We are hiring – Warehouse Operative (Double Days)

Job Title: Warehouse Operative (Double Days)

Reporting to: Warehouse Chargehand

Shift Pattern: Rotating pattern Monday to Friday, week 1 6am-2pm, week 2 1pm-9pm

Job Purpose:

An integral role within the Warehouse team, the role will be responsible for ensuring that our warehouse space is kept safe, tidy and organised at all times along with ensuring all raw materials and packaging are available at the work site prior to the start of production.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To start up, run and shut down designated trucks to set procedures.
  2. Efficiently follow the daily production plan ensuring due care and attention is paid to variety and product types.
  3. To ensure the correct quality of palletised finished goods are available for dispatch.
  4. To ensure at all times the appropriate equipment is used and in fit purpose
  5. Be compliant to the standards expected in the use of moving / non-moving mechanical machinery.
  6. A high standard of record keeping associated with any process.
  7. Effectively communicate with the management team and other departments when required.

 

Skills and Experience Required:

Essential:

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Confidentiality and professionalism in all undertakings
  • Approachable, flexible and methodical
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to solve issues

Desirable:

  • Experience of warehouse, or production environment
  • Fork lift truck licence

 

Key Relationships

Warehouse Chargehand, Warehouse team, Production team.

 

Apply Now

If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to HR@duerrs.co.uk.

We are hiring – Hygiene Operative

Job Title: Hygiene Operative

Reporting to: Hygiene Supervisor

Shift Pattern: 42 hours per week, 4 on 4 off (2x day shift 7am-7pm, 2x night shifts 7pm-7am followed by 4 days off)

Job Purpose:

An integral role within the hygiene team ensuring the necessary hygiene standard is being met, in particular those concerning Health & Safety Quality and Economy are compiled with. Following a daily hygiene schedule and ensuring cleaning materials are used in accordance with procedure.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To maintain an effective factory hygiene service to the business
  2. Efficiently follow the daily hygiene schedule
  3. To ensure cleaning materials are accurately stored and maintained in accordance to current legislation and COSHH requirements
  4. To ensure at all times the appropriate materials and equipment are used and in fit purpose
  5. To use cleaning equipment in accordance to internal and external guidelines
  6. Report any apparent malfunctions or misuse of cleaning equipment to the supervisor
  7. Completion of hygiene records

 

Skills and Experience Required:

Essential:

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Confidentiality and professionalism in all undertakings
  • Approachable, flexible and methodical
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to solve issues

Desirable:

  • Hygiene and/or industrial cleaning experience
  • Experience within a food manufacturing environment or similar

 

Key Relationships

Hygiene supervisor, Hygiene team, Production team, Warehouse team.

 

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If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to HR@duerrs.co.uk.

We are hiring – Engineer

Job Title: Engineer

Reporting to: Engineering Supervisor

Shift Pattern: 3 weekly rotating pattern, with shifts of 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am with 1 in 3 Saturdays 6am-12pm

Job Purpose:

An integral role within the engineering team, in this position you will play a key role in the overall improvement and optimisation of the factory. Maintaining the equipment with due care and attention at all times ensuring all malfunctions are reported appropriately.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To cooperate in the mechanics of a continuous improvement environment.
  2. To fully understand the Health and Safety rules and regulations of the company and take responsible care for your own, and the Health and Safety of others affected by your work.
  3. To ensure minimal down time is experienced through fault-finding techniques.
  4. To ensure at all times the appropriate equipment is used and in fit purpose.
  5. To ensure spares are ordered in the correct manner.
  6. A high standard of record keeping associated with any process and reporting of errors or non-conformance.
  7. Effectively communicate with the management team and other departments when required.
  8. To maintain all safety devices and follow procedure for their operation reporting any malfunctions or misuse as a matter of urgency.

 

Skills and Experience Required:

Essential:

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Confidentiality and professionalism in all undertakings
  • Approachable, flexible and methodical
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to solve issues
  • Professionally Qualified Engineer

Desirable:

  • Proven multi skilled engineering experience (Troubleshooting, Fault Finding, etc.)
  • Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Continuous improvement knowledge

 

Key Relationships

Engineering supervisor, Engineering team, Warehouse team, Production team

 

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If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to HR@duerrs.co.uk.

Duerr’s donates over 200,000 breakfast portions to FareShare

Manchester-based marmalade manufacturer Duerr’s has donated over 200,000 breakfast portions to national charity FareShare. 

The donation is the first of four donations in the brand’s year-long mission to help stop the spread of hunger with its You Buy, We Donate campaign. For every jar of Thick Cut, Fine Cut or Manchester Marmalade that is sold in stores nationwide, Duerr’s has donated a single serve breakfast portion to the charity. Duerr’s is set to continue this initiative into 2021 having set an ambitious target to donate 1 million breakfast portions over a 12-month period. 

With 8.4 million people in the UK struggling to afford a meal*, FareShare will deliver Duerr’s contributions to their Regional Centres nationwide, to ensure they reach people in local communities who are most in need.

Richard Duerr, marketing and sales director at Duerr’s, said:

‘‘We’re pleased that the initiative is off to a strong start and the first product donations are now with the people who need them most. We’re looking forward to continuing our support in 2021 as we aim to meet our target of 1 million breakfast portions. Throughout the past couple of months, our business has also been working with the charity to donate additional products – we want to ensure that we, as a family business, are doing everything we can to help other families across the country have a good start to the day.’’

Alyson Walsh, Commercial Director at FareShare UK, said: 

‘‘We’re hugely grateful for the initial donations from the Duerr’s team and we’re working hard to distribute the breakfast portions across the country, to ensure as many people as possible have a good breakfast each day. We look forward to working with the team more in 2021.”  

Duerr’s partnership with FareShare is an extension of its ongoing charitable activity. The business has raised thousands of pounds for various causes over recent years, and most recently has supported local schools by providing spreads, jams and marmalades to breakfast clubs, ensuring as many children as possible have access to a good breakfast each day.

Duerr’s has been producing high-quality and innovative jams, marmalades, sweet spreads and condiments and peanut butter from Manchester for over 135 years. 

FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, with more than 30 warehouses across the UK. They take good quality surplus food from across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups. 

https://fareshare.org.uk/ 

www.duerrs.co.uk

*Voices of the Hungry, Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, 2016

6 suprising ways to enjoy marmalade

Marmalade fans from across the country have revealed the strangest ways to enjoy marmalade.

From adding to cocktails to using in a cheese toasty, fans of the sticky, zesty goodness have been sharing their unique and tasty recipe ideas – here are some of the quirkiest suggestions from fans:

  1. Add a frozen zing to summer cocktails – Freeze the marmalade in small blobs and add to your preferred tipple – ideal for a fruity cocktail or great for adding a zesty, fresh bite to a G&T.
  2. Spread generously on a Weetabix – a crispy and fruity snack perfect at any time of day.
  3. Cheese and marmalade toasty – cut through the rich flavours of cheese with a layer of tasty tangy marmalade.
  4. Marmalade roasted ham – creates a tasty and sticky glaze that creates a jacket, making a moist ham.
  5. Camembert topping – replace the traditional chutney with a tangy marmalade for a new take on the dish.
  6. Chicken marmalade tray bake – marinade the chicken with marmalade, olive oil, garlic and mustard to create a tasty, sticky punchy chicken that the whole family will enjoy.

Duerr’s Fine Cut (340g), Thick Cut (340g) and Half Sugar (300g) marmalades are now available in Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. The Manchester Marmalade (340g) is currently available in Tesco stores across the North West, with an RRP of £1.39.

Duerr’s spreads its community support with donation to local school

England’s oldest family-owned jam maker, Duerr’s, has donated hundreds of jars of preserves and £1,000 to Crossacres Primary Academy to support the running of its breakfast club.

The Manchester-based manufacturer has donated more than 200 jars of its jams and marmalades to help feed the vast numbers of children that attend breakfast club each day.

The monetary donation will go towards supporting disadvantaged families within the school, allowing them free access to the breakfast club for the full school year.

The support offered by Duerr’s is part of a wider community initiative run through the newly launched Duerr’s Foundation, which aims to provide product and monetary donations to local schools across Wythenshawe throughout 2019 and into 2020.

Richard Duerr, sales and marketing director of F. Duerr & Sons said:

“We know how important a good breakfast is, so we are thrilled to be able to give the children in breakfast club a great start to the day with our jams and marmalades. Also, to know that our monetary donation will go directly towards helping families that wouldn’t normally have access to the breakfast club is fantastic.’’

Suzanne Blay, headteacher at Crossacres Primary Academy said:

“We’re delighted with the donations from Duerr’s. Our breakfast club is a vital resource for students as it sets them up for the school day, so any support we receive to help keep the club running is hugely welcome.’’

Duerr’s has been producing high-quality and innovative jams, marmalades, sweet spreads and condiments from Manchester for over 135 years.