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Job Description

Job Description:

Process Operator

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Industry competitive salary of £28,000 - £33,500 (including base salary, company bonus and shift allowance) plus competitive pension and private healthcare

We have several exciting opportunities for individuals with production or machine operator experience to join the Mars Petcare team at our Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire site.

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.

The factory is within driving distance of Derby, Nottingham, Oakham, Grantham and Leicester and is within walking distance to the train station.

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

What are we looking for?

  • Production Operator experience in a fast-paced factory environment.

  • Experience with 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 good 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 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?

  • 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.

  • n industry competitive salary of £28,000 - £33,500 (including base salary, company bonus and shift allowance) plus a competitive pension, and private healthcare.

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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