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Peating Plant Shift Relief Operator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Average of 42 hours per week
Location: Bridlington, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive


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


  • To provide shift relief as required for operators working a 12 hour shift pattern.  The company will aim to give you a minimum of 24 hours notice of requirement to cover a shift.
  • To carry out cleaning as required following a “clean as you go” policy.
  • Operate plant and equipment
    • Malt Intake – tipping wagons
    • Kiln – monitoring program and temperatures
    • Peat Furnace – Maintain correct burn and loading peat
    • Manual bagging line – manual handling, use of forklift
    • Operation of forklift and telehandler
    • Malt blending and despatch – use of computer system and dealing with hauliers/drivers
    • Lining and loading shipping containers – manual work
  • Comply with company policy on health & safety, food safety, environmental issues and other relevant standards as applicable.
  • Maintain plant hygiene levels, records and leaning schedules.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and perform or assist with breakdowns and plant repair.
  • Liaise with and assist other departments as required
  • May be required to work at Flamborough Maltings, Bridlington from time to time.
  • REMOTE site and LONE working
  • Long periods without supervision – need to be a proactive worker to maintain standards


  • Manual Handling
  • Working with flames
  • Customer Services
  • Flexible Working – duties changing through the day
  • Basic engineering skills
  • IT Literate
  • FLT Licence
  • Self-confidence and reliability to work alone for long periods


You will work a day pattern alternating between three or four 12 hour shifts per week (6.00 am to 6.00 pm).  Basic hours will be Monday to Friday but shift relief cover will involve 12 hour nights and weekend working to cover 24/7 production throughout the year.    


Basic starting rate £24,000 per annum.  When working as shift relief you will receive the appropriate shift premium and could earn up to £31,000 per annum. 

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Closing Date: Friday, 10th June 2022
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Temporary - Maltings Administrator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Temporary - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 Hours per week - Monday - Friday - 08:30- 16:30
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive


In this role you will be a key member of the Maltings team, supporting the management and production team with a variety of administration tasks to ensure we meet the needs of our customers both internal and external. 


  • Ordering internal PPE in readiness for use within the production areas
  • Raise purchase orders in accordance with our PR to PO process
  • Record and submit any additional hours worked by the maltings team in accordance with our payroll calendar
  • Inputting of data on to SAP
  • General office administration tasks
  • Sort and organise paperwork after entering data to ensure archived correctly


  • A minimum of three years working in an office environment.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Energy, enthusiasm, self-motivation.
  • Be prepared to get involved outside of your comfort zone. 
  • Proven administrative ability
  • Database entry and management skills, including production of reports
  • Computer literacy - Microsoft Office, Power Point, Excel and SAP
  • The self-confidence and ability to work on your own and as part of a team


  • A confident and proactive communicator via telephone and e-mail.
  • A good team player.
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the demands of this busy role
  • Friendly and professional.
  • Well organised and have the ability to work efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Computer literacy with SAP experience and export are preferential.

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Closing Date: Friday, 10th June 2022
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Temporary - Grain Intake Harvest Help

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Temporary - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday - 08:30 - 17:00
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: 9.50 per hour



In this role you will be a member of the Intake Team. You will support the team with the intake of grain at our Stowmarket site throughout the harvest period.  This is a temporary role with the duration of the contract expected to last approximately 14 weeks.


• To sample, test and take delivery of grain deliveries to the site ensuring all loads meet the Food Safety and Quality standards required.
• To always maintain correct health and safety standards, following company policies and procedures, and always taking a generally responsive and proactive approach to safety.
• To maintain correct Food Safety, HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practice standards i.e. 
• To carry out cleaning and maintain cleaning schedules as required.
• To work flexibly and respond to the changing demands of the work, adapting to new work routines and practices accordingly.


• Be flexible and adaptable.
• Be self-motivated and enthusiastic.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• A keen eye to detail


Hours of work:  Monday to Friday 8:30 - 17:00

Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour


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Multi-skilled Engineer

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 h/w
Location: Bridlington, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

The Job – Multi-skilled Shift Engineer – Peating Plant in Huggate, East Yorkshire 

To be part of the Muntons Site Engineering Team to work predominantly at Muntons Peating Plant facility – Huggate, East Yorkshire.  Occasional work at our maltings in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

 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
  • To complete PM tasks and update computerised maintenance management system (CMMS)

 The Candidate:

  • Ideally a trained engineer with BS7671 (17th or 18th Edition) Certificate who is both electrically and mechanically skilled.
  • Experienced & Skills in Mechanical/ Electrical engineering.
  • 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:

An average of 37.5 hrs / week. This would be a required with a reasonable/flexible approach, to ideally work around key production times when able to. Exact shift working arrangements to be confirmed. 

Also, out of hours call out support required. This would be reviewed over each quarter period, and assessed.

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Closing Date: Friday, 3rd June 2022
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Shift Production Manager

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive

Salary: Very competitive DOE + benefits & bonus opportunity.

About us:

Never heard of Muntons?  Let us introduce ourselves. For 100 years, we’ve been producing high-quality malt and malted ingredients for some of the most famous, and well-loved brands around the globe.  It’s safe to say that with customers ranging from multinational food and beverage producers to craft brewers and distillers, you’re likely to have tasted our products already, without even knowing it!

You’ll find our headquarters and main manufacturing site on a 45-acre on the outskirts of the historic and bustling market town of Stowmarket in rural Suffolk with our other production sites in Yorkshire and Thailand.  We also have sales offices in Asia, Europe, and America.  We're passionate about malt and malted ingredients, and pride ourselves on delivering enjoyment to people’s lives by creating more of what they love. In 2022, we continue to be leaders of sustainability in our field and look to the future and celebrate our past.

About the role:

We are seeking an engaging Shift Production Manager for our Malted Ingredients manufacturing team.  You will:

  • Lead the team of 9 operators across 4 manufacturing areas to ensure manufacturing processes are safely under control, all products are within specification and delivered on time in full.
  • Tap into the abundance of knowledge around you and convert this into improvement plans that bring positive change and increased profitability.
  • Work collaboratively within your Shift Production Management team to ensure smooth shift transitions and deliver improving hygiene and GMP standards.
  • Ensure the training and development of your team and support their engagement and to create a flexible team that can react to business needs as they happen.
  • Demonstrate leadership with hands on support when needed but actively solve the issues that pull you away from strategic leadership.

Working hours to average 37 ½ per week on a 4 on 4 off pattern (10.5 hr shifts inc. 60 mins unpaid break earlies and lates’) to include bank holidays and weekends. 

About You:

The ideal candidate will 

  • Have a minimum 5 years management experience in food/beverage production, FMCG or pharmaceutical.  Experience in a brewing environment would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Be highly driven with a proven track record of improvements in operational effectiveness.
  • Have direct experience of H&S, Performance management, HACCP, COSHH, Hygiene/GMP.
  • Have experience of continuous improvement and delivering BIP projects.
  • Understand “recipe/process” is king mentality and be determined to deliver right first time every time.
  • Be analytical and able to gather and interpret data as part of RCA.
  • Have a proven ability to work under own initiative at pace with accuracy.
  • Be excited by a great opportunity to lead a small team for an excellent rate of pay and conditions.


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Closing Date: Tuesday, 31st May 2022
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Bulk Malt Despatch Operator

Department: Manufacturing
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Mon - Fri, 38.25 Hours/week - Rotating 5 day shift
Location: Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive


In this role you will operate the plant and equipment used for malt despatch and malt movements whilst working in compliance with Company policy on health & safety, food safety, environmental issues, and other relevant standards as applicable. You will also be responsible for maintaining the plant hygiene levels, records and cleaning schedules.    

You will also be required to cover the Maltings shift operators (12 hours) when necessary and will liaise and assist other departs as required.


  • To carry out the transfer of malt between silos.
  • To carry out all necessary checks quality procedures to ensure the suitability of shipping containers and vehicles for the loading of malt.
  • To fill multiple 20’and/or 40’ shipping containers with malt for overseas customers.
  • To fill bulk vehicles with malt for shipment to UK customers.
  • To carry out plant cleaning as detailed in hygiene schedules or as requested.
  • To assist in ensuring continued compliance with current standards and to work with the team towards the achievement of any new standard required.
  • To assist other departments as requested.


  • 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 suitable candidate will have an eye for detail and must be conscientious in their execution of tasks.
  • An enjoyment of working outside.
  • 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 at all times.


  • A salary of £23,252 upon completion of training.
  • Further training towards malting qualifications will be provided for the suitable candidate
  • Company profit based bonus
  • Company pension contribution at 5%
  • Health Cash Plan with Reward Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life assurance

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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.

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