Kitchen Operator

Manufacturing Runcorn, Cheshire


About AAK

AAK is proud to be the world’s leading producer of specialty vegetable fats. Through our unique co-development approach we develop and provide value-adding vegetable oil solutions in close collaboration with our customers, enabling them to achieve long-lasting business results.

By doing so, we solve customer specific needs across many industries including Bakery, Chocolate & Confectionery, Dairy, Foodservice, Infant Nutrition and Personal Care.

Our pioneering spirit and passion for innovation keeps us at the cutting edge of our industry and is what sets us apart. It enables our employees to work in a safe and supportive environment in which they make a genuine impact.

AAK employ more than 3,500 employees globally and with 20 production facilities and customisation plants, and sales offices in over 25 countries spanning six continents we have one of our industries most diverse global footprints.

AAK Runcorn

AAK Runcorn is the home to AAK Foods, a major manufacturer and supplier of sauces, condiments and dressings to the retail and foodservice sectors.


Our private label work has won awards for taste and quality, and our products can be found on the shelves of stores throughout the world.

From our site on Davy Road, to the east of the town centre, we work with customers to co-develop new recipes for grocery private label products, retail restaurants, quick service restaurants, foodservice and food ingredients.

About the role

AAK are recruiting for a Kitchen Operator to join the Runcorn Operations team, working on a Monday – Friday, 3 Shift pattern. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring products are manufactured to the highest standard to meet customer specification.


  • Carry out product testing to ensure that end products meet the customer specification.
  • Consistently ensure optimum food safety of all products on the production line, including correct segregation of Allergens.
  • Ensure safe working practice whilst maintaining CCP, personal hygiene and PPE compliance.
  • Assist with shift handovers and team briefs ensuring maximum efficiency and communication.
  • Monitor business waste, compile and implement solutions for reduction of waste.
  • Ensure all records are accurately maintained.

About you

  • Experience testing finished products for quality purposes.
  • Understanding Food Hygiene and HACCP standards.
  • Good attention to detail, able to find areas for improvement.
  • Comfortable working within time constraints, able to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work within different areas of the business as successful candidate may be required to work in additional areas to meet business needs.

In return AAK offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Company pension 3% Employee, 5% employer.
  • UK Healthcare scheme.
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays.
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Investment in training and development.

AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.