Dispatch Operators

Job Description

At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We’re the only major biscuit manufacturer in the UK to focus solely on biscuits, making us one of the key players in the market. We employ circa 1,600 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and a smaller but equally important Bakery based in Dorset.

We had an amazing 2018, which has included seeing Wagon Wheels featured on the Great British Bake Off and our Llantarnam site featuring on ITV4, as part of their documentary ‘Made in Britain’. Along with having amazing brands, we have secured a long term agreement to allow us to manufacture a number of Mars Biscuit branded products and Cathedral City savoury snacks. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.

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 early 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s. This will only increase our baking capabilities across a number of brand new sweet and savoury categories.

As the new home of Thomas Fudge’s premium biscuit brand, Burton’s Biscuits envisage Thomas Fudge’s as forming a key branded range across our existing product portfolio.

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 Production team?

We are looking for self-motivated and dedicated Dispatch 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 machine operating in the production area to ensure quality of outgoing product.

Our Dispatch Operators vacancies cover a number of production lines

What does your typical day look like?

  • 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
  • To actively support a safety culture within Dispatch warehouse teams , including safe use of FLT /PPT Truck equipment
  • To collect palletised stock from production area & shrink wrap prior to loading
  • To load vehicles with finished goods pallets out of a Dispatch warehouse ,using scan systems & agreed vehicle planning
  • To support delivery of accurate documentation & labelling control of all finished goods stock in Dispatch warehouse
  • To communicate positively with all colleagues during each shift & handover period

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

  • Team Work – 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 machine operation in a manufacturing environment an advantage
  • 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 time keeping and attendance record
  • Awareness of health and safety and food safety / hygiene requirements is desirable
  • Experience within the food manufacturing environment desirable
  • Trained in operating Forklift counterbalance , reach and PPT equipment

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.