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Shift Engineer – Electrical / Mechanical (Manufacturing)

The Royal Burgh Bakery
Contract Type
Full time
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Sep 2 2020 12:00AM

Location: The Royal Burgh Bakery, Livingston, West Lothian (Paterson Arran Bakery)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Hours:  Shift pattern, 3 week rotating basis

Week 1 – Nights - 9pm to 6am Sunday, then 10pm to 6am Monday to Thursday.

Week 2 – Backshift/Evenings - 2pm to 10pm Monday to Friday

Week 3 – Days - 6am to 2pm Monday to 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 work as part of our Engineering team?

We are looking for two self-motivated and dedicated Shift Technicians to join our Engineering Department, who are seeking a challenging and rewarding role at the heart of our business at our Paterson Arran, Livingston bakery. Successful individuals will provide a timely reactive and effective planned maintenance service & play a key role in improving and optimising the operational performance of the bakery.

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.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will be a time served and qualified electrical or mechanical engineer (Modern Engineering Apprenticeship SVQ 3, or equivalent), and ideally had previous experience in a fast moving/high volume manufacturing environment.

Ideally you will have some knowledge of Electronics/plcs or pneumatics. As this will have a large bias towards electrical engineering.

You must be able to be capable of installation, maintenance, test and repair of the equipment

Strong problem solving, fault finding, diagnostic skills using machine manuals and wiring diagrams etc.

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