Hebridean Smokehouse a small specialist smokehouse located on the Isle of North Uist.
It produces premium quality smoked salmon and shellfish products for high-end UK
and international retail markets as well as for blue chip food service including
many international airlines. The business also sells products by mail-order with
many thousands of active clients. The company has an enviable reputation within the
industry and has been endorsed by many media personalities and professionals.
Summary Job Description
Members of the fish processing team work under the instruction of the production
manager. The job requires a good level of physical fitness as the work is carried
out standing up and in temperature controlled environments and the post may be unsuitable
for people with a condition that would prevent any normal activities like lifting
or other manual tasks. The smokehouse is a modern food production facility and all
the products produced in the factory are made under strict conditions of hygiene
Tasks carried out by members of the production team include:
Handling of fish including filleting and trimming salmon
Working with knives and other cutting equipment
Supervised operation of various machines that skin, slice, trim and vacuum pack smoked
Working for short periods in cold stores and warehouses
Cleaning and housekeeping of the processing areas and other parts of the factory
Delegated responsibility for some environmental monitoring like temperature checks
of chill rooms and cold stores
Training and previous experience
All training will be given so no previous experience working with fish is required
but would be an advantage. The training is staged with new skills introduced as the
team member progresses. It is a requirement that all staff achieve a minimum of Elementary
Food Hygiene certification early on in employment, which is paid for by the company.
Candidates must at least have basic English language and reading skills, basic mathematical
skills and be over the age of 18. Experience in food production or food processing
is an advantage. We would encourage applications from candidates that have a driving
licence as reliance on public transport may limit available hours offered.
Starting pay is in line with national minimum wage and increases incrementally with
skills acquired. There is potential for additional remuneration with increased responsibility
in this growing company.
Applicants should be able to supply appropriate references or character references.
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