Title:  Filling Operative

City:  Shrewsbury
Department:  Operations & Production

Shrewsbury, GB, SY5 0BN



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 are currently recruiting for a Production (Filling) Operative to join our Minsterley site, to operate and run designated lines, achieve daily operations targets and maintain GMP standards. 


* Please not this role involves shift working – 4 on 4 off 12 hour shifts, days and nights.

* Salary £28,875


In this role the key responsibilities will include: 


• Supports to deliver the daily production plan for the line during shift worked 

• Operates plant/equipment, carrying out routine basic maintenance 

• Understands and works to achieve/exceed daily KPI targets 

• Ensures availability of materials and packaging 

• Works with Key Operators to carry out start up procedures, ensuring good manufacturing, housekeeping, hygiene, and health and safety standards throughout production 

• Ensures an effective hand over between shifts, remaining on line until relief takes over 

• Monitors product quality, highlighting non conformance and taking appropriate corrective action 

• Ensures SIC and Quality information is accurate, complete and timely 

• Completes all documentation, ensuring up to date and available 

• Trains operators, ensuring competence to perform allocated jobs 

• Leads by example encouraging appropriate behavioural standards in support of Company values and culture 

• Comply with food safety requirements, effectively control CCPs and adhere to site quality procedures 

• Maintaining Line/Area GMP standards looking to constantly improve 

• Take reasonable care for the health, safety and welfare of themselves and others that may be affected by their acts or omissions 

• To carry out any other duties that are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed 

• Actively promote and comply with all Company Policies, Procedures and Values


Key skills & experience 


• Problem identification and communication in a timely manor 

• Looking for ways to continually improve your work area 

• Hitting Targets 

• Working on high speed / High volume machines and plant 

• Prioritisation of daily tasks 

• A proven mechanical aptitude 

• Previous machine experience from within a fast moving production environment is desirable 

• Teamwork & Collaboration 

• Capability & Accountability 

• Line Efficiencies 

• Right First Time ( produces product to the required standard minimizing finished goods waste ) 

• Controlling material losses 

• Adherence to Standards (GMP) 

• H&S Statistics (e.g. Accidents and Near Misses) 

• A flexible approach; able to adapt to changing daily production plans 

• A good listener/communicator 

• Able to demonstrate initiative and prioritisation skills 


Contact Details:

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