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Careers in the UK flour milling industry

There are many different careers within the UK flour milling industry and many benefits of working in it. In one way or another nearly everyone in the UK purchases flour[i]; and it is a significant source of a range of vitamins and minerals[ii]. That’s quite some super-hero status – to both feed and nourish the nation.


Flour milling businesses subscribe to an ethos of innovation and continual development and the sector has a long history of investment in both monitoring and research projects, some going back over a century. This helps future proof the industry and provides a cutting edge workplace.


Careers in the industry are not limited to flour miller; also vital to the smooth running of mills are engineers, food scientists, nutritionists, lab workers, marketeers, accountants and hauliers – among others. A potential big draw to new recruits is that salaries within the flour milling industry are above the average norm for food manufacturing and on a par with advanced engineering sectors such as aerospace.


Other evidence of the industry’s commitment in investing in people is the comprehensive training packages offered – with over 95% of employees having studied on the bespoke flour milling distance learning programme.

[i] 99.8% of UK households purchase bread (Kantar worldpanel); 30% grocery products in big four supermarkets contains flour, (Data by Ascential)
[ii] National Diet and Nutrition Survey

General Enquiries

Jobs within the milling industry are few and far between, so we don’t always have jobs available to advertise. If you think working in the milling industry would suit you please complete our “expression of interest” form and someone will get back to you, hopefully within 10-working days.

We can only accept forms from people who have the right to live and work in the UK.

Current vacancies - Milling

Miller – W & H Marriage & Sons

W & H Marriage & Sons has a newly created vacancy for a miller at their site in Chelmsford City Centre, Essex. Marriage’s is owned and run by the fifth and sixth generation of the Marriage family. Their automated flour mill is a unique mix of high-tech milling machinery and traditional elements, such as the historic mill stones used to produce stoneground flour, and consistently producing quality, award-winning flour.

As a skilled and experienced Miller, you will be responsible for the day-to-day efficient and safe running of the roller and stone mills, whilst maintaining the required hygiene and maintenance standards.

 

You will work a shift pattern, 4 shifts on – 4 shifts off, over an 8-day week. This will include working days, nights, weekends and bank holidays as required. Your hours of work will be four days 06:00 to 18:00, followed by four nights 18:00 to 06:00.

 

The role will include:

  • Running of the roller mill and stone plants, wheat cleaning, wheat transfer; using computerised process control software, operation of milling machinery, and troubleshooting any milling issues

  • Ensure that flour is milled to the correct specification, in accordance with planned production schedule. Reports out of spec flour to technical team

  • Dressing Burr stones as required

  • Day to day line management for Assistant Millers, including training and development

  • Ensure that agreed procedures and work instructions are followed and that accurate records of production and HACCP are kept

  • Carry out blowing of flours as instructed

  • Carry out regular maintenance and calibration of flour mill equipment

  • DSEAR checks, throughout mill as instructed

  • Responsible for clean as you go and maintaining mill hygiene standards in accordance with internal and external requirements

 

Qualifications required:

  • Industry recognised flour milling course, or relevant experience

  • UK Flour Millers correspondence course (modules 1-4), may be waived with commitment to complete where relevant experience exists

 

Experience Required:

  • Science or engineering background/ knowledge

  • Previous external flour miller experience or experience within the company working as an Assistant Miller

 

Other information:

The work environment includes a flour mill setting, which may involve exposure to dust and noise. There is a requirement to work on all levels of the mill, with access via stairs. Manual handling duties are included. There will be the requirement to operate Forklift Trucks and Shunter Vehicles.

 

Applications:

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please apply with your CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the role to recruitment@marriagesmillers.co.uk.

Head Miller – G R Wrights & Sons Ltd

G R Wright & Sons is a flour milling company based in Harlow, Essex at their newly completed state-of-the-art flour milling facility. It’s a six-generation family business that makes and sells flour and mixes to all sectors of the food industry including all the major supermarkets. It has an enviable reputation for quality and service especially with regard to modern production methods. Wrights is very much a family business with a “family feel” to it and a friendly culture.

They are looking for an experienced and trained miller to lead the milling team at their new flour mill in Harlow. You will receive a competitive salary and benefits package.

The main duties of the role include:

  • Maintaining the optimum performance of the plant whilst ensuring the quality of the product is in line with company standards

  • Liaising with the Maintenance Team to ensure preventative maintenance and breakdowns are dealt with in a timely manner

  • Ensuring that the highest standards of GMP are maintained throughout the mill

  • Ensuring active membership of the HACCP team

  • Promoting a positive Food safety culture

  • Reviewing operational procedures and work instructions within the quality system

  • Providing training, coaching and mentoring of mill staff in all aspects of their duties

  • Participating in the production management call-out rota

  • Maintaining stocks of ingredients and consumables and ordering these when necessary

  • Ensuring budgetary targets are maintained and action is taken to control costs

  • Ensuring the Health and Safety of the milling team and contractors working in the mill

 

More details can be found here.

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please send your application to Mark Robinson, Operations Director, markr@wrightsflour.co.uk.

General Manager - Carr's, Maldon

Carr’s manufacture a wide range of flours in some of the most technically advanced mills in the world which ensures the highest level of food safety and brand protection for our customers. We have built our reputation as a world-class miller and market leader by establishing close working relationships with our customers. We hold ourselves to uncompromised ethical and legal standards and are proud that our customers and suppliers endorse our reputation for innovation, consistency and partnership.

 

We have an opportunity for an experienced General Manager to lead and manage all operational activities at our Maldon site. You will ensure that all manufacturing is undertaken safely and effectively with Company and legal standards. You will lead your team in delivering exceptional customer service and business returns. The role is full-time, salary up to £65000 per annum, working Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00. Flexibility may be required in order to meet business needs.

 

The main duties of the role include:

  • Day to day management of the team, ensuring the site delivers on Company targets

  • Manage all site operational costs, budgets and forecasting

  • Ensure that site works to the highest levels of health and safety

  • Assist in supporting our commercial teams in hosting customers/suppliers, demonstrating site capabilities

  • Work collaboratively across all functions and the wider Group with a focus on continuous improvement

  • Develop and implement Carr’s operational strategy

  • Implement and review relevant key performance metrics and ensure that standardised business processes are being followed across all areas within your responsibility

  • Ensure all operational and business updates are communicated effectively and actioned by the site

More details can be found here

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please apply with your CV and cover letter to HR@carrsflour.co.uk

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