The job title

Quality Technician / QA Technician

Thomas Fudges
Contract Type
Full time
£Competitive Hourly Rate
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Mar 10 2020 12:00AM
Closing Date
Apr 10 2020 12:00AM

Role overview

Job Title: Quality Technician / QA Technician

Location: Dorset Village Bakery (Thomas Fudges), Stalbridge

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: 40 hours (Monday – Friday) on a rolling 3-week rota; Week 1 5:30am – 2.00pm (2wks), Week 2 13:30pm - 10.00pm (2wks), Week 3 9:30pm – 6:00am (2wks)

Salary: £Competitive Hourly Rate

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 Burton's 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 have a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual to join us at our Bakery in Dorset, this role could suit an individual who is already working in Quality Assurance or a Food Safety related role looking to take the next step in their career.

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?

So, let’s start with ….…

Why work for Quality and Food Safety?

Everyone across Burton's Biscuits, takes a sense of pride in their baking, which means you’ll get to work with some fantastic people. In this role you will be responsible for maintaining the quality management system to ensure that all relevant standards (e.g. BRC, HACCP, and Customer Code of Practice) are achieved. Implement food safety and quality strategies to increase bakery efficiency and meet performance criteria.

What does your typical day look like?

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

All you need is previous experience in a technical or QA role, Level 2 Food safety for Manufacturing Certificate and a willingness to learn and work to best practices.

Final part of the mix.

You will need to be able to work on your own initiative, have strong communication skills, excellent attention to detail and be flexible & adaptable in your approach. Resilient with the ability to challenge if the right process isn’t been followed.

This role will be based out of our bakery in Stalbridge, Dorset.

You may have had experience or be looking for the following: QA Technician, Food Technologist, Quality Assurance, Food Manufacturing, Production Operation, Machine Operator, Line Lead etc.