📣 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. As a B-Corp certified company; you can be sure you are joining a sustainable company who care about our people, product and our impact on the environment.

Located in Doncaster, Rudie's Kitchen is where our Butternut meals (we currently have 8 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.

 (12 Months Fixed Term Contract)

👋  A bit about the role

As a lead operator you will work in our ProductionIn this role your can expect to: 

  • Coordinate areas & shift responsibilities and work with the team leader to improve shift productivity (plan attainment)
  • Conduct quality checks to ensure a great customer experience
  • Be the go-to person for all other operatives on shift
  • Attend daily review meetings, appointing other operatives duties and appointing staff role change overs
  • Prepare for the shift ahead confirming enough materials and stock are prepared
  • Conduct quality checks ensuring that we meet product specifications
  • Perform machine/equipment hygiene and changeovers
  • Work to relevant standards and Key Performance Indicators
  • Be humble in work duties, being open to jump on the production line, get stuck in with cleaning duties and helping other areas of the business

You will be paid an hourly rate working a rolling average of 41 hours per week. We recognise that you will be working a rotating roster covering both days and nights, so we also pay a 20% shift allowance. The pay as a Lead operator will be: £12.30 + a 20% shift allowance = £14.76 p/h.

🐶  A bit about you

  • Previous experience as a lead or skilled operator
  • Ability to read and communicate confidently in English
  • Numerate (able to understand and work with numbers)
  • Available for a rotating shift schedule -  a mixture of days / nights and some weekend working
  • Hard-working & diligent with a hunger to learn
  • Comfortable working with raw materials such as beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb
  • Flexible, pragmatic, resilient & humble
  • Committed to food quality & safety
  • Loves dogs (naturally)

🙌  A bit about what we offer

  • Competitive salary + 257.5 hours holidays (including bank holidays) and an additional 8 hours for every year of service 
  • Butternut branded uniform provided (fleece, footwear, hi-vis)
  • Enrolment into the company pension scheme and sick pay
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • 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

❗️A few things to note:

  • This role is 100% based in our kitchen in Blyth, Doncaster
  • 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

We look forward to receiving your application!


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