Kellogg Technical Operator in MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

Millions of packets of Kellogg’s cereal are scanned through Retailer’s outlets every day in the UK. Have you ever wondered how these products become available to our customers? It’s a highly successful and complex operation and we are looking for talented people who are highly motivated with a can do attitude to help grow the business.

As a successful applicant, you will experience what it’s like, to be part of a global business that delights the world through foods and brands that matter! With Kelloggs you will have the opportunity to gain great exposure to key areas that will help shape you to become an industry expert.

What will I be doing:

Permanent vacancies for Technical Operators have arisen at Manchester Plant. This role will be responsible for process or packing in a primary area coupled with secondary skills to include first line maintenance to be part of a flexible operational team.

Plant operations cover all aspects of food manufacture including material movement, Autonomous and Routine Maintenance tasks, processing plant and packing lines. The role operates on a shift based rota working twelve hour shifts (2 days, 2 nights) and will include a high level of manual handling.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of the operation – where some of Kellogg’s finest brands are produced.

Please ensure you answer the following question and attach the required document along with your CV.

Competency Question

  1. In no more than 500 words describe why you are applying for this role and why you are passionate about a career with Kellogg.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for ensuring that the required EHS (environment, health and safety) standards are maintained and adhered to through following defined company policies and procedures. Promotes a safe working environment;

  • Responsible for ensuring that the required QFS (quality and food safety) standards are maintained and adhered to through following defined company policies and procedures. Promotes a food safe working environment;

  • Responsible for completion of checks and recording of results into digital systems, timely in line with plant procedures;

  • Drives production performance using Key Performance Indicators to understand and act on equipment source of loss; works with the shift or day team to solve problems to return equipment to standard;

  • Liaises upstream and downstream with peers and has an understanding of the E2E (end to end) process;

  • Operates, maintains plant equipment to standard using SOPs and SOCs and also carries out basic RMs (reliability maintenance) and repairs through performing engineering operations (PEO) training;

  • Completes all AM (Autonomous Maintenance) tasks for their assigned equipment (where relevant). Clean, return to standard (Centre line) and clean, inspect, lubricate (CIL);

  • Actively works with the team and support functions to make improvements in their area;

  • Attendance at DDS (daily direction setting) meetings to review line performance;

  • Responsible for ensuring that the required MSS (master sanitation schedule) standards are maintained and adhered to through following defined company policies and procedures. Promotes a food safe working environment;

  • Completes as shift handover to ensure clear and concise communication of operations status. This is performed at both outgoing and incoming shift time.

As a Technical Operator you will complete a 12 month fully funded Level 2 Food & Drink Operator standard that consists of both theory and practical application in our Manchester plant. You will learn all the skills you need to be a qualified technical operator.

At Manchester all our work is underpinned by ‘Lean’ principles, for example placing the Customer ‘at the heart of everything we do’ and continuously improving towards perfection! If you are passionate about making a difference, want to learn more about our becoming a Technical Operator and are interested to learn about food manufacturing then why not apply.


A hunger to learn, a positive can do attitude, the drive and determination to succeed in manufacturing as well as being able to meet the following requirements:


  • A Creative thinker, with passion to build strong and enduring relationships and respects diversity with their team

  • Demonstrate a passion for hard work and has a positive can do attitude

  • Successful completion at GCSE level 3 and above in Maths, English and one other subject

  • Basic engineering maintenance qualification or equivalent previous working experience working in a technical role

  • An analytical thinker with the ability to plan, prioritize and deliver work to a given timescale

  • A confident communicator with the ability to integrate within established teams


  • NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations

  • Interest in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry

  • FLT license


  • Level 2 Standard, Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator


This role requires someone with a passion and spirit to work and win within this area of the business. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to grow with us whilst contributing to the success of the Kellogg business.

In our quest to find the best talent to join Kellogg’s, we have designed a selection process that will include:

Stage 1: An on-line application. This includes completing:

  • CV attachment

  • 1 x Competency questions

Stage 2: An on-line questionnaire

Stage 3: Testing, Numeracy, Verbal Instruction and Mechanical Comprehension

Stage 4: Join us at our Manchester Plant for an assessment centre which will give you a great insight into our culture and the environment we work within.

Our 2019 intake will start with us in February / March 2019. Besides the great experience you will receive, there are even more reasons to start your career with Kellogg’s – you will not only receive a competitive starting salary and excellent benefits package, you will have an opportunity to experience working within an environment which reflects the true culture here at Kellogg’s.


Application must be made at: - closing date 15 March 2019 .

Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

Title: Technical Operator

Location: UK-North West England-Manchester

Requisition ID: MAN007875

Job Function: Manufacturing

Job Type: Hourly Paid

Closing Date: Mar 15, 2019, 4:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No