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Title:  Production Operative - Droitwich

City:  Droitwich
Department:  Operations & Production

Droitwich, GB, WR9 0NX


Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 24,000 people throughout Europe.

In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from more than 1,700 British farmers.

The Müller brand is ranked at No.7 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands, and is also the 7th most chosen brand in the UK.


We’re recruiting … Production Operatives

(Internal Applicants only)

We are currently recruiting for Production Operatives to join our Cream Department at our Droitwich site to work as part of a team and operate equipment whilst coordinating with other task areas. The role will involve the setup, monitoring and adjusting inter-related controls as the work progresses to regulate a number of variables to maintain specification. The successful candidate will monitor the product and this will include making regular quality checks/tests and recording results. You will also need to be flexible, have a strong team working ethic and be results driven.


Your challenge

In this role the key responsibilities will include:

  • To observe and promote a safe working environment to meet health and safety rules.
  • Set up, changeover and operate equipment within standard operating procedures to achieve required outputs.
  • Ensure that expected material requirements are in place, resolving materials shortages where possible, or flagging up problems, to contribute to the completion of the production plan using appropriate systems where necessary.
  • Record operating data and carry out tests/inspections to monitor trends and make running adjustments such as reduction in complaints, wastage levels are reduced.
  • Train, support and be involved in the assessments by providing feedback on other team members in both the use of specific pieces of equipment and in the completion of tasks, in own area of expertise.
  • Understand and perform housekeeping and hygiene activities on the plant and surrounding work areas to meet required schedules and standards to ensure less retests, and minimal accidents.
  • Plan and coordinate work activities and material requirements to ensure production continuity, improved efficiency, monitor yields and wastage.
  • Carry out basic problem diagnosis and call for specialist assistance when required.
  • Carry out scheduled asset care tasks and fault reporting to reduce downtime, wastage and increased efficiencies.
  • Carry out the cleaning of machines and asset care to the defined procedures and schedules.
  • Identify, communicate and implement opportunities for continuously improving working methods.
  • Carry out adhoc tasks within other departments if and when required.


Key skills & experience:

  • Basic Health and Safety and food hygiene.
  • Basic IT skills to support Microsoft office packages and bespoke systems in-house.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • A good level of numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Previous experience within product and materials.


The Company


  • Free Parking and in a relatively ‘traffic free’ area.
  • Free hot drinks and milk provided for break times
  • Computers in canteens and the learning Hub to use by all employees.
  • Regular provision of free dairy products in exit door fridges for you to take home.
  • Succession paths in place – 3 grades of Operatives, Shift Lead and then into a Dep. Manager
  • Multi-cultural and diverse – Prayer rooms and celebration of events.
  • Large canteen with hot and cold food provision.
  • To play a key role in Dairy industry – An inherent part of British Culture!


The Process

If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this role please apply at www.mullercareers.co.uk

Contact Details:

Talent Supply Team, Müller UK & Ireland, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3SQ

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