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Electrical Engineering & Controls Manager – Home of the Jammie Dodger

Contract Type
Full time
Job Type
Start Date
Dec 21 2021 12:00AM

Salary: Competitive Salary, plus company pension scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, onsite parking and many more great tasting benefits to enjoy. Relocation package available for those not already living in a commutable location


Contract: Full Time, Permanent


Hours: Monday – Friday: Predominately working the day shift, but will need to be happy & flexible to accommodate the needs of the business and role when required, by working outside of these hours. The bakery itself operates across a 24/7 operation. 


Location: Llantarnam Bakery, South Wales – Relocation package available for those not already living in a commutable location


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, being entrepreneurial and being supportive to each other to meet our common goals…oh and did we mention having fun?!


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.


Within our Burton’s group, we 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 2,100 people around across our locations.


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 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 Engineering Team?

As the Electrical Engineering & Controls Manager, reporting in to the Site Engineering Manager you will be responsible taking the lead on improving our site electrical and control systems and developing our engineering personnel. 


As a great manager you will lead the Electrical Maintenance Management programme directed towards optimising plant availability. Control, monitor and review the maintenance, calibration, external service, repair of all production plant and equipment, within the maintenance schedules


As a manager you will use your expertise to help develop the teams and bakeries overall knowledge of Electrical Engineering.


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

- Time served and ideally have a HNC/HND in relevant subject area

- Previous experience as lead or head of a department 

- Strong Technical knowledge with the ability to work with a wide range of systems within the manufacturing facility, including: PLCs & Networking Systems, VSD’s, DC convertors, Soft Starters, process control instrumentation, power distribution both HV and LV 

- Good understanding of robotics, packaging lines or similar areas, drives, conveyors, pumps and valves 

- Ideally experienced in Food and Drink, FMCG, Automotive, Distribution, Logistics, Packaging or similar process industries 

- Knowledge of Continuous Improvement and root cause analysis 

- Trained to the 18th Edition Electrical Regulations 

- Use of CMMS, ideally SAP, but not essential 



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.