Senior Operator


Senior Operator


Diageo, Talisker, Highland

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 9 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: c8dcc98ece204a9d80c759ecfff0fb7b

Full Job Description

As a Senior Operator, you will play a pivotal role in the whisky production process and will oversee and control all site production and process activities.

You will maintain a safe and organised workplace environment through adherence to site Safety and housekeeping practices.

This includes working with your fellow Senior Operators and Engineers to play a proactive role in situational problem solving on shiftand contribute to reviews of ways of working including risk assessments and work instructions.

A key aspect of Senior Operator role at Talisker is that flexibility is required. You're going to be responsible for both manual and automated production recording and management reporting systems.

We want to see how you will optimise our production processes to maximise our performance.

You'llbe responsible for quality control across the whisky production process, including performing autonomous maintenance tasks, general site housekeeping, inspection, and lubrication of machinery, and acting as a first response to operational issues.

The role holder will become comfortable with lone-working and will have the confidence to depend upon their own initiative to make key business decisions.

Key performance measures for this operation involves, Safety, Quality, Service, Cost and People.


Due to the nature of our site, and our operation runs 24 / 7 365-day, the successful candidate will require to be flexible and able to work shifts.

Where required operators could be asked to cover rotas during their rostered days off. Three periods of holidays are set within the rota throughout the year (holiday swap is possible amongst the team).

We are looking for diverse thinking individuals that will be able to act independently, through own initiative and be able to work well within a team.

Ability to think outside the box without fear of voicing your thoughts is key.Youwill be a team player; able to positively challenge but also support your colleagues and your line manager during day-to-day operations.

Previous manufacturing experience within food production environment would be beneficial but not essential. We are looking for fast learners and critical thinkers that will support the journey of Talisker Distillery into sustainable and digital future.

Qualifications like NVQ level 2 Food and Drink, Certificate or Diploma in Brewing or Distilling are an advantage though not essential for the role.

Desire and ambition to learn and master the art of distilling is essential. Full training and support will be provided.Previous knowledge of process controls and problem-solving techniques is advantageous and strong computer literacy is required.

The future is digital and ability to adapt to changing world is essential.

Health and Safety is our key priority! You will need to be able to demonstrate understanding of H&S. Desire to learn more and ability to adhere to standards are key.

We are delighted to share that we are looking for a Senior Operator to join us within Talisker Distillery, operating since 1830!

Salary of £58,977.76 including shift allowance + competitive benefits package including pension, shares scheme and bonus!

Join our Supply Manufacturing Team at Talisker

As a global leader in beverage alcohol, at Diageo, we're proud of our collection of timeless brands including Baileys, Guinness, Gordon's and Smirnoff.

We boast a rich history of character and outstanding products. And, to maintain and grow our unique position, we need a team of passionate data analysts who can revolutionise the way we understand our markets and secure our success for the future.

The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye is set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.

Producing an alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt is so easy to enjoy, and like Skye itself, so hard to leave.At Talisker, we produce the most popular peated Single Malt in the world.

We deliver safely, efficiently and in a sustainable way as one engaged team for Whisky Explorers and Scotch Supply, to sustain consumer delight., We believe the most diverse and inclusive culture makes for a better business and a better world.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realise its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base.

Around the world we have a number of inclusive Business and Employee Resource Groups known as BRGs and ERGs. These influential groups, made up of our people, represent various viewpoints, experiences and communities who generate thought-provoking work to enhance our business and workplace, creating a sense of belonging and opportunities for all.

Our purpose is to celebrate life, every day, everywhere. And creating an inclusive culture, where everyone feels valued and listened to, is a crucial part of this.

We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a better world. We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realise its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base.

Join us, and you'll be part of an organisation that embraces diversity in the broadest possible sense. This means that you'll be welcomed and celebrated for who you are just by being you.

You'll be part of and help build an inclusive culture that celebrates people of different gender, ethnicity, ability, age, sexual orientation, social class, educational backgrounds, experiences, mindsets, and more.

And you'll help us champion inclusion and diversity across our entire business : with our employees, our suppliers, across our brands, and within the communities in which we operate., With over 200 brands sold in nearly 180 countries, we're the world's leading premium drinks company. Every day, over 30,000 talented people come together at Diageo to create the magic behind our much-loved brands.

Join us and you'll collaborate, explore, and innovate. Challenge and be challenged. Together with passionate people from all over the world, you'll build brands consumers love.

We value each other and celebrate different perspectives. In our inclusive culture, you'll have the backing you need to test new ideas and learn from them.

Harness your passion and desire to grow as you make your mark. Let's unlock a brighter, more exciting future together.

Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world. To achieve this, we need the world's very best people.

We're looking for people with curiosity, creativity, boldness and a sense of purpose to take Diageo and our timeless, pioneering brands to the next level.

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.