📣 The exciting stuff

This is a rare opportunity to join an exciting start-up manufacturing business, Butternut Box.

Supporting the manufacturing & fulfillment facility here at Rudie’s Kitchen in order to ensure that stock movements around the whole site run smoothly, and working with some of the best people in the area, this is a great time to join Butternut Box. 


👋  A bit about the role

  • Operate mechanical handling equipment: reach truck, occasionally counterbalance and ride-on forklift trucks (Our chillers and freezers are 10m fully racked warehouses)
  • Conduct quality checks ensuring that we meet product specifications.
  • Work in a safe way following all appropriate safety procedures and wearing protective equipment correctly at all times
  • Stock count and systems transactions
  • General facility hygiene - floors, walls and conveyors etc and working in a manner that epitomises ‘clean as you go’
  • Other general tasks waste processing, order packing etc
  • Work to relevant standards and Key Performance Indicators
  • Occasional attendance and contribution at daily review meeting and regular attendance/contribution at warehouse performance review

📣 A bit about us

At Butternut, our mission is to deliver health and happiness to dogs and their humans all over the world. In order to do just that, we need a hard-working team. And we need quite a big kitchen too. Which is precisely why we have built one.

Located in Doncaster, Rudie's Kitchen is where our Butternut meals (we currently have 10 recipes) will be gently cooked, using human-quality ingredients. Rudie's is also where we will be packaging our meals and boxing them for our customers all over the UK. We are a close nit team, with a that family feel, looking to welcome more like minded people to our lovely team and keep work life fun and enjoyable.

We are pleased to say, this is a full-time permanent contract, you will be working a rolling average of 41 hours per week working on a shift rotation with a mixture of days / nights and some weekend working. The working shifts days consisting of 7am to 7pm and nights consisting of 7pm-7am.

Such as:

  • 4 on/ 4 off = 2 day, 2 nights
  • 5 on, 5 off = 3 days, 2 nights
  • 5 on, 5 off = 2 days, 3 nights

🐶  A bit about you

  • Previous Reach Truck experience is essential (in the past 2 years)
  • Working level of speaking English
  • Ability to read English
  • Numerate (able to understand and work with numbers)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Comfortable working in a chilled environment
  • Comfortable working in an environment that processes raw protein
  • Dedicated & determined
  • Open & honest
  • Committed to food quality & safety
  • A supportive & helpful team member

🙌  A bit about what we offer

  • We offer a wage of up to £12.69 per hour, this is made up of a basic salary of £22,554 plus a 20% shift allowance for days/night shift working which works out at £27,064
  • Butternut branded uniform provided (fleece, footwear, hi-vis)
  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Company pension scheme and sick pay
  • Private showers, changing facilities and dedicated locker space
  • Comfy, bright and airy kitchen space with lunch making facilities and large screen TVs
  • Free tea, coffee, and fruit (and pay day pizzas)
  • Opportunity to grow, develop and learn with internal training programmes and a £500 personal learning budget
  • Be part of an energetic and high performing team
  • Team socials & events
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free Electric Car charging

❗️A few things to note:

  • This role is 100% based in our kitchen in Blyth, Doncaster (just outside Worksop)
  • We aim to respond to all applicants personally, however, due to the high volume of applications we receive we are sometimes unable to respond to everyone
  • As our business has grown so has our responsibility to our community, our planet and our business. We are not perfect, but we are committed to doing business the right way and continually improving our social and environmental performance
  • Butternut Box is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We welcome people of different nationalities, backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives
  • At Butternut, we are passionate about building a diverse & inclusive team that cares for one another. We expect all team members to live by our values


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