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Logistics Operative

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 2 shift / 5 day shift pattern - 6.00am to 2.00pm / 1.30pm to 9.30pm Monday to Friday
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: £23,141 - with a full FLT licence

A little bit about us…

Muntons is a significant global supplier to the food and drinks industry with a combined output of around 240,000 tonnes of malted products per year. We supply global multinational drinks companies, major regional food and drink companies, all the way through to start-ups and small independent craft brewers around the world. Malt is the primary raw material for beer and malt whisky. Malted ingredients are used in a variety of applications within food, drinks and baking industries. This role is an opportunity to join the business at an exciting time. In recent years, the business has invested heavily in both the grain intake and maltings facility (excess of £13million) and we believe our grain intake to be one of the best in the industry.  We are looking for a keen candidate to help steer the team, whilst upholding our quality standards. 

We offer….

  • Full training for the role
  • Competitive salary reviewed annually, with a starting rate of £23,141
  • Company profit based bonus
  • Company pension contribution at 5%
  • Health Cash Plan with Reward Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Free onsite car parking

The Candidate will …

  • Be a competent forklift truck driver 
  • Be a competent shunter driver - preferred (training can be provided)
  • Be self-confident and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Capable of meeting the physical demands of the role
  • Be open, honest and professional
  • Ensure that you follow all Company policies and rules
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Be self-motivated and enthusiastic

The Role…

In this role you will be part of the Logistics team responsible for the storage, assembly and despatch of palletised Muntons Ingredients.

• To assemble customer orders and accurate completion of despatch paperwork.
• Check incoming finished goods from the production area.
• Loading vehicles ensuring that Hazard and Critical Control Point controls are strictly adhered to.
• To work flexibly and respond to the changing demands of the work.
• Housekeeping and cleanliness of storage areas to be maintained to a very high standard with the emphasis on an effective use of the storage space available
• Ability to support and drive continuous change.



 


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Closing Date: Sunday, 16th October 2022
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Multi-skilled Shift Engineer

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 42 hours per week. Panama Shifts
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

We have the opportunity to continue with the development of the Engineering team to provide 24/7 engineering support cover across our site.

The Job:
To be part of the Muntons Site Engineering Team responsible for the maintenance, maximising machine availability and continued efficient running of the mill, malt extract, band drier, spray drier, homebrew, maltings and site services.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary reviewed annually
  • Company profit based bonus
  • Company pension contribution at 5%
  • Health Cash Plan with Reward Scheme
  • 24 hour welfare help support line
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible working arrangement
  • On-site parking

Principle Responsibilities:

  • To carry out plant modifications, planned maintenance and small engineering projects
  • To provide dynamic and proactive response to engineering breakdowns
  • To proactively contribute towards maximising machine availability and efficiency
  • To maintain correct health & safety standards at all times

The Candidate:

  • A trained engineer who is both mechanically and electrically skilled
  • Conversant with PLCs and process control equipment.
  • Ability to work to challenging deadlines and quick response times
  • Flexible to respond to the changing demands of the role
  • Conversant with Continuous Improvement and TPM techniques.
  • Ideally from a food manufacturing background
  • Able to work using own initiative delivering high standard of work with minimal supervisory input.

Hours of Work:

  • Average 42 hours per week
  • 12 hour Panama shift pattern to incorporate full 24/7 coverage of the site.

Reporting to:
Engineering Team Leader


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Closing Date: Monday, 3rd October 2022
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Maltings Despatch Operator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Mon - Fri, 38.25 Hours/week - Rotating 5 day shift with some 12 hour shifts
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Full salary approx. £24,000

The Job

In this role you will operate plant and equipment for despatch and malt movements at Stowmarket Maltings compliance with Company policy on health & safety, food safety, environmental issues, and other relevant standards as applicable.  You will also be responsible for maintaining plant hygiene levels, records and cleaning schedules and will liaise with and assist other departments as required. In this role you will also be required to cover shift operators (12 hours) on a rota basis.

What we offer…

  • Competitive salary reviewed annually
  • Company profit based bonus
  • Company pension contribution at 5%
  • Health Cash Plan with Reward Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible working arrangement
  • On-site parking

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To carry out malt transfer, screening and despatch duties as required
  • To carry out plant cleaning as detailed in hygiene schedules or as requested.
  • To assist in ensuring continued compliance with relevant standards and in working towards achievement of any new relevant standard.
  • To assist other departments as requested.

Skills required.

  • To effectively carry out malt transfer and despatch duties, ensuring loads are blended, transferred correctly, and ensure the cleanliness and compliance of malt vehicles prior to loading/lining containers.
  • The ability to maintain plant hygiene levels to required standards
  • To be a flexible member of the team
  • To contribute to the overall effective and compliant operation of the site.
  • To be open, honest, and professional and to do the right thing, the right way

 


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Closing Date: Thursday, 13th October 2022
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Malt Production Manager

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 Hours per week - Monday to Friday. 37.5 Hours per week - Monday to Friday - To be worked Flexibly to meet the demands of the role
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: £36,000 to £38,000

Would you like to join an award-winning global company to grow your experience in a managerial role?

We are looking for a confident and creative Malt Production Manager to join our dynamic team within a respected maltings supplying many of the world’s favourite food and drinks brands. The company has a world-leading sustainability programme that runs through every aspect of the business with ambitions to be carbon neutral by 2030.

This role is the result of expansion, and the successful candidate will enjoy the opportunity to grow their skills and responsibilities as well as bring their own ideas to an open and forward-thinking team. 

The day-to-day challenges of a typical operational managerial role will bring variety and require thinking on your feet; taking pride in ensuring products consistently meet the highest quality standards. 

Together with two other Production Managers, you will report directly to the Maltings Manager and be responsible for key operations within the maltings, including barley intake and long-term storage, malt production across two manufacturing plants and bulk malt despatch. 

The role will suit a natural people manager. Confident in allocating tasks and areas of focus, being a visible leader for great service; coaching and motivating the team to work together productively, and solving performance issues – giving honest feedback, supporting people through change and setting expectations. There is an established training and development programme to support and enhance your transferable skills. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring day-to-day production operation is maintained.
  • Managing the operating staff (in total, a team of 17 managed by 3 Production Managers).
  • Maintaining systems and processes within the areas to ensure compliance guidelines are adhered to.
  • Ensuring that food hygiene standards are preserved and improved for the areas and pest management.
  • In time, after appropriate orientation, develop a production plan in line with customer forecasts.
  • Key focus on quality, from raw materials through to despatch.
  • Monitoring Health and Safety in the workplace and improving standards in line with company policy.
  • Taking a hands-on approach to problem solving. As part of a small team, being involved in practical issues along with clerical tasks is integral to the role.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Proven track record in production management; with a minimum of 3 years in manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of malt production, with the ability to be dynamic within the role.
  • If no formal malt/brewing qualifications are held, the desire to complete further training.
  • Experience of Health and Safety management within manufacturing facilities.
  • Strong leadership qualities, to enable team development.
  • Ambition to progress within a robust business, that invests in its people.
  • Either have experience of or be willing to join on call rota.

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Closing Date: Friday, 30th September 2022
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Manufacturing Technician

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 h/w. 2 shift / 5 day pattern
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Start: £23,141. Technical: £24,318 per year

The Job:
To be part of a team that ensures the production of both home beer and home winemaking kits.  Maintaining line performance against production plan, hygiene, safety and Trading Standards requirements at all times whilst embracing a “Lean” culture and having a “can do” attitude.

We offer….

  • Full training for the role
  • Competitive salary reviewed annually.
  • Company profit based bonus
  • Company pension contribution at 5%
  • Health Cash Plan with Reward Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Free onsite car parking

You will be….
•   Mechanically competent with the ability to demonstrate and apply engineering knowledge and basic maintenance expertise.
•   Competent in using computer based recording and maintenance management systems.
•    A qualified fork lift licence (desirable)
•    Able to work to and follow written procedures
•    Somebody who embraces a challenge.
•    Able to contribute to a team environment

In this role you will be….
•    Running, optimising, setting, maintaining and cleaning production equipment for both home beer and home wine making kits.
•    Undertaking activities that include plant set up, maintenance and fault diagnosis.
•    Ensuring line performance meets production plans.
•    Applying technical knowledge, mechanical and basic maintenance expertise to optimize plant performance.
•    Maintaining good housekeeping, GMP and safety standards in production packing and storage areas.
•    Maintaining Trading Standards requirements.
•    Monitoring, recording and maintaining stock levels.
•    Ensuring product is within specification.
•    Coaching and training other operatives.

Shift Pattern:  2 shift 5 day


 


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Closing Date: Thursday, 29th September 2022
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Peating Plant Shift Relief Operator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Average of 42 hours per week
Location: Driffield, East Ridings Of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Salary: Basic: £24,000 per annum. Likely: £31,000 per annum.

Do you want to make a difference in a small team where your efforts directly affect the performance of the plant?

 

We offer….

  • Full training for the role
  • Competitive salary reviewed annually
  • Company profit based bonus
  • Company pension contribution at 5%
  • Healthcare Schemes
  • Discounts at 100s of Retailers
  • Life assurance
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Equivalent to 33 days paid holiday
  • Opportunity to achieve technical pay supplement
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Overtime supplement:  Weekdays & Saturdays x 1.5, Sunday x 2
  • Company Share Scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Paid Sickness Absence and Compassionate Leave
  • 24 hour Welfare Support Helpline
  • Company clothing and full PPE provided
  • Key Worker status
  • Annual Engagement Survey

The Job:

In this role you will be part of the Peating Plant production team at our Tithe Top site near Huggate, East Yorkshire.  You will be responsible for maintaining the production plant and general duties, assisting in the safe and efficient production and despatch of peated malt to distilleries.  As Shift Relief you will be trained to full operator level so that you can provide cover for holiday, sickness absences and any other potential absences e.g. training.  When not providing shift relief cover you will work a day pattern.

You will learn to ….

  • Provide shift relief as required for operators working a 12 hour shift pattern.
  • Operate plant and equipment
    • Malt Intake – tipping wagons
    • Kiln – monitoring program and temperatures
    • Peat Furnace – maintain correct burn and load peat
    • Operate a bagging line
    • Forklifts and telehandler
    • Malt blending and despatch – use of computer system and dealing with hauliers/drivers
    • Lining and loading shipping containers
  • Maintain plant hygiene levels, records and cleaning schedules.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and perform or assist with breakdowns and plant repair.

You will have the opportunity to ….

  • Manage your own day
  • Directly affect the performance of the plant
  • Learn and grow with the team
  • Get your opinions heard
  • Make a difference everyday
  • Be part of a traditional artisan craft on the newest peating plant in the country
  • Enjoy working in a rural setting
  • Visit Flamborough Maltings, Bridlington to assist their team from time to time.

Hours of work: 

  • Standard working week alternating between three or four 12 hour shifts per week between Monday to Friday (6.00 am to 6.00 pm).
  • Shift relief will include 12 hour nights and weekend working to cover 24/7 production throughout the year.

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Closing Date: Friday, 30th September 2022
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Multi-skilled Engineer

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 h/w
Location: Driffield, East Ridings Of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Salary: £34,275 per annum plus call outs

Do you want to make a difference in a small team where your efforts directly affect the performance of the plant?

We offer….

  • Full training for the role
  • Competitive salary reviewed annually
  • Company profit based bonus
  • Company pension contribution at 5%
  • Healthcare Schemes
  • Discounts at 100s of Retailers
  • Life assurance
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Equivalent to 33 days paid holiday
  • Opportunity to achieve technical pay supplement
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Overtime supplement:  Weekdays & Saturdays x 1.5, Sunday x 2
  • Company Share Scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Paid Sickness Absence and Compassionate Leave
  • 24 hour Welfare Support Helpline
  • Company clothing and full PPE provided
  • Key Worker status
  • Annual Engagement Survey

The Job …

In this role you will be part of the site Engineering Team to work predominately at our new peating plant facility at Tithe Top, near Huggate, East Yorkshire. 

 You will …

  • Carry out plant modifications, planned maintenance and small engineering projects
  • Provide dynamic and proactive response to engineering breakdowns
  • Proactively contribute towards maximising machine availability and efficiency
  • Maintain correct health & safety standards at all times
  • Complete PM tasks and update computerised maintenance management system (CMMS)

 You will have the opportunity to ….

  • Manage your own day
  • Make a difference every day
  • Learn and grow with the team
  • Drive continuous improvement through your experience and knowledge
  • Be involved in every aspect of the plant
  • Evolve with the role

You will bring the following skills …

  • Mechanical and electrical skills with BS7671 (17th or 18th Edition) Certification
  • Familiarity with PLC and process control equipment.
  • Self-motivated “can do” attitude

 Hours of Work:

  • An average of 37.5 hrs / week with a flexible approach, to ideally work around key production times.
  • Paid out of hours call out support.

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Closing Date: Saturday, 22nd October 2022
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The Company’s production processes operate in accordance with BRC Food Factory hygiene requirements. As such, all jewellery including rings, chains, watches, earrings or body piercings etc. are prohibited from being worn in any production, packing or despatch areas of the factory. Additionally protective equipment including hair nets and if appropriate beard snoods are required to be worn in these areas.

The Company also operates a complete ban on smoking in any building, site or vehicle owned or controlled by the Company and takes a zero tolerance approach to breaches of this policy. Equally the Company does not permit the use of electronic cigarettes or nicotine inhaler devices. Most shifts are of 8 or 12 hour duration with little or no opportunity to leave site during the working day. If you smoke and cannot abstain from smoking for this period of time, please carefully consider the appropriateness of any application you make for employment with us.

If you require any further information please email: hr@muntons.com