Mars UK • United Kingdom

Process Operator

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Process Operator

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Industry competitive salary plus company bonus, competitive pension and private healthcare

Due to extra demand, we have several exciting opportunities for individuals with factory or machine operator experience to join the Mars Petcare team at the Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire site.

At Mars, your pet's health is our obsession. We focus our attention on the unique needs of cats and dogs. That obsession with detail is what makes it possible for us to deliver detailed, effective nutrition, and help them become their magnificent best!

The factory is in close proximity to Derby, Nottingham, Oakham, Grantham and Leicester. Parking available on site and within walking distance to the train station.

The Process Operator will work a shift pattern of 4 on 4 off, two day shifts, two night shifts, including weekends.

The role of a Process Operator is to operate, control and monitor machinery within specified areas of the factory; to optimise efficiency, product quality and safety and maintain a professional, clean manufacturing environment. Without, the hard work of our production team our product would never be able to reach the market, so the production operator role is crucial to the business.

What are we looking for?

  • Relevant operator experience in a fast-paced factory environment.

  • Experience with at least some of the tasks listed below, such as CCP (‘critical control point’) checks, conducting quality panels, running risk assessments, etc.

  • Motivated and able to learn those elements you haven't done yet or those you have less experience in.

  • Good team player with flexible approach, and communication skills.

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Carrying out CCP checks, along with regular quality checks to ensure we are producing first class products.

  • Ensuring efficient running of equipment from your area to maintain a constant flow of product to the next area.

  • Ensure comprehensive records and logs are maintained and effective shift handovers are carried out.

  • Identify and propose ideas and solutions that will increase efficiency in production, cost or time.

  • Contribute, support and improve team performance by working collaboratively, sharing knowledge and best practices.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary of £28,000 - £34,000 (including base salary, company bonus and shift allowance) plus a competitive pension, and private healthcare.

  • 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 inhouse Mars University.

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

Flexa100 2024

1st – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

Consumer Goods

Flexa100 2023

3rd – Large companies

Industry awards 2022

Retail & Ecommerce