The job title

Shift Engineering Manager (Food Manufacturing)

Contract Type
Full time
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Oct 30 2019 12:00AM
Closing Date
Nov 30 2019 12:00AM

Location: Sighthill Industrial Estate, Edinburgh
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours:  3pm to 11pm shift, Monday - Friday
Salary: £Competitive
Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

Burton’s Biscuits are owned by a Private Equity Owned business Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP or Teachers for short) and form part of their $191.1 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive company.

Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We employ circa 1,800 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and smaller but equally important sites based in Dorset, Livingston & the Isle of Arran.

Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars Biscuit, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.

In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s, also in 2019 we acquired Scottish bakers Paterson Arran. This will increase our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.

What are we all about? 
Here at Burton’s Biscuit Company 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.
We don’t want to bore you with just a Job description about the role we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us? 

Why join our Engineering Team?

Engineering is a key part of both our Edinburgh Bakery & strategically for the wider business. Due to commercial growth and having a reputation across the UK retailers as one of best biscuits manufactures our bakeries are busier than ever. This means that ensuring the reliability & efficiency of the site is a strategic commercial priority & with this has come a number of process improvement initiatives. 

This is a great chance to join an engineering team who are making a real difference across the business.
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
- Relevant Engineering Qualification.

- Proven experience of leading an in house engineering team, in ideally a FMCG environment to improve overall site performance. Or have worked as a lead engineer acting as a supervisor.

- Use of continuous improvement tools and techniques.

- Proven track record of developing high performing teams.

- Ideally experience of working in a unionised environment.

- Ability to think strategically to enhance site/cultural performance.

- Detailed knowledge of using & developing MS Office products, particularly Excel.

- Strong communication skills.

- Ability to lead by example and Drive On shift performance.

What do we offer in return? 

We offer a competitive salary package, company pension, 25 days holiday

If you are looking for a new challenge in a fun, fast paced and progressive business then we have the opportunity for you!! 

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. 

You may have experience of the following: Shift Engineering Manager, Engineer, Engineering. Shift Engineer, Engineering Manager, Manufacturing, Maintenance Manager, Senior Electrical Engineer, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Plant Maintenance, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Shift Engineer, Food Production, Team Leader, Supervisor etc.