Vacancies at Althams

Maintenance Engineer

Your mastery
We are seeking a Maintenance Engineer to join our team at our plant in Morecambe. You will support the Maintenance Manager with the maintenance and repair work of machines and associated infrastructure both inside and outside the plant.


Key responsibilities will include:
•    Carrying out routine maintenance work and responding to equipment faults
•    Implement and following service schedules
•    Managing emergencies, diagnosing problems and carrying out repairs whilst prioritising workload
•  To support the Maintenance Manager with arranging upgrades to equipment/machinery and training the staff appropriately
•    To support the Maintenance Manager with the management of external contractors in line with company processes
•    Carrying out basic welding on machinery/equipment where required
•    Conducting quality inspections in line with BRC standards
•    Identifying energy efficient solutions and provide recommendations

The key ingredients
This role would ideally suit someone who has previously been a Maintenance Engineer with a City and Guilds (or equivalent) qualification in Engineering. An electrical or mechanical background would be considered.


 We have a great team at Althams Butchers and want people to join us who are role models for our values and passionate about our products. You will be personable, able to interact with other departments and external contractors and have a proactive approach to work.


The hours will be 7am until 4pm (40 hours per week) worked Monday to Friday. Some weekend work may be required on occasion.


Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK.

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.

Team Leader - Butchery

Your mastery

Due to our continual growth and investment we are recruiting a Team Leader - Butchery at our factory in Morecambe. Your role will involve supporting the Factory Manager to lead the team of Butchers so that the dual objectives of excellent customer service and a high level of efficiency and cost effectiveness are simultaneously achieved.

Key responsibilities will include:-

 

  • The role requires management of staff, equipment and resources in an optimum way to maximise throughput and minimise waste.
  • To lead, manage and motivate a team of staff to deliver key performance targets, safely, effectively and efficiently to meet customer specifications and requirements.
  • To be a proactive and constructive member of the Factory Management Team and to proactively support the maintenance and development of the company’s reputation as an excellent butcher and a great place to work.
  • To contribute to factory management meetings and cascade key messages to the team.
  • To be responsible for the correct standard and specification of meat, as per the order sheet system and/or specification sheet, and the timely despatch of the orders.
  • To ensure that customer orders are completed fully each day by the team in an efficient and motivated manner.
  •  To ensure there is no deterioration of products and prepared stock by the team.
  • To ensure that all stock and products are stored correctly by the team.
  • To ensure cleanliness of the production areas and to abide all Health and Hygiene rules as laid out by the Company at all times.
  • To ensure that the correct procedures of manual handling and packing of meat are followed at all times.

 

The key ingredients

We have a great team environment at Althams Butchers, we recruit individuals who are passionate about our products and care that customers receive excellent service. To be successful in this role you will need to be a skilled butcher with proven experience of leading teams.

The hours for the role will be 40 hours each week.

Management training will be provided through our Academy.


Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK will be considered.

 

 

Sales Manager - Althams Fine Foods

Our finesse

Althams Fine Foods specialise in providing high quality ready meals for supermarkets and foodservice. We operate a state of the art factory in Morecambe, Lancashire. This is fantastic opportunity to develop your career in sales and experience the excitement of a high growth company.

Delivering our great service

The Sales Manager will have the drive to increase sales with new and existing customers in the targeted market segments and to ensure that all customers receive excellent customer service. To be a proactive and constructive member of the Sales Team and to proactively support the maintenance and development of the company’s image and reputation.

Key responsibilities will include:

 

Sales Development

 

  • To be proactive about the markets in which he or she is working, looks ahead and identifies opportunities which could be used to drive sales growth.
  •  Identifies, researches, develops and converts new targets on a regular basis. Specific and purposeful strategies and action plans are created in order to achieve this. Any roadblocks which the Sales Manager cannot remove are immediately raised with the Managing Director.
  • Strong, mutually beneficial relationships are built and maintained with existing and new customers.
  • Networks proactively with knowledgeable and influential people in the industry who can provide valuable market information and/or influence customers and targets to buy from Althams.
  • Understands the company’s products, heritage and capabilities in depth and the provenance of the company’s products and uses this knowledge to sell the company and what it has to offer, proactively and effectively.
  • Researches food trends, proactively seeks out fresh ideas, liaises closely with the Product Development Manager and sets trends whenever possible.
  • Attends food festivals etc., remains up to speed with what is happening in the food industry and communicates this proactively to the Managing Director.
  • Attends a variety of company events, including trade shows and exhibitions, sometimes involving an overnight stay, as requested by the Managing Director.
  • Maintains a high level of focus on cost, price and product engineering so that necessary price points and the company’s margin targets are simultaneously met.
  • Builds long term partnerships with customers and manages projects with long lead times diligently and patiently.
  • Understands and manages the critical path associated with each project so that the outcome is successful.
  • Works with the team to create bespoke products for target customers as required and to progressively develop the Althams brand.
  • Maintains a close and constructive working relationship with new product development, production and financial staff is maintained at all times.
  • Works closely with the Product Development Manager so as to ensure that each product matches the target price point.

 

Customer Service

 

  • Ensures that each customer’s requirements are met and shouts loudly if they are not and the solution to the problem is outside his or her control.
  • A high level of reliability and responsiveness is demonstrated at all times.
  • Any feedback, whether positive or negative and any complaints from customers are acknowledged, appreciated and viewed constructively and action taken to address the issue wherever possible.
  • Provides feedback for action taken or the reasons for inaction to the customer.

 

 

Membership of the Altham Fine Foods Team

 

  • Communicates regularly and proactively with the Managing Director, ensuring that the Managing Director is made aware of all important information affecting customers, targets or the markets in which the company is operating.
  • Prepares well and makes a constructive and valuable contribution to the monthly sales meeting.
  • Builds morale within the wider team and proactively supports the development of the company’s reputation.
  • Interacts constructively with all other departments and members of staff in the interests of teamwork, customer service and continuous improvement.
  • The required sales and other reports are religiously submitted in accordance with the pre-agreed timetable and content specification.

 

 

The key ingredients to success

This is a lead role within Althams Fine Foods and will be pivotal in the continued growth of the business. To be successful in this role you will be a true foodie and must have had similar sales experience within food manufacturing. You will have excellent financial and commercial awareness, the ability to network effectively externally within the food industry and be comfortable with driving results in a fast paced environment.

The hours will be 7:30am until 4:30pm worked Monday to Friday.  

Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK.

 

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.

A full job description is available on request.

 

 

 

Butcher (Days)

We are seeking an experienced Butcher to join our day shift operations team at our plant in Morecambe.

Your mastery

  •   To be responsible for the correct standard and specification of meat, as per the order sheet system and/or specification sheet, and the timely despatch of the orders.
  • To ensure the customer orders are completed fully each day in an efficient and motivated manner.
  • To ensure there is no deterioration of products and prepared stock, taking care to select oldest stock first for preparation of order.
  •  At the close of business ensuring all stock and products are stored correctly, according to date, in the appropriate chiller or freezer.
  • At all times to be suitably dressed and wear all the protective clothing and equipment supplied by the Company, and to be responsible for these items.
  • To ensure cleanliness of the production areas and to abide all Health and Hygiene rules as laid out by the Company at all times.
  • To use the equipment for its purpose at all times, including colour coded equipment.
  •  To ensure that the correct procedures of manual handling and packing of meat are followed at all times.
  •  To ensure all machinery and equipment are stripped down and rinsed ready for the Factory Cleaner.

The key ingredients

We have a great team environment at Althams Butchers, we recruit individuals who are passionate about our products and care that customers receive excellent service. To be successful in this role you will need a good understanding of health and hygiene regulations, be able to organise tasks and work efficiently and communicate well within a team.

This role would ideally suit someone who has operated as a Butcher /Order Processor within a busy fast paced similar. Experience which would be beneficial but not essential in all types of Butchery like Portion Control/Hand Dicing/Stripping/Seaming/Boning/Poultry Preparation/Bandsaw/Trimming. Full training will be provided.

 All equipment and PPE will be provided.

The hours will be 7:00am until 4:00pm (40 hours per week).

Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK.

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.

Butcher (Nights)

We are seeking an experienced Butcher to join our night shift operations team at our plant in Morecambe.

Your mastery

  •   To be responsible for the correct standard and specification of meat, as per the order sheet system and/or specification sheet, and the timely despatch of the orders.
  • To ensure the customer orders are completed fully each day in an efficient and motivated manner.
  • To ensure there is no deterioration of products and prepared stock, taking care to select oldest stock first for preparation of order.
  •  At the close of business ensuring all stock and products are stored correctly, according to date, in the appropriate chiller or freezer.
  • At all times to be suitably dressed and wear all the protective clothing and equipment supplied by the Company, and to be responsible for these items.
  • To ensure cleanliness of the production areas and to abide all Health and Hygiene rules as laid out by the Company at all times.
  • To use the equipment for its purpose at all times, including colour coded equipment.
  •  To ensure that the correct procedures of manual handling and packing of meat are followed at all times.
  •  To ensure all machinery and equipment are stripped down and rinsed ready for the Factory Cleaner.

The key ingredients

We have a great team environment at Althams Butchers, we recruit individuals who are passionate about our products and care that customers receive excellent service. To be successful in this role you will need a good understanding of health and hygiene regulations, be able to organise tasks and work efficiently and communicate well within a team.

This role would ideally suit someone who has operated as a Butcher /Order Processor within a busy fast paced similar. Experience which would be beneficial but not essential in all types of Butchery like Portion Control/Hand Dicing/Stripping/Seaming/Boning/Poultry Preparation/Bandsaw/Trimming. Full training will be provided.

 All equipment and PPE will be provided.

The hours will be 7pm until 5.30am (38 hours per week) worked between Monday to Friday.  Sunday night hours will be 6pm until 4.30am this is worked on a three week rotational shift pattern.

Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK.

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.

Packer (Days)

We are seeking a Packer/Order Despatch to join our expanding day shift operations team at our plant in Morecambe. 

Your mastery

  •   To ensure the correct procedures of manual handling and packing of meat at all times.
  •     To inform the Packing Room Supervisor of any products which are not in stock so the necessary actions can be taken.
  •  To ensure that the correct quality and standard of meat as specified on the customer order is adhered to at all times.
  • To ensure all meat is labelled correctly and placed with care and consideration to other products which are placed into trays/boxes/bags etc.
  • To take care when strapping and labelling boxes and make sure all boxes are placed with the customer case sticker pointing to the outside of the pallet when stored.
  •  To ensure there is no deterioration of products and prepared stock.
  • At the close of business ensuring all stock and products are stored correctly, according to date, in the appropriate fridge or freezer.
  • To ensure that all vans are loaded efficiently and accurately and promptly according to the start time of each individual Driver.
  • To ensure all machinery and equipment are stripped down and rinsed ready for the Factory Cleaner and the necessary Cleaning Procedure Sheet has been signed.
  •   At the end of each shift place all dirty protective clothing into the dedicated bins and all aprons and wellies are clean and stored in the correct area.
  • At all times to be suitably dressed and wear all the protective clothing and equipment correctly as supplied by the Company, and to be responsible for these items.
  •  Ensuring cleanliness of the packing area and abide by all Health and Hygiene and Health and Safety procedures as laid out by the Company at all times.
  •   If and when necessary work across other departments when required.

The key ingredients

We recruit individuals who are passionate about our products and care that customers receive excellent service. To be successful in this role you will need a good understanding of health and hygiene regulations, be able to organise tasks and work efficiently and communicate well within a team.  This role would ideally suit someone who has operated as a Packer/Order Despatch within a fast paced environment (but not essential) as training will be given.

Fork lift truck licence would beneficial but not essential.

The hours will be 7:00am until 4:00pm (40 hours per week).

Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK.

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.

 

Packer (Nights)

We are seeking a Packer/Order Despatch to join our expanding night shift operations team at our plant in Morecambe. 

Your mastery

  •   To ensure the correct procedures of manual handling and packing of meat at all times.
  •   To inform the Packing Room Supervisor of any products which are not in stock so the necessary actions can be taken.
  •  To ensure that the correct quality and standard of meat as specified on the customer order is adhered to at all times.
  • To ensure all meat is labelled correctly and placed with care and consideration to other products which are placed into trays/boxes/bags etc.
  • To take care when strapping and labelling boxes and make sure all boxes are placed with the customer case sticker pointing to the outside of the pallet when stored.
  •  To ensure there is no deterioration of products and prepared stock.
  • At the close of business ensuring all stock and products are stored correctly, according to date, in the appropriate fridge or freezer.
  • To ensure that all vans are loaded efficiently and accurately and promptly according to the start time of each individual Driver.
  • To ensure all machinery and equipment are stripped down and rinsed ready for the Factory Cleaner and the necessary Cleaning Procedure Sheet has been signed.
  •   At the end of each shift place all dirty protective clothing into the dedicated bins and all aprons and wellies are clean and stored in the correct area.
  • At all times to be suitably dressed and wear all the protective clothing and equipment correctly as supplied by the Company, and to be responsible for these items.
  •  Ensuring cleanliness of the packing area and abide by all Health and Hygiene and Health and Safety procedures as laid out by the Company at all times.
  •   If and when necessary work across other departments when required.

The key ingredients

We recruit individuals who are passionate about our products and care that customers receive excellent service. To be successful in this role you will need a good understanding of health and hygiene regulations, be able to organise tasks and work efficiently and communicate well within a team.  This role would ideally suit someone who has operated as a Packer/Order Despatch within a fast paced environment (but not essential) as training will be given.

Fork lift truck licence would beneficial but not essential.

The hours will be 7pm until 5.30am (38 hours per week) worked between Monday to Friday. Sunday night hours will be 6pm until 4.30am which is worked on a three week rotational shift pattern

Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK.

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.

 

Cleaner (Days and Nights available)

We are seeking a Cleaner to join our expanding team at our plant in Morecambe. 

 Your mastery

  • This role would involve cleaning trays to standards to ensure the team receive them throughout the day.
  • The trays must be cleaned by using the tray washer and any excess water should be cleared.
  • Preparing and cleaning the factory environment for production in line with standards.
  • You must be able to comply with the necessary hygiene and health and safety regulations.

The role working days will be from11am until 8pm (Monday to Friday)

The role working nights will be from 4pm – 2.30am ( Mon – Thursday) and  8pm – 7am (Friday)

The key ingredients

For both roles previous cleaning experience is required ideally within a food manufacturing environment.

Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK.

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.

 

Apprentice Opportunities

We are currently going to be recruiting for a number of apprentice roles across the factory to support with growing our team internally. The Apprentice opportunities will be in Food Manufacturing (factory operations), Butchery and Maintenance. Your development will be fully supported through our training Academy by being on a recognised training course for the area of work your in. Opportunities within the factory will be available on our day shift 7am until 4pm (40 hours per week) and nights (for over 18's only). If you interested in finding out more details, please contact Human Resources at our head office or submit your CV below.

Only those applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK.

To apply please email your CV to jobs@althamsbutchers.co.uk quoting the job title.