The job title

Engineering Shift Technician

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.

What does your typical day look like?  

  • As a Multi-Skilled Technician you will be working as part of the Engineering Team to provide a timely and effective engineering service to our customer in production whilst ensuring safety, quality and hygiene standards are met. 
  • You will carry out planned maintenance activities as scheduled by the maintenance plan contained within the CMMS, attend and repair breakdowns as required, and report all actions carried out and any further actions required.
  • You will undertake training as required to further enhance individual’s skills and knowledge so that the level of support to the front line operations remains effective and efficient, train others so that they are able to carry out their expected work duties to the required standards.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

  • It is preferred that you will be educated to HNC standard (or equivalent) or higher in mechanical or electrical engineering, and a proven practitioner of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, problem solving and continuous improvement skills. 
  • You will be familiar with TPM principles including 5S. Experience in the use of CMMS (computerised maintenance management systems) is preferred but not essential.
  • You will be numerate, literate, flexible, self-motivated and be able to work with minimum supervision and use own initiative. 
  • Previous experience of working as part of a team is essential. 
  • Previous Food Manufacturing experience and a basic understanding of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene is desirable, but not essential as training will be given.

The duties described here are not exhaustive and may be adapted to meet the needs of a changing organisation and therefore is expected to evolve in line with the organisation.

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.