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 - Pencaitland


JOB TITLE:Maintenance Electrician

REPORTS TO:Maintenance Supervisor


HOURS:40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm with 30 minute unpaid break

On call rota one week in three 


  • Responsible to the Maintenance Supervisor for the operation and maintenance of all electrical equipment to ensure the required levels of malt production are achieved with current electrical standards and corresponding legislation. The position further provides assistance to all on site personnel when required.


To carry out planned and non-routine maintenance, including breakdown rectification at the Pencaitland Maltings, utilising appropriate electrical testing regimes.

Liaise with malting management to report any obvious maintenance anomalies and to be familiar with the latest instructions and procedures.

Recommend alterations and improvements for enhanced operation.

Contribute to the installation and commissioning of new equipment and plant.

Provide assistance and work flexibly (with due regard to competence, capability and knowledge) with site staff and tradesmen.

Competent to the 17th edition electrical standard.

Maintain a high standard of housekeeping within and around the electricians’ workshop and plant control rooms.

  • Ensure full compliance with:
  • 1.Health & Safety at Work Act
  • 2.Company Safety Procedures
  • 3.Food Safety Regulations
  • 4.Company Quality Standards
  • 5.Environmental Procedures
  • 6.Zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy
  • 7.Personal Protective clothing policy 



Qualifications:Recognised apprenticeship or Electrical trade qualification

Skills/Abilities:Literate and numerate, Computer literate

Excellent problem solving ability

Team player

Good team player

Flexible, pro-active approach

Working Knowledge:Practical experience in an industrial scale production environment

Electricity at Work regulations

Institute of Electrical Engineers 17th Edition Regulations

Health and Safety legislation



Qualifications:Relevant Malting Industry Qualification

Skills/Abilities:Willing to learn/train in various areas relating to the position

Working Knowledge:Previous experience in a malting manufacturing environment

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit a CV and covering letter by email to:, or to our HR Department at Bairds Malt Limited, Station Maltings, Witham, Essex, CM8 2DU.

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







Store Operator - Turriff


JOB TITLE: Store Operator 

REPORTS TO: Store Manager

DEPARTMENT: Production & Technical

LOCATION: Rosehall, Turriff

HOURS: 40 hours per week.Overtime required to be worked during harvest period. No holidays to be taken during barley harvest period.


 The primary objective of the jobholder is to assist the Store manager in operating the drying/storage facilities at Rosehall Site and help maintain a good standard of maintenance, documentation and housekeeping.It is essential that the job holder is motivated and able to work alone on occasions. All employees must adhere to all environmental, health and safety requirements of the Company.


  •  Prepare and clean all plant buildings and equipment in readiness for annual harvest.
  • Oversee temporary harvest workers over the seasonal harvest intake period.
  • Assist with breakdown and repair procedures as required by the Store Manager, with due regard to the safety of personnel and plant.
  • Operation of the Rosehall store in accordance with instructions from Store Manager.
  •  Maintain housekeeping, hygiene and maintenance records according to the site schedule.
  • Loading vehicles with grain using mechanical shovel.
  • Quality control of barley brought onto site (e.g. sampling, weighing & testing of lorries, residual pesticide level, input of data on computer). Monitoring and sampling barley stored on site.
  • Help Store Manager maintain all required site records both paper based and on SharePoint.
  • Help Store Manager Input tickets and dry barley using AX.
  • Complete contractor and visitor inductions to site and help maintain all records.
  • Comply with all BML/Graincorp policies and procedures.




  •  Maintenance experience
  • Computer literate



  • Fabrication skills
  • Use of telehandler /mechanical shovel

Working Knowledge:

  • Agricultural / grain

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit a CV and covering letter by email to:, or to our HR Department at Bairds Malt Limited, Station Maltings, Witham, Essex, CM8 2DU.

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


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