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Experienced Mill Operative

Requisition ID 37705
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-LT2
Posting Type LI
Posting Type [[CareerBuilder]]


Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About Kerry


A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role


Our Gainsborough site based in Lincolnshire is home to over 100 employees. We currently have a vacancy for an Experienced Mill operative.


Reporting to the Manufacturing Team Leader, the mill operative's role is to continually develop your Production area to support the delivery of the site plan. You will be responsible of a small team working on various processes which include Wheat cleaning, Mill Process, Flour Heat Treatment and Mill Hygiene, to ensure your designated area delivers against its KPI’s, where people at all levels expect to be held accountable for delivery of their commitments. The successful candidate will deliver a team attitude and consistent use of process, systems & procedures to ensure production plans are optimised & non-value-added activities eliminated. You will set high standards & lead by example, providing flexibility for the site as business needs change.


Key responsibilities


  • Intaking and transfer of raw material, responsible for overseeing the damping, gristing and conditioning times to ensure flour quality.
  • Maintaining product quality, extraction rate and plant capacity.
  • Flour production to specification, minimising waste and remix of products.
  • Monitor mill machinery for potential maintenance including regular inspection and assessment.
  • Proactively seeks and supports the plant goals and vision in accordance with Kerry’s Milling’s strategic vision
  • Accurately record and maintain all designated paperwork systems to support traceability, protect product quality and reflect mill operations
  • Monitor the smooth running of machinery, taking actions and solving problems (non-engineering) to minimise stoppages and increase efficiencies, escalating issues where necessary

Qualifications and skills


  • Proven experience within a manufacturing / engineering environment, ideally within FMCG & within the Flour milling Industry
  • Experience of automated process lines
  • Good understanding & interpretation of data
  • Food experience (desirable)
  • Continuous Improvement qualification (desirable)
  • Previous Flour Milling experience (desirable)
  • NABIM qualifications would be Highly desirable
  • Position requires standing and walking for long periods, climbing stairs and ladders, working with tools, working within close-confined spaces, and working within extreme temperatures.


What's in it for you?


Permanent contract with a generous annual salary plus shift premium of 44%


Attractive shift patterns


Matched pension contributions


Access to an employee assistance program


Access to an employee benefits platform

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