The job title

Engineering Team Leader

Contract Type
Full time
Livingston, Scotland
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Dec 29 2022 12:00AM

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).


What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.


Why lead our Engineering Team?

Without the upkeep and availability of our equipment we wouldn’t be able to make our delicious and tasty biscuits, leading a team of multi-skilled engineers you will help ensure the wheels keep turning and downtime is kept to minimum ensuring we can reach our key outputs.

We operate some great equipment at our Livingston bakery, which is unique to the group, such as our single biscuit packs and our palm oil free production line. You will be keeping essential product orders fulfilled that can only be completed in Livingston.


What does your typical day look like?

Responsibility to provide an effective planned and reactive engineering service through leading the engineering team with solid controls and innovation. Continuously improve plant reliability whilst meeting the requirements of a complex, high volume production site. A key part of this role is leading the engineering team ensuring it is aligned with the delivery of site KPIs (waste, TOS, efficiency, machine uptime, planned tonnage).


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will require a formal qualification in electrical / mechanical disciplines and preferred experience in leading a team of engineers previously, maybe as a chargehand engineer now looking for a formal step up to team leader. Ideally you will have previous experience in a fast moving/high volume manufacturing environment.

Experience in food manufacturing is preferred but not essential.

Health & Safety is of the upmost importance to us and it must be to you as well. As such, IOSH or related qualifications would be bonus.

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.