Title:  Production Operative

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Operations & Production

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3SQ



Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 31,000 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 1,300 farmers in Britain.Müller is ranked within the top 20 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands and is picked from shelves millions of times each year. Müller UK & Ireland includes:


Müller Milk & Ingredients which aims to be Britain’s private label dairy leader and produces branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients products. It boasts a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country.


Müller Yogurt & Desserts which is the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer which aims to create millions more Müller moments for its consumers. It is responsible for major brands like Müller Corner, Müllerlight, Müller Bliss, Müller Rice, FRijj and Müller Kefir Smoothie and produces chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International. It also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a dedicated, state of the art yogurt facility.


We’re recruiting …  Technical Operator



We are currently recruiting for a Technical Operator to join the busy Team at our Butter Plant based within our Market Drayton site. 

The role offers an excellent training plan to develop the relevant skills, qualities and career progression opportunities within this top branded UK business.

The ideal candidate will have production and technical experience within a fast moving food manufacturing environment.


Contract: Full Time / Permanent


Starting Salary: £30,247.62 per annum increasing to £35,427.73 once fully trained


Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off (4 Days and 4 Nights – 7-7)


Location: Market Drayton



Your Responsibilities:


  • Operating manufacturing machinery in accordance company procedures.
  • A proactive approach to all matters concerning Health & Safety
  • Ability to co-operate with the employer in assisting them to fulfil their statutory duties
  • Meeting operational line / plant targets / waste targets
  • Meeting Individual targets
  • Minimising machine / plant down time
  • Maintaining the hygienic standards of the production environment and general housekeeping of the working area
  • Carrying out of basic routine maintenance (mechanical aptitude is essential)
  • Striving to achieve the highest quality product, highlighting any concerns to your manager
  • Prompt fault finding and timely corrective action or escalation
  • Having a flexible approach to your work arrangements


Key skills & experience


  • Relevant food manufacturing qualification
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Relevant Health & Safety Training
  • Chemical Training
  • Mechanical Handling Equipment
  • Technical Processing Plant / Machine Knowledge
  • Continuous improvement techniques
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Good communicator – verbally and written
  • Good mechanical aptitude (Essential)





  • A competitive salary, monthly paid
  • 2x life assurance
  • Single Health Care Cash Plan.
  • Up to 5% Bonus paid annually.
  • 282 Hours of holiday.
  • Access the Müller Rewards discount scheme offering over 800 discounts online and in-store and the potential to make savings across grocery and clothes shopping, holidays, insurance, gifts and more
  • Free onsite secured colleague car parking



Contact Details:

F.A.O. UK Recruitment, Müller UK & Ireland, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3SQ