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Mars Pet Care & Treats

Birstall, Leeds

£19,000 – £23,000 depending on experience and shift pattern + excellent benefits    


Mars is a family owned company with worldwide annual sales of over $33 billion. Since 1932 Mars has been producing much loved brands in the UK including PEDIGREE, WHISKAS, MARS, GALAXY, MALTESERS, EXTRA, UNCLE BEN’S and FLAVIA. In the UK, Mars employs nearly 4,000 Associates across six key segments; Petcare, Chocolate, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience and Gum and Confections.


Our Mars Pet Care & Treats factory in Birstall, Leeds is the innovation centre for pet snacks and treats producing products such as DENTASTIX, JUMBONE and MARKIES. The site has received £multi-million investments over the last few years and to help support us in our growth, we currently have a number of exciting Production Operator vacancies.


The role of a Production Operator is to operate, control and monitor machinery to optimise efficiency, product quality and safety. Our Production Operators play a key role, contributing to the production of over 30,000 tonnes of product annually. Other key responsibilities include;


·         Ownership of your own safety and the safety of those around you.

·         Regular quality checks to ensure we are producing first class products.

·         Ownership of high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in your area.

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

·         Challenge the norm to identify and propose ideas and solutions that will increase efficiency in production, product quality, reduce cost or save time.

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

·         Have a logical approach, the ability to fault find and perform basic mechanical maintenance activities.

·         Willing to work 12 hour shifts that include a mixture of days, nights and weekends.


It would be great if you had experience in a fast-moving production environment or experience in a role that requires mechanical skills. However, the ability to work effectively in a team and identify and solve problems is really what we are looking for as we can train you in the mechanical aspects of the role. Therefore we will consider a variety of backgrounds; perhaps you are a mechanic, engineer or electrician looking for a career change. You will however need to have GCSE level or equivalent in Maths and English at grade C or above.


The Benefits

We offer a starting salary between £19,000 - £23,000 (including shift increment) depending on experience and shift pattern + attractive benefits including bonuses, pension, life assurance, health insurance and a strong commitment to personal development.


For more information about what it is like to work at Mars and to apply, please click the button below.

 Applications will be reviewed regularly. Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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 reque

About Mars

Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned company founded in 1911 and employing more than 65,000 associates at over 370 sites, including 135 factories, in 68 countries worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, U.S.A., Mars, Incorporated is one of the world's largest food companies, generating global sales of more than $28 billion annually and operating in six business segments: Chocolate, Petcare, Wrigley Gum and Confections, Food, Drinks, and Symbioscience. These segments produce some of the world's leading brands: Chocolate - M&M'S(r), SNICKERS(r), DOVE(r), GALAXY(r), MARS(r), MILKY WAY(r) and TWIX(r) Petcare - PEDIGREE(r), WHISKAS(r), SHEBA(r), CESAR(r), NUTRO(r), GREENIES(r), and ROYAL CANIN(r); Wrigley - ORBIT(r), EXTRA(r), STARBURST(r), DOUBLEMINT(r) and SKITTLES(r); Food - UNCLE BEN'S(r), DOLMIO(r), EBLY(r), MASTERFOODS(r) and SEEDS OF CHANGE(r); Drinks - KLIX(r) and FLAVIA(r); Symbioscience - WISDOM PANEL(tm), SERAMIS(r), CIRKUHEALTH(tm) and COCOAPRO(r).

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