The job title

Engineering Team Leader

Contract Type
Full time
Edinburgh, Scotland
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Nov 24 2023 12:00AM

Who are we ?

We are FBC, 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 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 Isle 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 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?  

The Engineering Team Leader is responsible for managing and leading a team of shift engineers, ensuring high standards are met at all times with regards to safety, quality and maintenance.

This role is crucial in evaluating processes to identify ways to improve efficiency and reduce waste while investigating and troubleshooting technical issues.

  • Promote and ensure a culture where Health & Safety is accepted as being of the highest priority
  • Ensure highest levels of quality, hygiene and GMP standards are adhered to at all times
  • Lead engineering teams by setting objectives, managing workflow and ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Oversee projects and communicate with contractors to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Directing the work of engineers and other staff members to ensure that all production operations meet their deadlines
  • Identify potential projects and opportunities for improvements within the business
  • Serve as the primary technical point of contact for a team of engineers, providing leadership and mentorship
  • Work with other leads to establish priorities and objectives for the engineering team that are in line with company goals
  • Assist individual team members grow their skills and careers by providing feedback, coaching, and opportunities for development
  • Delegate tasks and assignments to team members based on skillset and workload
  • Write and maintain documentation for engineering processes and procedures
  • Assist with recruiting efforts to build a strong engineering team
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

  • A qualification in either electrical or mechanical disciplines
  • Continuous Improvement Experience and knowledge of tools and techniques
  • Food safety/Hygiene qualification (desirable)
  • Proven experience of leading an engineering team
  • Ideally experienced in a FMCG environment
  • Problem solving and technical competence and a strong understanding on equipment reliability
  • Ability to influence and motivate teams
  • Leadership capability – lead and develop high performing teams 

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.