The job title

Mixing Room Operator (Food Manufacturing)

Contract Type
Full time
competitive hourly pay
Job Type
Start Date
Apr 28 2020 12:00AM
Closing Date
May 28 2020 12:00AM

Location: Sighthill Industrial Estate, Edinburgh

Rate of Pay: competitive hourly pay

Contract: - x 4 Seasonal Contract until the end of December 2020, plus x 2 Permanent Opportunities available

Start Date: Ideally we would like to start an intake of candidates on or from the 10th May 2020

Hours/Shift Pattern: You will be fixed to one of the following shift patterns

2x Day shift Opportunities – 6am - 2pm (Shift pattern Monday – Thursday or Tuesday – Friday from January to June 4 days a week on a 30 hour contract then move to Monday - Friday from July to December 37.5 hour contract

2x Back Shift Opportunities - 2pm - 10pm (Shift pattern Monday – Thursday or Tuesday – Friday from January to June 4 days a week on a 30 hour contract then move to Monday - Friday from July to December 37.5 hour contract

Permanent Contract Hours/Shift Pattern: You will be fixed to one of the following shift patterns

2x working across a Monday – Friday rotating shift pattern where you work a mixture of Day Shift (6am-2pm) & Back Shift (2pm – 10pm). These are full time 37.5 hours per week.

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 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 - we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us?

So let’s start with ….…

Why work as part of our Production team?

We are looking for self-motivated and dedicated individuals who are seeking a challenging and rewarding role at the heart of our business at our Edinburgh Bakery. As a Mixing Room Operator you will prepare, and supply production plants with mixes which fully meet the standard specifications and the production plan, thereby minimising production down-time and waste.

What does your typical day look like?

·        Plan and prepare dough mixes as per recipe and specification using the automated control systems and high speed mixers in a timely manner, handballing ingredients wherever necessary

·        Operate and monitor the performance of the high speed mixing equipment, in such a way as to ensure optimum performance and minimise downtime

·        Record all data requested, in a neat manner on the process control sheets ensuring all the necessary detail and accuracy

·        Conduct routine quality checks of the mix as prescribed by the Process Control Sheet, adjusting settings and ingredients as necessary in conjunction with the team leader in order to maintain the highest possible level of quality and to meet the required specifications

·        Ensure the safe working environment and good housekeeping of the mixing room area at all times and conduct the required GMP audits ensure all issues are captured and addressed

·        As per the inspection schedule, conduct Safety inspections of the Mixing Room area against the appropriate Safety Work Instructions, safety legislation and the Company Health and Safety Policy, highlighting and closing out any observations or issues

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

·        Team Work - Working together as part of a team to ensure we make great biscuits

·        Ability to work on own initiative “Making the right decisions based on what is best for Burtons”

·        Experience of a mixing room in a manufacturing environment an advantage 

·        Problem Solving – ability to react to fault finding skills and have the ability to work with the minimum amount of supervision

·        Good numeric skills and attention to detail.

·        A flexible and self-motivated person 

·        Good communication skills

·        Excellent time keeping and attendance record

·        Awareness of health and safety and food safety / hygiene requirements is desirable

·        Experience within the food manufacturing environment desirable

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.