The job title

Machine Operator - Home of Biscuits - Permanent Contract

Contract Type
Full time
Job Type
Start Date
Jan 12 2022 12:00AM

Home of the infamous Jammie Dodger! Are you a hard worker? Punctual? A team player? Have good attention to detail?

If so, then this role is for you. It’s extremely fast paced and requires a certain level of fitness as it does have a large element of physical work in order to complete the tasks to a high standard.  Attention to detail is key as we pride ourselves in the quality of our products.


Location: Sighthill Industrial Estate, Edinburgh


Contract: Permanent


Start Date: ASAP


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


Shift Opportunities: Weekly Rotating between Days 6am - 2pm & 2pm - 10pm Back Shift (Monday - Friday)


Do YOU like biscuits? Of course you do! Who doesn’t? Burton’s are hiring, and we want YOU to be a part of the team.


Why work as part of our Machine Operator Production team?

We are looking for self-motivated and dedicated Machine Operators who are seeking a challenging and rewarding role at the heart of our business at our Edinburgh Bakery. You will carry out all duties relating to machines operating in the production area to ensure the quality of the outgoing product.


Responsibilities of Machine Operator (FMCG manufacturing) - 

Monitoring the finished biscuits whilst managing the packing of the finished product

Setting up and maintaining the machines during Production run on Packing Floor

Responsibility for Changing machines between Production runs

Changing Biscuit film reels on the run

Maintaining settings of machinery to correct standards and guidelines

Operating wrapping machines, robotics , packaging machines, and check weighers

Checking codes and completion of daily production documentation

Ensure compliance of Food Safety Standards

Adhere to basic PPE and Plant Safety Standards

Participate in any Safety, Health and Environment related courses as required

Responsible for own and safety of others

Comply with all safety regulations and instruction

Participate in training and development of self and team

Maintenance of hygiene and ‘clean as you go’ procedures

Working together as part of a team to ensure we make great biscuits

May have involvement in Continuous Improvement activities


Requirements of Machine Operator (FMCG manufacturing)?

Teamwork - 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 manufacturing environment is ideal but isn't essential as full training is provided.

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

Good numeric skills

A flexible and self-motivated person

Good communication skills

Excellent timekeeping and attendance record

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

Experience within the food manufacturing environment desirable


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). 


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