Food Labelling & Specifications Technologist with Campbells Prime Meat Ltd

Location: Linlithgow
£20-25,000 p/a but negotiable depending on experience
Full-time, (Mo-Fr: 8:30-4:30pm), Permanent
Immediate start
Closing Date: 6 February 2019, 12 noon

About the Company

Campbells Prime Meat Ltd is Scotland’s leading supplier of fresh meat, fresh fish and delicatessen products to the foodservice industry – that is, they supply food to chefs in kitchens who will cook for other people. Campbells' customers are hotels and restaurants, pub groups, catering companies, schools and hospitals.

It is a family business with a heritage that goes back over 100 years. The Managing Director is the fourth generation of the family to manage the business and he remains very operationally involved. Campbells pride themselves on having the attributes of a small business – all of their products are made to order using the craft skills of their butchers and fishmongers – with some of the strengths of a larger business such as the back-office or their financial resources.

The company faced its greatest challenge in 2009 when their main production facility and offices were totally destroyed by fire. Three months after the fire, Campbells moved to their new premises in Linlithgow which is 50% larger than the previous factory. With the commitment and teamwork of the Directors and staff at Campbells and the support of our customers, our Linlithgow premises is now the finest in Scotland for the supply of fresh meat, fresh fish and delicatessen products.


The Role

Campbells have a permanent new vacancy in their expanding technical department for a Technologist to work in technical and to work with the Process Improvement Manager who is involved in updating of the labeller and IT traceability system on the factory floor. This is an exciting new role that will allow the candidate to gain knowledge on the new labelling and traceability that is currently available on the market. Training will be given.

Duties and responsibilities for this role will include:

• Maintain and review product recipes, specifications and labelling.
• Create and maintain finished product specifications for issue to customers, also completion of customer’s online specification systems.
• Participation in technical audits and traceability exercises.
• Actively involved in Fabrication and GMP audits on a weekly basis.
• Complete internal audits when scheduled.
• Create corrective actions on the results of the audits.
• Review allergen risk assessment on product produced in-house.
• Maintain and review databases on products, allergens and shelf lives and ensure labelling information is up to date in system.
• Carry out other additional work when required in the technical team.

The Campbells Prime Meat factory is two miles outside Linlithgow and is not served well by public transport links, so having your own transport would be preferable. Please tell us in your application how you would plan to deal with this if successful at interview.



This role would be suitable for a recent graduate or someone with some experience in a technical role within the food industry.

The ideal candidate would preferably be degree qualified in Food Science, but other academic backgrounds will not be discounted. They will be a strong team player, have strong analytical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will be able to demonstrate an analytical mind with an eye for detail and accuracy, and be confident using Excel, Word and Databases.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.



Closing date for applications is 6 February 2019, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and covering letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.