The job title

Mechanical Engineer / Weekend Engineer (FMCG)

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:  40 hours per week, 06:00 – 16:00 Friday - Monday
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 work as part of our Engineering team?

We are looking for a self-motivated and dedicated Weekend Servicing Technician in our Engineering Department, who are seeking a challenging and rewarding role at the heart of our business at our Edinburgh bakery. Successful individuals will provide a timely and effective planned maintenance service to our customer in production whilst ensuring safety, quality and hygiene standards are met. The hours of work are 40 per week covering 4 days from Friday to Monday.

What does your typical day look like?

You will support the site engineering requirements and all associated equipment. You will be responsible for the maintenance and repair on a diverse range of plant and equipment and will be expected to contribute effectively to all planned preventive maintenance across the bakery. Complete planned & reactive maintenance on a range of equipment such as conveyors, chains, valves, bearings, Pneumatics and rotating equipment.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will be a time served and qualified mechanical engineer and ideally had previous experience in a fast moving/high volume manufacturing environment. You should possess a sound knowledge of mechanical systems, including motors, gearboxes and drive systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

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: Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Technician, Service Engineer, Food Manufacturing, Food Engineer, Shift Engineer etc.