The job title

Machine Operator

Contract Type
Full time
£13.30 per hour (including shift allowance)
Llantarnam, Wales
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Sep 8 2023 12:00AM


Monday - Friday - Rotational Shift Pattern 

Dayshift 5.45- 13.45 

Backshift 13.45 – 21.45 

Night shift 21.45 – 5.45

On Fridays  5.45 – 12.45, 12.45 – 19.45, 19.45 – 2.45


39 Hours Per Week

Who are we ?

We are FBC UK, Fox's Burton's Companies! ……-And we bake the UK's most incredible biscuits (we might be slightly biased, but we will leave that for you to judge). 

FBC UK was a match made in heaven, with two of the top UK biscuits manufacturers (Burton's Biscuits and Fox's Biscuits) coming together to create one unique, integrated company. 

We are home to famous iconic brands, including Maryland, Fox's, Jammie Dodger & Rocky, to name just a few. We bake our incredible biscuits at eight bakeries across the UK, located at Ilse of Arran, Livingston, Blackpool, Llantarnam, Edinburgh, Kirkham, Batley & Dorset. We also have offices for our supporting services in St Albans, Liverpool and Moreton. Together, we employ circa 4,000 amazing employees across all our locations.  

We are currently the second biscuit manufacturer in the UK market with a strong ambition of becoming the number two biscuit manufacturer worldwide.

We are proud to be part of the Ferrero enlarged family: such a fantastic and successful business. The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 countries, with products sold in over 170 countries, represented by almost 38.000 employees worldwide, and a consolidated turnover of €12.7 billion (2020-21).

Along with our fantastic brand portfolio, we also have long-term agreements to manufacture several sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Jacobs, and LU branded products. In addition, we are proud to be a strategic partner for many retailer-branded products.

Our employees make our business special. With strong family values, we believe FBC UK is a more prosperous and fun place to work with when people feel free to be themselves. We believe in the power of being authentic, entrepreneurial and supporting each whilst meeting our business goals. 

And don't forget… work hard but play harder!


What does your typical day look like?  

As a Machine Operator 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. You will monitor the finished biscuits on one of our production lines whilst managing the packing of the finished product, setting up and maintaining the machines during Production run on Packing Floor through the final stages of wrapping the biscuits. You will also be responsible for changing machines between Production runs. It’s a fast paced role and requires a certain level of fitness as it does have a large element of physical work in order to complete the tasks to a high standard. Attention to detail is key as we pride ourselves in the quality of our products.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

Previous Machine Operator experience is preferred but not essential as full training can be given. You might want to apply if you have had experience in one of the following positions: Warehouse operator, Printer, CNC Operator, Process Operator, Packer, Picker or Welder. 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.

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.