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Peating Plant Operator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: See Information below
Location: Huggate, East Ridings Of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Salary: Approximately £35,000

A little bit about us…

Muntons is a significant global supplier to the food and drinks industry and has been producing high-quality malt and malted ingredients for some of the most famous, and well-loved brands around the globe for over 100 years. Successful and growing with customers ranging from multinational food and beverage producers to start ups and small independent craft brewers and distillers, you’re likely to have tasted our products already, without even knowing it!  You’ll find our headquarters in Suffolk, and our other production sites in East Yorkshire and Thailand.  We also have sales offices in Asia, Europe, and America.  We are passionate about malt, malted ingredients, and sustainability; being the leaders in our field we are over halfway to meeting or beating our net zero carbon target by 2050.  We continue to look to the next 100 years as a strong and sustainable global supplier of malt and malted ingredients.

In this role Muntons will provide

  • Competitive rate of pay, reviewed annually
  • Company pension contribution at 5%
  • Health Cash Plan with Reward Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Company profit based bonus
  • myStaffShop membership

The Peating Plant Operator role….

In this role you will be a key member of Peating Plant team. Carrying out production duties in all areas of the plant to agreed targets and specifications.  To maintain hygiene levels, carry out packing and storage in all site areas. 

Your key duties are:

  • To always maintain and promote correct Health & Safety standards, following the company policies and procedures, always taking a responsible and proactive approach to safety.
  • To always maintain and promote correct Environmental standards, following company policies and procedures and always taking a responsible and proactive approach to our environment.
  • To carry out cleaning as required following a “clean as you go” policy. Cleaning to the expected standard.
  • Operate the peat furnace to ensure a controlled burn. You must be confident working with fire, carrying all required fire safety steps.
  • Operate the weighbridge to weigh wagons in and out in line with the company procedure.
  • Operate plant equipment and controls using both manual controls as well as the computerised SCADA system.
  • Load containers and totes.
  • Use a telehandler and Forklift (Training provided if required).                                 
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team. You must be confident working alone with up to one half of your shifts requiring lone working.
  • Has a basic engineering knowledge to make minor repairs and safely keep machinery running. Performing preventative maintenance as well as assisting with breakdowns and plant repair. Completing all tasks to a good standard within capabilities.
  • Complete all required paperwork in line with company policy and Peating Plant Manager instructions.
  • A flexible approach to a range of tasks and work situations.
  • To be open, honest, and professional and do the right thing the right way for the company.
  • To communicate all relevant information in a professional manner.

The Candidate will have the following key behaviours and competencies…

  • Team Collaboration: Actively contributes to team working and cooperates with others, fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Task Management: Ensures tasks and activities stay on track by promptly raising any issues or concerns.
  • Problem Identification and Escalation: Identifies problems and opportunities and escalates them to the appropriate channels for resolution.
  • Performance Improvement: Actively seeks ways to improve their performance, takes pride in their work.
  • New Team Member Training: Participates in training and provides support to new team members to help them integrate into the team.
  • Alignment with Company Values: Demonstrates adherence to the company’s values and aligns their actions and behaviours.
  • Respectful and Welcoming: Promotes a welcoming environment, treating everyone equally, fairly, and with respect.
  • Proactive and Positive Attitude: Exhibits a proactive, positive, and can-do attitude towards tasks and challenges.

Hours of Work: 12 hour rotating shift pattern (2 days/ 2 nights/ 4 days off 365 days a year) giving 24/7 operational cover - 6.00 am to 6.00 pm and 6.00 pm to 6.00 am.

Averaging 42 hours per week.  


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Closing Date: Monday, 11th March 2024
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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