Cold Store Operator

  • Technical
  • Oldford, Frome
  • This position has been filled.

Andros is a family-owned company based in south west France with a turnover of over 2.5 billion Euros. It is a leading European fruit transformation and chilled dairy producer manufacturing the internationally famous brand Bonne Maman, as well as many private label products.

Bonne Maman has seen significant success in the UK over recent years becoming brand leader of the jam category in 2013 and is now a major player in chilled desserts and yoghurt. Bonne Maman is known for its simple, great quality, natural products evoking a homely welcoming and trustworthy brand.

We are now seeking a Cold Store Operator at our Oldford site.

Job role

·       Ensure all products / pallets are removed from the windtunnel on completion of cooling cycle and try to keep a good product flow to avoid build up at production end of windtunnel.

·       Ensure all pallets removed from the windtunnel are then wrapped correctly on the machine film wrapper and booked into stock using either the hand held barcode scanner or input manually into the AS400 system.

·       Allocate pallets to loads as per the general procedure for when product can be dispatched.

·       Line up loads ready and mark / label with load number then scan pallets to load when delivery time confirmed.

·       Load incoming collection vehicles as soon as possible after arrival if vehicle arrives at specified time.

·       Unload incoming deliveries (frozen fruit, fruit prep containers, chocolate curls etc), check against paperwork, sign off and return to driver once unloaded.

·       Ensure incoming deliveries are moved to correct storage areas. (eg; frozen fruit to production freezer, fruit prep containers to correct line location in cold store)  Also make sure there is correct stock rotation, respect FIFO.

·       Ensure all pallets are sent out with correct pallet labels and print out a copy of load information and load number for company records.

·       Provide break cover for Operations Support on morning shift (when available to do so, depending on number of staff on shift and workload).

·       To participate in regular weekly stock counting of fruit prep containers and monthly stocktake of ingredients and packaging stored in the area.  (Also includes frozen fruit stocks)

·       Communicate any problems with picking of stock and liase with planning / technical if product requires  removing/ release  from On Hold status.

·       Inform Manager and report to engineering if any problems with the windtunnel or wrapping machines.

·       Ensure Forklift Trucks and Ride on Trucks are looked after and kept charged to ensure maximum usage is available for the fleet within the area.  Report any faults to Dept Manager.

Candidate Profile

A reasonable degree of manual strength and dexterity.
Team player

Organisational skills


Mechanical aptitude


Background & Skills

Working knowledge of all departmental equipment.

Numerate and computer literate

Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

Able to work unsupervised and using own initiative

Ability to work to strict procedure

Trained to operate a forklift truck and ride-on truck

Hours: 3 shift rotation; 6am-2pm/2-10pm/10pm-6am

Company Package:

Market Leader in their products and sector

Company pension 6% employer contribution

25 days holiday + Bank holidays

Company sick pay

Death in Service

Free eye test and £90 contribution to glasses

Long service recognition