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Operator (H/F)

Publication date: 02/10/2019
Reference: MEND1
Entity: Boortmalt
Location: Stowmarket
Contract type: Permanent
Role: Production


Boortmalt (the malting business of the agro-industrial French cooperative group Axéréal) is the 5th largest malting company globally with more than 1.1 million tonnes of malt sold throughout the world each year. Our 350 employees spread over 7 countries in Europe are focused on producing an extensive range of high-quality malt types in order to meet the exacting requirements of our brewing and distilling customers around the world. By using the most modern production techniques and with our far-reaching logistics capability, we are able to supply world markets both effectively and efficiently.


This role is based at our barley intake and storage facility in Mendlesham. As part of a small team the role is varied responsible for both operating the equipment and plant required to intake, store, and outload barley.

The operator must adhere to good manufacturing practices and have an acute awareness of Health and Safety demonstrating behaviours that considers their own safety and that of others. Duties include controlling the plant using a loading shovel, working in the weighbridge and laboratory.

There may be a requirement to work at height and in confined spaces.


The person we are looking for is self motivated, proactive and has high standards of work.

The post holder must have experience of operating plant Awareness, experience and compliance with statutory H&S Regulations, is essential.

Candidates with experience in the food or malting industries and knowledge of associated standards required in respect of food hygiene and relevant ISO certification are preferred. Candidates who are familiar heavy engineering or similar environments will also be considered.

Competence in using a computerised maintenance management systems is an advantage.