The job title

Systems Engineering Graduate (FMCG / Automation / Manufacturing)

Contract Type
Full time
Livingston, Scotland
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Aug 5 2021 12:00AM


Competitive salary, 25 days holiday, pension, plenty of career opportunities.   


Location: Livingston Bakery 


About the role:

This is a great first role for someone who has keen interest in making processes and systems run smoother, you will be able to get hands on and see some of our great manufacturing equipment up close. Working as part of a team to design, install, monitor and develop manufacturing equipment and assembly lines in the bakery.


You will use your knowledge to make sure we are getting the best out of our systems, by: 

- Plant Control Systems (PLC’s) reviews and re-designs.

- Discussing and evaluating system failures.

- Demonstrating new and existing equipment to engineers, support staff and production managers

- Meeting with managers to discuss methods of improving the productivity of existing systems, taking into consideration the use of the latest technology.

- Plus many more great opportunities to improve the efficiency of the site, as well as future projects looking at automation and robotics.


So if you are a software or computer science graduate, with a keen interest in manufacturing & engineering processes then this is the role for you. It would also be a great role for an Engineering related graduate with some knowledge of programming.


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.


Burton’s Biscuits is owned by Ferrero and we are proud to be part of such a fantastic and successful business.  The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 Countries and their products are sold in over 170 Countries.  We are delighted to be part of the Ferrero group which represents over 37,000 employees across the world and has a consolidated turnover of €12.3 billion (2020).

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?


So let’s start with ….…


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

This would be a great role for a Computer Science, Programmer or Engineering related graduate with some programming experience. 


You will need to enjoy acting as a problem solver and solution provider. You’ll be spending most of your time onsite, spending time learning about the operations within the Bakery. So great communication skills are needed, as you have to work with operations and engineers to help them get the best out of the manufacturing systems.


Final part of the mix.

Food Manufacturing in a fast paced environment, so you’ll need to be proactive, think of solutions on your feet, able to work to short deadlines and be happy to roll your sleeves up.


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.