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Mechanical Engineer (Manufacturing)

Burtons Biscuits Company
Llantarnam, Cwmbran
Generous hourly rate + Generous shift premium
Closing date
15 Dec 2020

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Food Manufacturing
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Mechanical Engineer (Manufacturing)

Location: Llantarnam, Wales
Salary: Generous hourly rate + Generous shift premium
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract
Hours: Fri- Mon day shift 10 hours - 8am until 6pm - 39 hours per week

So let’s start with ….…

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

To work in this fantastic role you will need to have a proven track record of mechanical maintenance and solving problems in a fast paced environment. You must have a proven ability in diagnostic fault finding in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have on the job experience of mechanical maintenance and some electrical experience.

Why work as part of the Burton’s Biscuit Family as our Mechanical Engineer?

You will be responsible for providing a timely and effective mechanical engineering service to our production team whilst ensuring safety, quality and hygiene standards are met. This includes carrying out planned maintenance, attend and repair breakdowns and reporting all actions you have taken via the maintenance management system.

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.

Our Llantarnam bakery has been busy baking tasty biscuits since 1937. Today your biscuit barrel favourites like Jammie Dodgers, Wagon Wheels, Jaffa Cakes and Fig Rolls are all baked there before making their way into biscuit tins and lunch boxes up and down the UK.

In this role you will be able to develop your skills and career further within a maintenance role, with in a fast paced environment. We are committed to helping you become your Burtons Best.

If you are looking for a new challenge in a fun, fast paced and progressive business then we have the opportunity for you!!

You may have experience in the following areas. Mechanical engineer Maintenance technician, electrical engineer, FMCG, food manufacturing technician, senior machine operator.

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.


Ask anyone here at Burton’s Biscuit Company what we’re most passionate about and you’ll get the same answer from everyone – the baking of quality biscuits for the whole family to enjoy.

We’re the only major biscuit manufacturer in the UK to focus solely on biscuits and this dedication has helped us become one of the key players in the market.  We employ over 2,000 people around the UK, in three main manufacturing facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool, a chocolate refinery in Moreton and a central distribution hub in Liverpool.  Our head office is based in St. Albans and a subsidiary office is located in Blackpool.

Our forward-thinking strategy historically led to some impressive results with Burton’s Biscuit Company transforming its portfolio shape and profitability since 2009.

This led to the company being acquired by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in November 2013, as we continue to adapt to the demands of a challenging economic climate to become a more efficient and agile organisation.

We hope to accelerate our portfolio transformation and growth further by expanding into adjacent categories, new geographic territories and through synergistic bolt-on M&A.


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Burtons Biscuit Company
NP44 3YL
United Kingdom
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