Systems Engineering Graduate (FMCG / Automation / Manufacturing)

Job Description

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.

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.

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

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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.