehensive records and logs are maintained and effective shift handovers occur
  • You’ll control and monitor machinery within a specific area in the factory to ensure product quality, safety and efficiency, whilst maintaining a clean manufacturing environment
  • You’ll carry out regular quality checks to ensure we’re meeting our own high standards
  • You’ll contribute to, support, and improve team performance by working closely with other Production Operators and Manufacturing Associates
  • You’ll be comfortable escalating issues within your area, ready and able to perform minor technical repairs and perform first-stage diagnostics on manufacturing equipment.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • We’ll give you a competitive salary and benefits package, including annual bonus, and excellent pension
  • A strong focus on your progression and development, with a development plan, and access to Mars University
  • Access to discounted product in our Mars Associate shops
  • Excellent maternity and paternity packages because we value you and your family
  • Private medical care as well as life assurance schemes


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
Bank holiday swaps

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring
Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022