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Key Operator

LOCATION: 

West Yorkshire, YOR, GB

JOB CATEGORY:  Supply
REQUISITION NUMBER:  1279121

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Key Production Operators

£27,000 - £34,000 (Including shift pay and bonus)

 

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!

 

Mars started its Yorkshire Petfood journey when it acquired the Thomas’s factory in Halifax on 1968.  Production was later transferred to our purpose built Birstall site in 1987 long before the retail park even existed.  Many products made in the original factory are still produced (Schmackos, Markies and Aquarian) and are still in growth.

 

Due to the exponential growth of the Petcare category over the past 15 months (1.2m new dogs and 300k new cats in the UK) we now have several exciting opportunities for individuals seeking employment to join the Mars Petcare team on varied shifts at our Birstall Factory as Key Production Operators.

 

The role of a Key Production Operator is to operate, control and monitor machinery within a specified area; 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 role of production operator is one of the key roles to the business!

 

What are we looking for?

  • Educated to GCSE level
  • Experience of an FMCG environment would be desirable.
  • FLT licence would be a nice to have but not crucial.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Basic Mechanical knowledge would be desirable.
  • Understanding of SAP would be desirable.

 

What would be your key responsibilities?

 

Safety

•           To ensure their personal safety and the safety of those working around them

•           To use the KSB and Near miss system to highlight good working practices, or escalate issues.

 

Quality

•           To complete established quality checks and ensuring the production of items to defined specifications in the standard manufacturing procedure.

•           To escalate any food safety breach (CCP failure) or quality issue where needed (to colleagues, Line Leader, Team Leader or Shift Manager) and to ensure that any product below our standards is secured and the issues are resolved

•           To ensure that their line meets all hygiene and 5s standards during the shift, at handover and on shutdowns

 

Efficiency

•           To ensure the efficient operation of plant and machinery on their line in accordance with standard operating procedures.

•           To drive to achieve production targets  on a shift by shift basis (Key Performance Indicators) and to record all deviations from target and escalating any issues.

•           To ensure that performance issues in the area are identified and resolved through the Mars escalation and meeting structures.

•           To identify and resolve basic faults in processes or machines in their area

•           To carry out mechanical breakdown repairs and planned maintenance tasks once trained, ensuring all parts used are accounted for and jobs recorded in SAP PM

•           To order and manage supplies of materials required for production

 

Team

•           To supervise small teams of contractors as required in their area

•           To contribute to team engagement and take responsibility for personal engagement 

 

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • Great career progression and a range of inhouse training.
  • Pet-friendly offices, where your pet’s enjoyment, is as high on our agenda as yours.
  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance.
  • The chance to take hold of your own career and develop personally and expertly.

 

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • Great career progression and a range of inhouse training.
  • Annual bonus paid against factory and personal performance
  • Life Insurance
  • Private medical care for you and your family
  • National and Industry leading paternal leave scheme
  • Pet-friendly offices, where your pet’s enjoyment, is as high on our agenda as yours.
  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance.
  • The chance to take hold of your own career and develop personally
  • Staff discount for Mars products in staff shop

 

What the process looks like?

 

  • Fill in application
  • Phone interview with member of Mars Talent Team.
  • Face to Face interview at Birstall site with Factory tour
  • Offer & contract

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