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Smoker Apprentice Wanted!

Ummera Smoked Products Ltd is looking to recruit a part time Smoker Apprentice to assist the existing small team at Ummera Smoked Product producing niche high quality, hand crafted smoked salmon, poultry and bacon. If you have a passion for quality food and want to help provide our customers with the very best, please email your CV today to

  • Position: Smoker Apprentice
  • Position Type: Part Time: 5 day flexible schedule 9am-1pm.
  • Hours are dependent on business demands with a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Location: Ummera Smokehouse,Timoleague, Co. Cork
  • Remuneration: Starting pay: basic hourly rate
  • Start Date: Immediate start

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Smokehouse Manager in all aspects of the smoking operation
  • Hand filleting salmon
  • Pinboning, trimming and slicing smoked salmon.
  • Brining, smoking and packing other products, chicken, duck and bacon.
  • Filleting and marinading salmon for Gravadlax
  • Operating fish skinning and slicing machines
  • Setting-up and cleaning-down of skinning and slicing machines
  • Making up weighed packs of sliced salmon
  • Vacuum packing and sleeving sliced packs
  • Making up orders of finished product for dispatch
  • Cleaning of processing and storage areas
  • Disposal of fish offal to wormery
  • Tracking goods inward and through processing, and completing relevant paperwork
  • Assisting with stock-taking
  • General maintenance jobs (includes grass cutting when the weather is nice!!)
  • Completing all relevent HACCP and company documentation correctly and accurately and forwarding to the correct department
  • Moving of heavy goods/equipment in accordance with the companys Manual Handling policy
  • Any other additional duties as reasonably requested
  • Skills & Requirements:
  • Reliable and detail orientated
  • Hands-on and dependable
  • Ability to be flexible and communicate well with others
  • Commitment to the objectives of the Company
  • Food industry experience desirable
  • Must be able to speak and communicate in English
  • A knowledge of HACCP and Basic Food Hygiene is advantageous but full training will be given.

Ummera has one full time Manager, one part-time admin/office staff, two processing operators and additional staff at peak periods (ie Christmas). We are a very small family company and we all tend to lend a hand in whatever area when needed.

Please email with your CV.

Closing date for applications: 18th September 2015

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