Senior Operator

Littleborough, Greater Manchester
16 Sep 2019
16 Oct 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Position: Senior Operator

Based: Littleborough, United Kingdom

Shift: Weekend (Fri-Sun) 12 hours night shift or (Sat, Sun) 12 hours day shift

Would you like to become a part of a leading organisation that brings the Joy of Flavour to Life and makes Every Meal and Moment Better?

We are currently looking for Senior Operator to join our team. Do you find yourself well in a fast paced, international work environment?

If so, you might be the person we are looking for! Our growth starts with yours.


  • Be responsible for and promote Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and 5S practices
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and work with the QA team to ensure the appropriate QA documentation is completed and signed off and ensure product quality
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is completed and signed off throughout the shift, including start-up checks and completed paperwork
  • Provide support to the Team Leader in daily activities and deputise for Team Leader where necessary
  • Assist in the writing, implementation and verification of SOP’s
  • Support the Team Leader in prioritising the activities of the team, ensuring that targets are communicated and labour is utilised effectively
  • Identify Continuous Improvement projects and undertake project work, as and when required
  • Adhere to health & safety regulations, ensuring that the team work within specified “safe systems of work”
  • Ensure full compliance with Company Quality, Food safety, Environmental and Health & Safety requirements
  • Ensure SAP transactions are actioned within the company’s time-frames and with precision and accuracy


  • Good literacy and numeracy skills, e.g. English and Maths O’ level / GCSE equivalent
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Level 1 food hygiene certificate
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of working in a similar hands-on role would be an advantage
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to motivate people
  • Numerate, with the ability to analyse and present accurate basic statistical data
  • Technical skills/knowledge in specific area.


Founded in Baltimore in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 11,000 employees around the world and more than $4.8 billion in annual sales in 2017, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures and food service businesses.

We have a passion for flavour. The company is serving customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and consumers can buy our brands in more than 135 markets and territories. Our industrial business flavours snacks, wraps, beverages and many other products for customers, which include global restaurant chains and leading food manufacturers.

With approximately 3,200 employees, the company has operations in 14 countries across the Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) Zone and serves customers in more than 25 markets through its consumer and industrial businesses. McCormick is present in key consumer markets with leading brands, including Schwartz in the UK (customize with local brand). McCormick EMEA Headquarters are in Haddenham (UK).

The company’s long-term goal is to grow sales by 4-6 % globally with three avenues: base business growth through continuous investments behind our brands, product innovations, expanded distribution and acquisitions.

Our growth starts with yours. For more than 125 years McCormick has developed a rich legacy based on our belief in the “Power of People”. We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values. 

As an Equal Opportunities employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.


If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in a rewarding environment, please apply via our careers centre at

In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity to work with a global flavour leader.

As an Equal Opportunities employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.

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