Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Somerset


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Packaging Operator

Castle Cary

Competitive + bonus and benefits

We are currently recruiting for a number of Packaging Operators to join our growing Natural Pet Food operations team as a Packaging Operator.

The Packaging Operator will be a multi-skilled packing associate who is responsible achieving maximum efficiency of our packing lines, whilst ensuring our highest Safety and Quality standards are maintained.

The successful candidate in this role will be flexible, hardworking, have a continuous improvement mind-set, be a strong team player as well as someone who takes responsibility for their own personal development.

Key Responsibilities:

Maintain excellent packaging line efficiency in line with the set plan and escalate any deviation from standard or plan

Support peers in achieving highest Safety, Quality and Efficiency standards throughout the packing hall

Ensure cleaning regimes are upheld and fulfilled to the highest standard

Ensure Critical Control Points and mandatory Quality checks are completed as required and deviations are escalated through FMOS using the appropriate channel

Identify and deliver continuous improvement ideas to support fulfilment of the site goals & strategy

Essential Skills:

Minimum 5 GCSE Grade C of above

Excellent Written and Spoken English

Experience in FMCG Manufacturing environment

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary, bonus and range of large company benefits and a range of development and learning opportunities.

If this sounds like the right role for you, please click on the APPLY button below. We look forward to receiving your application.

"We are committed to equal opportunity employment practices."

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

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