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Working for Bairds Malt

We take great pride in the quality of the products and in the service we provide to our customers. We recognise that our success depends on the people who work for us.

We welcome ambitious and talented individuals who are looking for a job with the scope for personal and professional development. Also we look to attract people who want to be a part of our successful international team and of our future.

Bairds Malt Graduate Programme

Each year we take on one or two graduate production trainees. The programme runs for 18 months and provides a wide range of experiences within the production environment across our malting sites, alongside a structured training programme. Trainees are given responsibility from day one and get an insight into many aspects of the business, spending about 6 months at each location, while learning the art of making high quality malt.

This programme is for graduates who are looking for a career in the malting industry with our preference being for graduates with a degree in agriculture, engineering, or a science subject.

Production Teams

The Production teams at our five UK malting sites have a key part to play in producing high quality malt. Whether it's a Peat Fire Operator, a Maintenance Electrician, or a Shift Process Operator we're looking for, we expect you to be able to deliver a high standard of work. In return, we will offer not just a job but a career.

Support Teams

In order to make and deliver high quality malt to our customers, there is also a support team which includes Accounts, Human Resources, Commercial and Laboratory functions, amongst others. As with all our employees, we expect high standards of work, and individual achievement and merit are rewarded with progression and development opportunities.

Current Vacancies

Maintenance Electrician - Witham

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Electrician

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Foreman

DEPARTMENT: Maintenance


HOURS:7.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.30 minute paid break.  Call-out cover one week in three rota


Responsible to the above for the operation and maintenance of all electrical equipment to ensure the required levels of malt production are achieved in accordance with current electrical standards and corresponding legislation.  The position also provides assistance to all on-site personnel by agreement.


  • Carry out planned and non-routine maintenance, including breakdown rectification at the Witham site using appropriate electrical testing regimes.
  • Liaise with maltings management to report any obvious maintenance anomalies and to be familiar with the latest Plant instructions and procedures.
  • Recommend alterations and improvements to operation of equipment where appropriate.
  • Contribute to the installation and commissioning of new equipment and plant where appropriate.
  • Provide assistance and work flexibly (with due regard to competence, capability and knowledge), with site staff and contractors.
  • Competent to the 17th edition electrical standard.

Ensure full compliance with:

1.Health & Safety at Work Act

2.All specific electrical equipment legislation

3.Company Safety Procedures

4.Food Safety Regulations

5.Company Quality Standards

6.Environmental Procedures

Be available to cover shifts for H Plant operators during sickness absence and lieu days when necessary.

To be available for emergency call-out as required.

Carry out other duties from time to time that may be reasonably requested.


Qualifications:Recognised apprenticeship/formal electrical qualification to 17th Edition

Skills/Abilities:P.L.C fault finding skills

Excellent problem solving ability

Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative

Quality awareness

Able to work well within a team.

Common sense


Working Knowledge:Able to demonstrate practical experience in electrical testing, particularly relating to production operations

Basic engineering understanding

Able to follow procedures 


To apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter to: detailing the qualifications, skills and experience that you can bring to our business.

Please note that your application will only be acknowledged if you are selected for an interview.




Shift Operator - Inverness


JOB TITLE: Shift Operator 

REPORTS TO: Plant Manager

DEPARTMENT: Production

LOCATION: Inverness

HOURS: 40.83 worked on a shift pattern which includes night shifts. No holidays to be taken on night shift or during barley harvest period


Responsible to the Plant Manager for the production of high quality malt by following the plant procedures and schedules and the drying of barley during the barley harvest period.The shift operator will also be responsible for the maintenance of a high level of hygiene within Plant I & II and the completion of all information required on process charts and forms.The position also provides assistance to all site personnel, when required, which includes the transfer barley and malt and pelletising when required. The job will require some lone working on night shift. All employees must adhere to the zero drink and drugs policy and wear all personal protective equipment required on site.


  • Production of malt or barley drying, working on a 24hr, 7 days a week shift pattern, as per the instructions from the malting management. This includes the steeping, germination, kilning and barley drying operations.
  • Transfer of barley from the barley plant into production as required.
  • Help with the transfer of Malt and Barley when required and any additional pelletising
  • Co-ordinate the correct addition of process aids and record usage, if required.
  • Run kilned malt to the malt bins as and when needed.
  • Liaise with the Maintenance Supervisor to report and assist in identifying operational issues.
  • Liaise with malting management to report any obvious productions anomalies and be familiar with the operational practices.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the box and under box after stripping the kiln and all of the working area.
  • Complete full cleaning operation to a very high standard when required
  • Complete all necessary records in accordance with the company quality standards.
  • Ensure compliance with the company safety policies and procedures and the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Participate in all company training requirements
  • Reporting of all hazards, near misses, incidents and accidents on site to site management for investigation
  • Completing all work required in a safe manner and reporting all risks to site management for risk assessment




  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Be able to work on own initiative
  • To carry out all work to a high standard
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Team player
  • Quality/environmental awareness



  • CMC

Working Knowledge:

  • Barley dressing, running malt blends and pelletising
  • Sound knowledge of Plants I & II and transfer operations
  • Similar work experience e.g. food or drink production

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter to: detailing the qualifications, skills and experience that you can bring to our business.

Please note that your application will only be acknowledged if you are selected for an interview.






Farm Business Manager - Arbroath


JOB TITLE: Farm Business Manager 

REPORTS TO: General Manager, Scotgrain


LOCATION: Home based covering Angus/Lothians/Borders

HOURS: 35 hours per week


The primary objective of the jobholder is to assist with the ex-farm procurement of malting barley and other grains in addition to the profitable sale of agricultural inputs to growers whilst maintaining an acceptable farm debt profile.


  • Maximise the procurement of grain from grower base by means of forward contracts and spot purchasing techniques.
  • Maximise the sale of agricultural supplies in a profitable mix as defined by the company and by regional/climactic factors.
  • To feedback market information to the product management function in a timely manner.
  • To maintain an acceptable debt profile in line with the requirements of the company’s credit control policy.
  • To source new business within regional area of responsibility or as directed by the company.
  • To provide technical information and services to grower base.
  • To cooperate in developing and achieving realistic budgets/targets which relate to the company’s business plan and budget and recognising them as fundamental to the company in aggregate with colleagues’ performance.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships and communication with other Scotgrain and Bairds Malt personnel.
  • Establish working relationships with Scotgrain Agriculture Limited customers and suppliers of arable inputs




  • Computer literate with good understanding of MS Office.
  • Good knowledge of agriculture and arable cropping but training will be given, if required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a confident approach trading directly with farmers.
  • Flexible outlook.
  • Willing to work as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated and able to work alone.
  • Clean driving license and held a full license for a minimum of 2 years.



  • FACTS and BASIS qualified however, full training will be given to an individual willing to undertake these qualifications.

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter to: detailing the qualifications, skills and experience that you can bring to our business.

Please note that your application will only be acknowledged if you are selected for an interview.






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