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Production Operator

Country/Region:  GB
Job function:  MANUFACTURING

Production Operator - SPM (Speciality Powder Mixing)

Thirsk, United Kingdom


Responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operations of Speciality Powder Mixing, working with the best ingredients on the planet making over 900 flavours. This challenging and rewarding job requires strong problem solving capabilities across a range of production processes.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace. 


Basic salary: £25,312.00

Starting salary: £31,640 (including 25% shift premium)

Salary upon completion of first level operator training £34,770 (including 25% shift premium)


Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Weighing, mixing and packing of ingredients;
  • Powder and Oil blending using semi-automated/automated mixing equipment;
  • Packing of pre-blended powders into bags/boxes/sacks (up to 25kg) as required;
  • Achieve KPIs and personal competencies;
  • Updating and maintaining documentation and records;
  • Work as a team to produce and execute the weekly production plan.

We bring:

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers;
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset;
  • A culture that priotizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • Barrier-free communtiies within our organisation where every employee is equally valued and respected - regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity;
  • The opportunity to work for a company that strongly values sustainability;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future.

You bring:

  • Practical problem-solving skills;
  • HACCP/good hygiene and housekeeping;
  • Team wokring and collaboration skills;
  • Previous production experience in a food manufacturing environment;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • A results-focused mentality. 


Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

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