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Title:  Technical Operator

Technical Operator (12-month Fixed Term Contracts)

Function: Brewery Operations
Location: Tadcaster
Salary: £27,028 plus shift allowance of £8,660. 

Bonus and flexible benefits available, including:

  • Double-matched pension (up to 10% of base pay)
  • Comprehensive opportunities to develop via our learning platform and courses
  • A monthly case of our delicious ciders and beers!

Closing Date: Wednesday 14th December. Please note, we may close vacancies early where we receive significant numbers of applications, so don’t delay!

Why Tadcaster?
There has never been a more exciting time to join our Tadcaster Brewery.  Founded by John Smith in 1758, Tadcaster boasts a brewing heritage second to none. A high-tempo site that incorporates brewing, packaging, and logistics, it’s a Heineken brewery where tradition and innovation come together to produce over 60 million pints a year.  We proudly brew and package some of the most important lager and ale brands in the UK, such as John Smith’s, Birra Moretti, Desperados, Murphy’s, Fosters, Kronenbourg 1664, Amstel, and Tiger.

Reporting into the Shift Manager and working within a team you will be responsible for running high-speed packaging machinery efficiently and effectively.  Our packaging teams at Tadcaster are first-rate; covering a canning line (running at approximately 78,000 cans per hour together), 2 bottling lines (running at approximately 50,000 bottles per hour each) and our draught pack team (Kegging and Brewlock) packaging line. This opportunity is within our Canning department.

What are we looking for? 
We have an opportunity for a technical operator with a lean mind set and positive attitude. We need motivated self-starters who will be proactive in taking ownership of their area.  Safety will be your number one priority – you will actively contribute to our Zero Accident Culture through leading by example and deliver high standards of cleanliness and reliability on our production plant. With an attention to detail, delivering FTR (First Time Right) on quality and process, you will be a champion of our C.I.L.T’s (cleaning, inspection, lubrication and tightening) tasks.

You will work alongside very capable team members who will help you out initially, along with your shift manager, - and once you’re settled you will be expected to help drive continuous improvement within your area through our Total Productive Management programme (TPM), this is similar to LEAN theories.

With solid qualifications in Maths & English and a good understanding of IT systems, you will be comfortable working in an automated manufacturing environment with a desire to continue your learning.



We’re building a future that embraces innovation, sustainability, diversity and, of course, the opportunity for our 2,400 UK colleagues to make the most of their careers.


We encourage all our colleagues to grow and reach their full potential. We’re also well-aware that successful careers seldom run in a straight line, so if you’re in search of fresh opportunities (including global or cross-functional moves), mentoring or simply want to pick up a new skill, you’ll have access to all the support you need.


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The application

If you like what you’ve read and want to explore this opportunity further, please apply before the closing date listed at the top of the advert.


Please note, we may close vacancies early where we receive significant numbers of applications, so don’t delay!


If you need any adjustments made to support your application, for example if you require information in different formats, or if you have any accessibility issues, then we’re more than happy to review our processes – please feel free to get in touch with us as


In all likelihood the ideal candidate for this role won’t meet every single requirement in this advert, in fact we all need the opportunity to grow and develop in role.  We understand some applicants are less likely to apply to jobs unless they feel they meet every single qualification. The team at HEINEKEN would encourage you to submit an application if the advert has peaked your interest rather than ruling yourself out based on any self-limiting beliefs. You never know, you may be exactly what we’re looking for!


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