Selby, UK
Posted 2 years ago

Who We Are

Owned by the Italian Frandino Group and originally founded in the 1950s as a fruit distillery, Sedamyl has grown to become one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of wheat derivatives such as starches, sweeteners, proteins and alcohol for major food and industrial sectors worldwide. In 2012 the group expanded its international presence by opening a plant in Selby, UK.


What We Do

Sedamyl UK, uses Yorkshire-grown wheat in its production, which is purchased from a network in excess of 1,000 local farmers, so providing a valuable and sustained revenue stream. The announcement in 2021 to invest a further £80m in expanding both its distilling and liquid sweetener production, significantly boosts an already growing workforce to around 150 employees, creating in excess of 75 new jobs for the area.


What we are looking for

We are seeking several Process Operators to join our rapidly expanding processing plant, manufacturing alcohol, starch, gluten, and glucose syrups. Our production facility is highly automated, using Scada systems, operating 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, you will be responsible for the effective running and monitoring of one of our designated manufacturing/processing plants, to ensure the continuous flow of the production process.


Responsibilities include:

  • Operating processing/manufacturing plant, safely and efficiently according to procedure to ensure continuity of the process
  • The monitoring and control of all plant and utility operations, making any necessary adjustments to ensure seem product flow
  • Retrieving samples and conducting tests to ensure product meets specification requirements
  • Taking remedial action when product fails to meet specifications requirements and reanalyse
  • Ensure compliance with all food safety regulations and applicable programs (e.g., HACCP) and ensuring all paperwork/documentation is accurately recorded
  • Ensuring at all chemicals required in the manufacturing process are topped up and restocked as required
  • Ensuring good hygiene practices are adhered to by carrying out both routine and non-routine cleaning tasks
  • Assist the maintenance department with preventative, predictive and reactive maintenance activities

Skills & Knowledge


  • Previous experience gained within a food/drink manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Strong work ethic with a hands-on approach and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Able to work alone, unsupervised, for long periods
  • Be flexible with basic work schedule including earlier starts, later finishes, possible 12 hours shifts and last-minute schedule amendments in line with business requirements
  • Ability to work at height and in confined spaces as required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Capable of lifting heavy goods of up to 25kg of manual handing equipment


Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary

Generous Pension Scheme

Life Assurance Scheme

Healthcare scheme available after one year service

Appropriate PPE and workwear are provided

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