UK Vacancies


Shift Engineer

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for a Shift Engineer to work at our site in Coventry. In this role you will be providing a proactive approach to the prevention of equipment failure and ensuring the schedule PM is carried out as planned. Ensuring Quality, waste and efficiency targets are met by working as an integral part of the manufacturing team. Following all Health & Safety procedures at all times.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Advise teams (of Operators) on a continuous basis with regard to simple maintenance and/or continuous improvement.

• Identify and analyse problems before crises and determine appropriate action and follow-up

• Provide the Lead Engineer with information on all engineering downtime attended on shift,, related quality issue, work orders completed, PM's completed and other details as required.

• Compliance with Company policies, procedures and regulations (e.g. attendance, quality, safety, GMP's, etc.) and ensure these are followed to maintain the required standards (e.g. Food Safety, PPE etc.)

• Ensure that all Work Orders, PM's issued to the shift are completed.

• Provide support to the team during breaks and absences and work together to ensure completion of their duties

• Demonstrate a team approach with regard to maintenance and hygiene of equipment and support (teams of) operators

• Carry out work assignments issued by Lead engineer and maximize effectiveness of the shift at all times by ensuring efficient completion of tasks

• Ensure remedial works to equipment raised by work order or PM's are highlighted to the Lead engineer

Qualifications and job skills required:

• Desirable skills :- PLC, pneumatics, hydraulics, temperature control ,instrumentation, welding, FLT license

• Previous food processing industry experience highly desirable

• Electrical and/or mechanical qualifications/time served apprenticeship.

• Experience of working in an automated production environment.

• Basic Food Hygiene

• Data and analytical skills

• Basic Health & Safety

• Desirable skills :- PLC, pneumatics, hydraulics, temperature control ,instrumentation, welding, FLT license

• Computer literate. (word/excel/windows based packages)


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email a current CV and covering letter Nikita_Soni@missionfoods.com

Production Roles

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for a various Production Roles within the business to work at our site in Coventry.

TEAM MEMBER:

Principal purpose of job: To carry out general production related duties to support the needs of the business

Packing - Shuffle product into stacks that are suitable to pack, keep work area clean and tidy, count tortillas. Use equipment used in the packing process, metal detect packages, complete QA paperwork, pack and count product, ensure that the correct labelling/coding is used on each product, palletize the product. Liaison with the Logistics department. Accurate recording of waste. Communication with the Team Leader.

Process - Be familiar with the product/recipes, liaise with logistics, assist with product mixes, liaise with the Quality Assurance department, complete QA paperwork, record waste, label all containers according to formula, line, time, etc., follow all the procedures in place, help cover other positions as necessary

Quality - Check that each product is within specification, check size, weight, shape, taste of product is acceptable. Use specialized equipment to check packaging seals, water activity of the product. Communicate with Team Leader and Quality Assurance if specifications are not met.

MACHINE OPERATOR

To be responsible for the effective operation of equipment as trained within the factory. Controlling, monitoring, adjusting and maintaining the equipment to ensure the best possible quality product is produced at the lowest cost all times while protecting consumer safety in designated work area.

• Set up line/equipment according to process parameters set in specifications and/or work instructions.

• Carry out minor maintenance duties and support maintenance team where assistance is required.

• Ensure procedures are followed and all required checks are carried out accurately and at the correct time intervals.

• Liaise with other departments to ensure consistent performance of machine and products.

• Accurately complete process control paperwork in a timely manner

• Actively manage waste levels in your area of responsibility. Do not accept waste as part of the process.

• Ensure equipment is cleaned according to appropriate cleaning procedure and that the work area is kept clean and tidy at all times including shift changeover and/or shut down.

• Observe Health & Safety, Food safety, Quality and Good Manufacturing Practices at all times.

• Assist Shift Supervisor in ensuring team members in area perform tasks to required standard

• Identify and action improvements for areas of poor performance, liaising with Shift Supervisor to carry out projects as required.


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email Nikita_Soni@missionfoods.com for an application form.

Project Delivery Manager NEW

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for a Project Delivery Manager to work at our site in Seaham. In this role you will be working with the UK NPD Manager to develop and realise new product opportunities and improvements to existing/new products with innovative/improved ingredients & processes, which are aligned with MFE business objectives.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
• To work with multi manufacturing site and multi-channel (Retail and OOH)
• To work with multi products - wraps, naan, pitta, chips, kits, flatbreads
• Working with Process Technologists, Packaging Technologist, and Project Delivery Managers
• Be the 'go to person' for recipe & process solutions
• Product shelf life needs to be focused within recipe/ingredient development
• That product proposals have a sound efficient/technical feasibility while working with machine capabilities
• Ensuring recipes are cost neutral, or have cost benefits when developing – whilst ensuring that the targets of the customer's brief are met
• To ensure all recipes are validated within NPD process e.g. Palm Removal project would be instigated by this function, then would be handover once validated, in alignment with other departments i.e. Technical
• All projects adhere to UK NPD Process and document approvals before moving to the next development stage
• Each project is supported by an assigned and committed project team of functional specialists
• To develop a programme of continuous improvement with regard to choice of materials, suppliers, costs, line impacts, etc. generate cost reduction ideas. Working with operations in line with machine capabilities
• Review and management of current or new processes to achieve cost reduction & process efficiencies
• A continual monitoring process is in place in order to keep plans on track and spot/rectify issues
• Act as a facilitator between both UK & EU sites to ensure shared recipes, process & Best Practice. “Pulling both sites together”. To improve recipe functionality
• Liaising with US colleagues in terms of keeping abreast of industry developments what might help UK factories

Qualifications and job skills required
• Qualified to Degree level in either Food Science/ Food Technology or closely related subject or comparable work experience
• Proven ingredient & process experience within Food Manufacturing would be advantageous
• Knowledge of Food Science & Technology/Ingredient functionality
• Interest in food/trend awareness
• Proven people management skills
• Creativity/Innovation/Blue Sky ideas
• Good analytical and report writing/presentation skills
• Completer-finisher traits
• Commercial awareness
• Familiar with customer and Technical processes and NPD systems
• Thoroughness and attention to detail
• Organised and adaptable
• Excellent communication skills
• Problem solving
• Proven Project Management skills
• Good analytical and presentation skills
• Completer-finisher traits
• Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office
• Driving license and own car an advantage
Flexibility to working outside of normal working hours work will be necessary at certain times dependent on trial schedule/workload etc.


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email a current CV and covering letter Stacey_jackson@missionfoods.com

HR Administrator NEW

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We are currently recruiting an HR Administrator for our site in Seaham. The role will include providing pro-active support to the HR function in all HR related administration and company procedures including facilities work. Working closely together with the HR Officer to ensure a high quality HR service is delivered to the business.

HR related responsibilities:
• Provide administration support for all HR processes, including recruitment, training, transfers and leavers to ensure the smooth running of the HR department.
• Create and maintain HR records, both computerised and manual so that accurate information is kept. Includes staff files, staff leaver files and training records.
• Maintain Company organisation charts.
• Manage the reporting of all sickness-absence in line with company policy.
• Manage the control and recording of Holiday requests.
• Produce and record Maternity, Paternity & Parental leave communication.
• Benefits administration including: Childcare Vouchers, Pension Scheme/Life Assurance, Health Care/Income Protection/Bupa Travel.
• Update and maintain personnel database as necessary.
• Assist with preparation of payroll information.
• Arrange weekly OHA appointments.
• Maintain noticeboards – update on regular basis.
• Collate ad hoc data, statistics and reports to individuals and departments to meet specified requirements.
• Assist with induction and integration for new hires, including the creation of personnel files and checking of required documentation, entering of new starters details on the SAP and Kronos systems and completion of probationary reviews.
• Provide support to the HR Officer in addressing all ER cases in a timely manner.
• Support Accounts department including raising POs, creating Vendor requests and processing invoices.
• Assist with site and departmental audits as required.
Facilities related responsibilities
• Set up and maintain allocation of staff personal lockers and swipe cards.
• Light reception duties including greeting visitors and following sign-in procedure.
• Liaise with caterers & machine vendors, co-ordinating supply and re-stocking.
• Face to face or telephone staff queries and contact with all levels of staff.
• Sort and issue mail and send invoices to Accounts department.
• Frank outgoing mail / assist with arranging couriers on ad-hoc basis.
• Monthly locker inspections.
• Oversee the ordering of uniforms/Company business cards/stationery for new starters where necessary.
Other general ad-hoc duties.

Essential skills:

• Previous administration experience within a busy environment
• Previous exposure to a HR environment or HR related qualification
• A desire to work in a fast-paced HR Department
• Ability to build effective relationships with line managers and employees in all levels of the business.
• Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel,Word and email.
• Ability to demonstrate a professional, confident and 'can do' attitude.
• Excellent organisation and time management skills.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
• Meticulous record keeping and attention to detail

Desirable skills:

• CIPD qualified or working towards.
• Educated to A Level standard or equivalent
• Knowledge of current UK employment law.
• Previous experience with SAP and Kronos.


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email a current CV and covering letter Stacey_jackson@missionfoods.com

Technical Manager NEW

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We are currently recruiting a Technical Manager for our site in Coventry. The role will be responsible for all Technical and Quality functions within Mission Foods.

Main tasks and responsibilities
1. As part of the site Senior Management team, attend site management meetings;
2. Manage Technical & Hygiene budgets;
3. Direct line Management of the QA and Technical Teams;
4. Manage Hygiene contract and take responsibility of site hygiene standards;
5. Manage and maintain the site internal audit and corrective action programmes;
6. Participate in the generation of Mission Europe QMS;
7. Manage the supplier approval processes – risk assessment and auditing suppliers, maintaining approval supplier list;
8. Approval and risk assessment of new ingredients and packaging;
9. Manage company quality management and food safety systems;
10. Liaise with customers/ NPD / Production with regards to current and new specifications and technical issues;
11. Maintain accreditation of plant; BRC/AIB/Cert ID and pass all customer audits;
12. Manage customer and consumer complaints;
13. Non-GMO Traceability Program
14. Management of site trials for new materials, raw material rationalization, inter-company transfers and cost reduction programmes;
15. Awareness of site Halal policy and requirements

Qualifications and Job skills
• HNC/D Degree in Food Science subject
• 10 years food industry experience
• 5 years management experience
• Thorough understanding of HACCP, Quality Management Systems, certification systems such as BRC/AIB/cert ID.
• Knowledge of UK and EU food legislation
• Experienced in supplier quality assurance
• Sound knowledge of UK retailer technical standards
• Good managerial training and presentation skills
• Computer literate


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email a current CV and covering letter Nikita_Soni@missionfoods.com

Lead Operator NEW

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Mission Foods are now recruiting for Lead Operators within the business to work at our site in Coventry.

Purpose of the role: To implement best practice & support Site & Business strategies through the development & involvement of team & individuals, ensuring achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) through continuous improvement to produce safe and quality products efficiently and right first time.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

Health & Safety: Maintain a safe workplace for all employees. To observe & apply all Health & Safety policies & procedures. Assist the First aider to Coordinate activities during emergency procedure. Ensure housekeeping is maintained in line with the factory clean-as-you-go policy, and ensure accidents are thoroughly investigated and reported during your shift

Quality: Ensure required quality standards are met. Observe and apply all Quality policies & procedures,ensure that Safety and quality of products meet or exceed customer expectations. The role will also require you to support factory audits and visits.

Costs: Control costs within area of responsibility. To ensure production plan is met on time every time, meet KPI as specified. To take action to reduce waste to meet KPI targets of below 5% for the shift. To use root cause analysis to continuously reduce factory downtime working with support teams of Engineering, NPD and QA.

Internal: Support team assistance. Working closely with your direct supports, Machine operators and report to your shift Team Leader and shift Manager. You will also have a close Liaison with QA,, Maintenance, Logistics, Planning and Warehouse teams. The role also includes day to day production decisions for the effective running of your area and supporting your team members in other areas when required.


Apply :

If you are excited by this opportunity to develop your career with Mission Foods and feel that you can offer the skills, experience, flexibility and qualities that we are looking for, please email your CV and a covering letter to Nikita_Soni@missionfoods.com