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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

Production Assistant - Pencaitland

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Production Assistant

REPORTS TO: Plant Manager

DEPARTMENT: Production

LOCATION: Pencaitland

HOURS: 0800 to 1700 Monday to Friday with one hour unpaid break each day

SUMMARY OF JOB:

To provide support to the production management team by assisting and co-ordinating the maintenance and optimisation of all production processes and records.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinating the planning of production on site with the plant production team.
  • Coordinating the maintenance and development of the planned preventative maintenance system with the maintenance department.
  • Coordinating customer blend processing and ensuring blends are updated on AX.
  • Liaising with all site staff to update and maintain risk assessments and plant procedures.
  • Coordinating the close out of customer audit corrective actions.
  • Liaising with all site staff to update and maintain COSHH assessments.
  • Assisting the plant production team with the operation and monitoring of the borehole
  • Assisting in the maintenance of ISO 18001, 14001 and 9001 standards.
  • Coordinating the training activities for all plant production employees.
  • Assisting the plant production team with general site operational activities.
  • Assisting the plant manager in dealing with any customer visits, customer complaints and, in particular, helping to fully investigate and properly close out any non-conformance.
  • Assisting with the preparation for customer site visits, audits and inspections of facilities where necessary.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL:

Qualifications:

  •  Graduate level qualification in a science, engineering or agricultural discipline

Skills/Abilities:

  •  Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Self-starter with ability to plan and manage workload
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-confidence
  • Training in the malting process will be given but the job holder should possess the ability to understand manufacturing terminology and work in a manufacturing environment.

DESIRABLE:

Qualifications:

  •  Certificate in Malting Competence
  • IOSH Managing Safely

Skills/Abilities:

  •  Experience in a manufacturing environment

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter to: recruitment@bairds-malt.co.uk 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.

 

 

 

Production Operator - Witham

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Production Operator  

REPORTS TO: General Manager

DEPARTMENT: Production

LOCATION: Witham

HOURS: 42.5 hours a week with a 30 minute lunch break, 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

SUMMARY OF JOB:

To ensure that all barley coming in to the Witham site is tipped, dried and stored correctly to ensure that barley is of the correct quality for steeping as it is required. Ensure the upkeep of all records and report stock positions on a regular basis. Maintain a good standard of hygiene in all areas of the silos.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Operation of machinery within the barley department.
  • Carry out routine cleaning as required
  • Intake bulk loads
  • Out load screening bulk loads
  • Ensure the pre steep silos are full on both the new plant and old plant
  • Manage the screening levels within the Barley silos
  • Silo bin dips
  • Managing the barley silos
  • Assist with the barley daily intake schedule
  • Completion of all necessary production record keeping in accordance with quality procedures
  • Liaise with engineering staff to report faults and assist in identifying operational issues
  • Assist other Technicians, Fitters and Sub-Contractors, if required
  • Carry out other duties in other areas of the Witham plant, as required
  • Report stock positions to Production team
  • Monitor bin temperatures and ensure safe storage conditions for all bulks of barley
  • Maintain hygiene levels to a high standard including pest control and routine check for insects
  • Manage daily schedule for temporary labour
  • Ensure full compliance with:
    • 1.Health & Safety at Work Ac
    • 2.Company Safety Procedures
    • 3.Food Safety Regulations
    • 4.Company Quality Standards
    • 5.Environmental Procedure

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL:

 Qualifications:

  •  5 GCSE passes at grade A-C including Maths & Science

Skills/Abilities:

  •  On-going training will be provided, so the ability to learn quickly within the role will be essential.
  • Computer literate

Working Knowledge:

  •  Exposure to a manufacturing environment.

DESIRABLE:

 Qualifications:

  •  A Level qualified or higher.

Skills/Abilities:

  •  Driving Licence

Working Knowledge:

  •  Experience in working with grain would be an advantage.

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter to: recruitment@bairds-malt.co.uk 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Site Electrician - Inverness

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Site service Electrician 

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor

DEPARTMENT: Maintenance

LOCATION: Inverness

HOURS: 40 per week, 0800 to 1630 Monday to Friday, 30 minute unpaid break. No holidays allowed during harvest period

SUMMARY OF JOB:

Responsible to the Maintenance Supervisor for the operation and installation of all site buildings electrical wiring and lighting in accordance with current electrical standards and corresponding legislation. The position further provides assistance to all on site personnel, where required. All employees must adhere to the zero drink and drugs policy and wear all personal protective equipment required on site. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Carry out planned and non-routine electrical maintenance, rectification using best practice 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.
  • Provide assistance and work flexibly (with due regard to competence, capability and knowledge) with site staff and tradesmen.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping within and around the engineering workshops and plant.
  • Ensure personal development by keeping up to date with new legislation & technologies appropriate to own skills.
  • Carry out other duties from time to time that may be reasonably requested.
  • Logging and maintaining site legal requirement testing (fire alarm, emergency stops etc)
  • Ensure full compliance with:
    • 1.Health & Safety at Work Act
    • 2.Company Safety Procedures
    • 3.Food Safety Regulations
    • 4.Company Quality Standards

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL:

Qualifications:

  • Time served Electrician with current 17th edition

Skills/Abilities:

  • Able to follow procedures
  • Excellent problem solving ability
  • Computer literate
  • Literate and numerate
  • Team player
  • Willing to learn/train in various areas relating to the position
  • Reliability and good time keeping

Working Knowledge:

  • Lock off / tag off procedures
  • Quality awareness
  • Able to demonstrate practical experience in electrical maintenance

DESIRABLE:

Qualifications:

  • CMC

Skills/Abilities:

  • Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative
  • Adaptable
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Qualified to operate a fork lift truck/MEWP or prepared to train

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter to: recruitment@bairds-malt.co.uk 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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