The job title

mechanical Engineer -( Fri,sat, sun & mon - 40hrs)

Contract Type
Full time
Edinburgh, Scotland
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Nov 22 2022 12:00AM

Burton's Biscuits are the home of some of the UK’s most iconic biscuit brands, including Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers, Wagon Wheels, Thomas Fudges & Paterson Arran Shortbread. Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture sweet & savoury snacks under brands from Mars Confectionery, Cathedral City & Marmite, we are also a key player in manufacturing Retailer Own Brand biscuits.

Are you able to use your own initiative, work with minimum supervision and good at problem solving? If yes then Burton's Biscuits needs you!


As a Multi Skilled Engineer You will take ownership of your designated area, ensuring that all inspections/PdM/PPM are completed to your standard. To understand the condition of the equipment in your area to help prioritise any engineering work and to drive improved reliability. You will need to be able to have had previous experience in a fast moving/high volume manufacturing environment.

Support & coach relevant employees in all aspects of shared maintenance.

To work across mechanical and electrical trades as qualified.

To work as part of a team with operations to improve line performance in efficiency, quality and safety.

To deal directly with suppliers on machine or plant issues.

To improve site production processes and plant design to minimise downtime & improve safety and quality.

Repair, refurbishment & modification to all pipework & values including gas, ingredient, pneumatic, water, heating systems, water jackets, toilets & sinks.

Maintenance & clearance of site drainage systems including process supply & discharge lines.

Process ingredient line and cooling tower work as required.

Maintenance and repairs to steam pressure vessels and pipework including boilers, calorifiers, steam traps and condensates.

Installation & commissioning of electrical & mechanical machines & equipment, pneumatic, steam, gas & hot & cold water systems.

Replacement & repairs to electrical, fluid and gaseous metering equipment.

To undertake training & upskilling programmes as directed by business needs and to keep abreast of technological advancements.

To maintain skills in line with technological advancements.



Rate: Competitive

Contract: Permanent.

Benefits:  4 weeks holiday (pro rata) with service related increase, 8 days Bank Holiday or Bank Holidays that fall during your employment, Legal & General Pension 3% company contribution 5% colleague 8% total after 3 months, Training opportunities, Variable hours of work, Free parking, Personal Protective Equipment and uniform provided, Access to company Awards and Benefits portal offering amazing discounts.

Location: The Royal Burgh Bakery, Livingston, West Lothian (Paterson Arran Bakery) 


Hours: 40 Hours per week. 

Shift Pattern: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 6am-4pm (4 x 10 hour shifts)


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.

 Burton’s Biscuits 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).


Application process: Online application with CV.


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