Mars UK • United Kingdom

Packing Operator

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Packing Operator

An industry competitive salary of £24 – 25k (base salary, shift bonus and 6% additional variable pay on top), paid overtime, a competitive pension and private healthcare + generous paternity pay for 6 months (up to 90%)

Due to continued expansion we have a fantastic opportunity to join our Petcare brand at Castle Cary as a Packing Operator.

The Packing Operator will be a multi-skilled packing associate who is responsible for achieving maximum efficiency of our packing lines whilst ensuring the highest safety and quality standards are maintained. The purpose of the job is to efficiently run packing machines in the factory to ensure adherence to the production plan. The packing operator will also play a pivotal role in identifying and delivering continuous improvement projects within the packing hall.

Packing Operator main duties include:

  • As a packing operator you will maintain excellent packaging line 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 packing hall

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

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

  • Actively participate in Operational processes that support the improvement of our business performance

Packing Operator skills/experience required:

  • Communicative Written and Spoken English

  • Experience in a similar role- you could have worked as a Packing Operative; Packaging Operator; Production Operative; Warehouse Operative etc.


  • Excellent career opportunities and the chance to complete in-house training and qualifications

  • We are a company that understands the importance of a work-life balance

  • Health and wellness programs

  • Financial protection

  • Flexible policies to suit a multitude of lifestyles

  • Fantastic rewards based on capability and performance

  • Brilliant pension contribution and retirement saving options

If you are looking for a new adventure and an opportunity to work for a global, successful leader, we would love to hear from you! Apply today and we can chat!

"We are committed to equal opportunity employment practices."

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

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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.

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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
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022