The job title

Machine Operator / Machine Minder £13.18 p/h

Contract Type
Full time
Competitive hourly rate + shift premium
Llantarnam, Wales
Job Type
Start Date
Nov 15 2022 12:00AM

Do YOU like biscuits? Of course, you do! Who doesn’t? Due to our exceptional company growth Burton’s are expanding, and we want YOU to be a part of the team.


In our Llantarnam Bakery, home of the infamous Wagon Wheel, you’ll find our biscuit experts hard at work and we're looking for Machine Operators to join this fantastically dedicated Operations team of Smart Cookies   on a permanent contract. You will be working as part of the Operations Team operating high speed wrapping machines and checkweighers, as well as checking codes and completion of daily production documentation.

If you have had experience working in a fast paced environment, are a great multi-tasker, and want to gain experience / training in the manufacturing sector, then this is the role for you! Please note no experience of working in the manufacturing environment is required to be considered for this role. You might want to apply if you have had experience in one of the following positions: Warehouse operator, Printer, CNC Operator, Process Operator, Machine Operator, Packer, Picker, Cafe Manager, Welder

Due to our exceptional company growth, we are looking for upwards of 5 Machine Operators. 

Competitive Weekly Pay: £13.18 (includes shift allowance & paid breaks)

Location: Llantarnam Bakery, Cwmbran NP44 3YL 

Contract: Permanent, Weekly Paid 

Benefits: Subsidized canteen, Free on-site parking, Staff shop, Define Contribution Pension Scheme, Access to company Awards and Benefits portal offering amazing discounts (Bake My Day)


Hours: Full Time Hours. Monday - Friday. Choice of Shift Patterns (see below)

Rotational Shift Pattern. 3 Day Shift Pattern. 3 Days on / 8 Days off. (Start and Finish times will be confirmed at interview) 36 Hours Per Week. 


Who are Burtons Biscuits?

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!


‘We are a more successful and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves’.

At Burton’s we believe in the power of being authentic, being entrepreneurial and being supportive to each other to meet our common goals…oh and did we mention having fun?!

Understanding our customers is crucial to our success, so having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers is vital. As a business we are committed to the continuous improvement of diversity and equality in the workplace and we welcome talented individuals from all backgrounds who share our Pride and Passion for Baking Great Biscuits and snacks. Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We also have several key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector and our proud of the amazing biscuits we bake for our customers and consumers.


Within our Burton’s group, we have 6 bakery sites across the UK, located in Blackpool, Livingston, Edinburgh, Dorset, Isle of Arran and Llantarnam, with our head office in St Albans. In total we employ circa 2,100 people around across our locations.


Burton’s Biscuits is owned by Ferrero and we are proud to be part of such a fantastic and successful business.  The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 Countries and their products are sold in over 170 Countries.  We are delighted to be part of the Ferrero group which represents over 37,000 employees across the world and has a consolidated turnover of €12.3 billion (2020). 

Role & Responsibilities

  • Operating high speed wrapping machines and checkweighers.
  • Checking codes and completion of daily production documentation.
  • Maintenance of hygiene and housekeeping standards and ‘clean as you go’ procedures.
  • Maintenance of quality standards procedures.
  • Maintenance of Health and Safety standards


Key Ingredients:

  • Experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Applicants need to be numerate/ literate/ flexible/ self-motivated/ good problem-solving abilities/ ability to work with minimum supervision and use own initiative.
  • Communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a small team.
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance record.
  • Basic awareness of health & safety and food safety / hygiene requirements (training and certifications will be provided as part of the role)


Final Part of the Mix: Applicants must be over the 18 years of age.


APPLY NOW and let us contact you to discuss your future with the Burtons family.

Application process: Online application with CV followed by Telephone Interview.  If successful will be followed by a Video Interview and a Final Interview at Bakery including a Tour.