Technical Operator


Production Manufacture | Leyland | Start date: 01/11/2022 | Full Time | Permanent


Since our beginnings at Dr. Oetker, we have been breaking new ground. With pizza, cake, and desserts, as well as digital platforms and services – quality and an innovative spirit set us apart.


What awaits you? It's up to you! At. Dr. Oetker, you can actively shape the future – both yours and ours. We want to be part of something bigger. Don't you?





The Leyland Facility is where the Chicago Town Pizzas started over 30 years ago. We are looking for people to join our state of the art production facility that is currently expanding. If you have experience of working with machinery or maybe you are technically minded and would like to be challenged? You could be part of the hard working team, who are proudly making the Dr. Oetker and Chicago Town branded pizzas.


​​​​​​​Working in one of our Production Departments, a key aspect of your role is being responsible for the high quality of our products with tasks such as completing checks, identifying non-conformances and proactively identifying potential problems. All key elements of playing your part in ensuring our customers receive the highest quality product.



  • A good team player with a flexible approach and positive work ethic.
  • The ability to identify and solve problems.
  • Be able to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Previous experience of working with machinery and/or technically minded.
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced production environment, however full training will be given.



  • Annual salary of £25,350 (hourly rate £13.00) - £27,046.50 (hourly rate £13.87) (dependant upon experience) and after relevant training with further progression available 
  • Opportunities for overtime at 1.5x hourly rate (minimum rate £19.50) or 2x hourly rate (minimum rate £27.74) on Sundays
  • Weekly paid, 37.5 contractual hours per week on rotating weeks of am/pm shifts (not weekend and nights)
  • 33 days annual leave (inc bank holidays) which increases with service
  • Free pizzas tea & coffee
  • Subsidised on site restaurant with hot and cold meals, a salad/deli bar, snack machines and microwaves and storage facilities for those who prefer to bring their own
  • Free on-site parking (number of free electronic charging points available)
  • Free Life Assurance at 4 times basic annual salary
  • Free Wi-Fi in canteen
  • Employee Referral Scheme £350 – once you know how great it is to work here you’ll want to bring your friends and family!
  • Enhanced Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Pension scheme which provides 6% Employer pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Regular Employee Forums ensuring all employees have a voice
  • Incentivised employee suggestion and recognition schemes
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Leave
  • Free health checks


Are you intrigued? Perfect. Then we look forward to your online application. Just click on the "Apply now" button, and you're good to go.


Still, have questions? Then visit us at to find out why you should join our team.


Dr. Oetker is an equal opportunities employer. We continuously work to shape and live a corporate culture where everyone feels welcome. At Dr. Oetker, your personality and qualifications are what count. Not gender, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, and identity.


Dr. Oetker UK Ltd.