1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Process Operator

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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

We have several exciting opportunities for enthusiastic individuals with production or machine operator experience to join and collaborate with the Mars Petcare team at our factory in Melton Mowbray.

The role of a Process Operator is to support the operating, controlling, and monitoring of machinery; to yield efficiency, produce high quality and safe petfood, and maintain a professional, clean manufacturing environment. Without the cooperation of our production team our product would never be able to reach the market, so the operator role is crucial to building 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 role will work a rotating shift pattern of 4 on 4 off; two-day shifts and two-night shifts, and then 4 consecutive days off.

What are we looking for?

  • Production Operator or similar experience in a factory environment.
  • Committed and able to learn those elements you have not done yet or have less experience in.
  • Experience facilitating CCP (‘critical control point’) or quality checks or running risk assessments.
  • Collaborator with good interpersonal skills.

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Responsible for CCP and quality checks to ensure we are producing first class products.
  • Work together with the team to run the equipment to maintain a constant flow of product to the next area.
  • Keep and share records, logs, and effective shift handovers.
  • Commit to identifying and proposing ideas and solutions that will increase efficiency in production, cost, or time.
  • Contribute and support the 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.
  • Salary of £28,000 - £33,500 (including base salary, company bonus and shift allowance) plus 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

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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