Mars UK • United Kingdom

Production Operative

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Production Operative

Due to continued expansion we have a fantastic opportunity to join our Petcare brand at Castle Cary as an Warehouse Operative on various shifts

(Shift 1 rotation: Monday – Friday: 22:00-06:00, 14:00-22:00 & 06:00-14:00 Shift 2 rotation: Saturday – Sunday:10:00-22:00 & 22:00-10:00)

You will be a multi-skilled 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.

Main duties include:

  • Maintaining 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

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

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

Skills/experience required:

  • Basic written and spoken English

  • Experience in a similar role in Manufacturing environment – e.g. Packing Operative; Packaging Operator; Production Operative; Warehouse Operative etc.

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 in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

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.

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
Sabbaticals
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)

57:43

Office locations

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