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Burts Chips began life back in 1997 with a small team of just six people. Since then, we’ve grown to a team of 300 staff with a turnover of £44 million, all the while never forgetting that our people are responsible for our success.

Join Our Team

Our success hasn’t meant we’ve forgotten where we came from though; Burts Chips still maintains the values we started with as a small business all those year ago, and employs the most talented people to make the best hand cooked potato chips. Wherever Burts’ people fit into the business, we’re always proud of what we’ve done to build the company’s enviable reputation.

Working here means that along with being able to taste the latest flavours before they hit the shelves, staff at Burts Chips receive:

  • A pension scheme
  • Life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Generous leave arrangements
  • Staff discounts
  • Learning and development
  • Taste testing

Burts leadership team

We’re foodies at heart and we know great taste. We won’t compromise on quality, relentlessly pursuing our goal to make the best crisps & snacks our customers want and we’re fearless when faced with challenges. We make great things happen whilst having fun and shout loudly about our successes. We know where we’re going, and know we can’t get there without the best team. We’re always on the hunt for new ideas to try and take to market, making the best products even better for our customers and fans. We’re all part of where we’re going and we’re excited about that!

We’re proud to say that 92% of our staff are satisfied working for Burts, and for a sneak peak to see what it’s like to be part of the team, simply click here to watch our video.

Think you’d fit in? See below for our latest vacancies at Burts.

VACANCIES:

Plymouth –

PRODUCTION OPERATIVE:

Weekend Nights – Thursday to Saturday, 6pm-6am plus every 4th Sunday (average 39 hour per week)

Competitive salary and benefits including generous night shift allowance as applicable.

Successful applicants will:

  • Be setting up and overseeing lines and to monitor quality of product whilst achieving targets and deadlines
  • Develop an understanding of the remaining lines and to be in a position to offer cover in the event of absence.
  • We are looking for experienced Machine Operators with significant experience working in an FMCG Food Manufacturing environment doing a similar job

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details or to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

Leicester –

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIST

Monday to Friday – FULL TIME

Competitive salary and benefits package.

We are looking for an experienced Process Development Technologist to work with their NPD colleagues, the branded sales team and external customers to implement and execute the Company’s critical NPD programme.

The successful candidate with hold an Honours degree or equivalent level qualification in Food Science, Technology or Food Engineering and will have significant experience working in NPD for an FMCG food manufacturer.

Previous experience in a brand led Process Development role is essential, and experience of snacks and popcorn processing, ambient products and partnership work with the key retailers is desirable

Applicants must have an in-depth understanding of NPD process in a manufacturing environment, process control and statistical capability and a proven track record project managing, delivering to a high standard and to tight deadlines

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com or ring 01752 753082 for more details, and to apply please send a CV and covering letter to the same email address.

ENGINEERING MANAGER – Leicester Based

Monday – Friday (40 hours / week)

Competitive salary and benefits package.

The correct individual needs the ability to work autonomously, ideally from a FMCG background, preferably with experience in the snack food industry or similar.

  • Must be a strategic thinker who innovates and motivates their team of shift engineers to think out the box when it comes to repeat issues with regards to plant failures, running repairs and preventative maintenance.
  • Ability to move the business from a run to fail mentality to a preventative culture, key departmental metrics with leading indicators are essential and strategically align the reliability of the plant and equipment in line with manufacturers recommendations and lifespan.
  • Project management is a key attribute as we expand the business with new technology.
  • A real opportunity for the correct candidate to put their personal stamp on the business from and innovation, reliability, sustainability, project design and continuous improvement point of view.

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

Day and Night Shift AREA LEADERS – Leicester Based

4 on / 4 off ‘Continental type’ shift pattern (6 – 6)

Competitive salary and generous night shift allowance, where applicable

  • Reporting to the Shift Manager, you will be working as a member of the shift teams to deliver departmental objectives and performance targets by safely and effectively undertaking duties to include leading effective line teams, facilitating CI activities and forward planning to optimise the process.
  • You will provide assistance to the team by carrying out activities such as coordinating labour and material movements, operating systems and resolving process issues.
  • Following SOPs, manuals, core procedures and other defined standards and have a flexible approach to work to meet the changing demands of the business.
  • You will be required to adhere to and undertake all the tasks and accountabilities related to your work area and level of role and be actively involved in the development and performance management of your team.

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

Day and Night Shift CHIP PRODUCTION OPERATIVES

4 on / 4 off ‘Continental type’ shift pattern (6 – 6)

Competitive salary and generous night shift allowance, where applicable

We are looking for either a Master Fryers and Fryers to work as a key member of the night and day shift chip team to manufacture amazing products for our blue chip customer base.

  • You will work to the highest quality standards with respect to the consistent products in line with the site Quality parameters for both raw material and finished products.
  • You will be required to assist with defined quality control checks ensuring that all standards are maintained and  the product integrity is maintained.
  • Maintenance of hygiene and cleanliness standards to the highest levels and liaise with the production team to ensure communication and corrective action are taken in the event of any out of specification results.
  • This is a great opportunity for the correct individual to influence and contribute to the night shifts factory performance KPI’s.

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

Day and Night Shift MACHINE OPERATORS

4 on / 4 off ‘Continental type’ shift pattern (6 – 6)

Competitive salary and generous night shift allowance, where applicable

Reporting to the Line Leader / Shift Manager, your role will include:

  • Setting up the packaging machines to meet the specific customer specifications.
  • Oversee the lines with respect to weighing through to packing and to monitor quality the quality of the product packaging and packing whilst achieving targets and deadlines.
  • Develop an understanding of the remaining lines and to be in a position to offer cover for the line leader in the event of absence.
  • Carry out any other duties as requested by the Line Leader / Shift Manager

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

DAY SHIFT MANAGER – Leicester Based

4 on / 4 off ‘Continental type’ shift pattern (6AM – 6PM)

Competitive salary and benefits package.

The correct individual needs the ability to work autonomously, ideally from a FMCG background, preferably with experience in the snack food industry or similar.

  • Must be a proven leader who innovates and motivates their production team to deliver consistently against Manufacturing KPI’s.
  • Ability to coach and mentor their immediate reports to proactively improve the day to day running of the production lines.
  • A real opportunity for the correct candidate to challenge the norm and grow with our expanding business.

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

ETHICAL TRADING POLICY

As a company we commit to keeping up to date with the relevant legislation such as minimum wages, insurance and health and safety standards.  This normally takes the form of government websites and email alert systems.

We are committed to adhering to the International Labour Organisation’s Core conventions which include the following aspects:

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining is respected
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Child labour will not be used
  • Wages exceed minimum wage legislation – Living Wages are paid
  • No discrimination is practiced – we operate an equal opportunities policy
  • Regular employment is provided
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed.

We use an agency to provide additional operational labour when required – usually to cover holidays and sickness.  The agency is audited at a minimum twice a year.  They have a Gang Masters license and operate according to our requirements.  They provide induction training before the staff start.  A record is kept of who is on site and where they are working.  Regular meetings are held to discuss any issues and provide feedback.

PREVENTING HIDDEN LABOUR EXPLOITATION

Burts Potato Chips Ltd commits to developing and adopting a proactive approach to tackling hidden labour exploitation.

Hidden labour exploitation is exploitation of job applicants and workers by third party individuals or gangs other than the employer or labour provider including rogue individuals working within these businesses but without the knowledge of management.  It includes forced labour and human trafficking for labour exploitation; payment for work-finding services and work-related exploitation such as forced use of accommodation.  It is understood that it is often well hidden by the perpetrators with victims, if they perceive of themselves as such, reluctant to come forward.

Policy Commitments

Burts Potato Chips Limited shall:

  1. Designate appropriate managers to attend “Tackling Hidden Labour Exploitation” training and to have responsibility for developing and operating company procedures relevant to this issue.
  2. Accept that job finding fees are a business cost, and will not allow these to be paid by job applicants.  The Company will not use any individual or organisation to source and supply workers without confirming that workers are not being charged a work finding fee.
  3. Ensure that all staff responsible for directly recruiting workers are trained to be aware of issues around third party labour exploitation and signs to look for and have signed appropriate Compliance Principles.
  4. Ensure that labour sourcing, recruitment and worker placement processes are under the control of trusted and competent staff members.
  5. Adopt a proactive approach to reporting suspicions of hidden worker exploitation to the Gang-masters Licensing Authority and police.
  6. Provide information on tackling “Hidden Labour Exploitation” to our workforce at induction, workforce training and post information and worker leaflets on the noticeboards.
  7. Encourage workers to report cases of hidden third party labour exploitation, provide the means to do so and investigate and act on reports appropriately.
  8. Positively encourage and support employees and agency workers to report such exploitation which may be occurring within their communities
  9. Require labour providers and other organisations in the labour supply chain to adopt policies and procedures consistent with the above.

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