Join the team at Stokes!


A multi-skilled maintenance engineer to lead the Engineering function is required for a Suffolk based food manufacturer.  A mechanical/electrical background/qualification, experience of maintaining production machinery and a knowledge of pneumatics is essential.  Experience of PLC controlled equipment is an advantage.  

Duties include maintaining plant, ancillary equipment and the fabric of the factory in good order, carrying out emergency repairs to the company's machinery and ensuring the preventative maintenance plan is carried out to schedule and engineering records are maintained in good order.  Other duties include sourcing and maintaining spares, ensuring the calibration of equipment is carried out to schedule and completing other general maintenance duties as required.
The successful candidate must be able to work flexible hours in order to fit planned maintenance around production, have a positive approach to work and have the ability to analyse and solve problems and deal effectively with breakdowns.   In addition, the successful candidate will have a good understanding of engineering best practice and a working knowledge of health & safety regulations.

Salary:  £38k to £42k

Normal Hours:  40 hours per week Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. 

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Customer Sales & Development (UK Independents)

Stokes Sauces established in 2004 produce a unique range of classic sauces from the Old Stables in rural Suffolk.  We sell through trade channels, including Independent retail, distributors, supermarkets, foodservice, our website and direct to retail customers.

Currently we are looking for a client focused individual to join the sales team.  You will be responsible for growing and further developing profitable sales of the Stokes product range across the UK Independent Retail & Foodservice sectors.

The ideal candidate will be sales focused and able to build and develop long standing relationships with both existing and new clients. Good organisational skills, enthusiastic can-do-attitude and attention to detail are essential.

Duties will include: -

·  Maintain and develop sales with Stokes existing customers through regular contact.

·  Actively research magazines, website for potentially new customers.

· Contact prospective customers to gain new business.

· Up sell the Stokes range and advise customers of new products, forthcoming promotions and future product developments.

Hours:- 20 - 22 hours per week

Salary:- £20k - £22k pa pro rata

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Warehouse Operative

A full-time Warehouse Operative is required to join our Warehouse Team.  The role includes receipt of goods into store, storing raw materials, putting away finished goods, rotating stock, carrying out stock checks, picking, packing and loading orders and completing all paperwork associated with these tasks on time and in line with quality procedures.   
Working as part of a small team the ideal applicant will have warehousing experience and be able to work accurately to tight deadlines.  A fork lift licence is essential (counterbalance and bendi-truck) and some experience of computers is desirable.
You must be self-motivated, an excellent communicator and be able to meet our stringent standards of quality and hygiene.  Other essential attributes are a meticulous attention to detail, integrity and reliability.  Being based in a rural location having your own transport is essential.
Hours of Work:  37½ hours per week.
Shifts:  05:45 am to 02:00 pm, 1:45 pm to 10:00 pm and 08:30 am to 5:00 pm.  You must also be prepared to work nights:  21:45 pm to 06:00 am as and when required.
Pay:  £9.25 per hour.
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