The job title

Planning Administrator (Maintenance / Engineering)

Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, 25 days, company pension, free parking
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Oct 8 2020 12:00AM

Location: Edinburgh Bakery 


Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, 25 days, company pension, free parking


Contract: Permanent full time role


Hours: Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 5.00pm however may require some overtime as required


So, who Are Burton’s Biscuits?

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!


‘We are a more successful and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves’


At Burton’s we believe in the power of being authentic and being able to ‘Be Yourself’.

Understanding our customers is crucial to our success, so having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers is vital.


As a business we are committed to the continuous improvement of diversity and equality in the workplace and we welcome talented individuals from all backgrounds who share our Pride and Passion for Baking Great Biscuits and snacks.


Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We also have several key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector and our proud of the amazing biscuits we bake for our customers and consumers.


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 c.$200 B Net Assets portfolio.   Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive business.


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 increases our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.


As a result, we now have 6 bakery sites across the UK, located in Blackpool, Livingston, Edinburgh, Dorset, Isle of Arran and Llantarnam, with our head office in St Albans.   In total we employ circa 2,000 people around across our locations.


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 as part of the Burton’s Biscuit Family as our Assistant Engineering Planner?

You will provide support to the engineering planner to ensure safe, cost effective maintenance planning and execution of maintenance to factory assets and equipment. This is a key role ensuring all maintenance requests are collated, completed jobs are updated and tracked correctly and escalating any urgent priorities to the Engineering Planning Manager.


Our goal is to make great tasting biscuits, but without an effective maintenance plan for our bakery this goal becomes harder to achieve.


You will spend a lot of time using excel, assessing each maintenance request both reactive and proactive to create a clear report of all new and completed jobs per week and reviewing all completed notes and times taken for completion. Along with the input from the senior engineering team, a maintenance plan and schedule will be agreed and then it will be your role to upload these in the CMMS (Computer Management Maintenance System).



What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

To be a successful Assistant Engineering Planner, you will need to have worked in planning related role before, while an engineering / maintenance environment would be a bonus it is not essential. As long the environment has been fast paced i.e transport, logistics, supply chain, manufacturing planning experience will all be relevant backgrounds. This can include working in a skilled role within a manufacturing production environment. 

You will need to be comfortable in using excel as this will be where you will spend most of your time. They’ll be multiple internal systems you will need to learn, so someone who is comfortable picking up new technology will be key.

You will be working in a very busy and high volume bakery, attention to detail is a key requirement in this role, as will be a pro activeness to improve processes. A strong communicator is essential as you will be communicating across various engineering teams and shift patterns.


 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.