News - Burlington Stone

Manufacturing Manager - VACANCY

The position

This is a new role, based at the Company’s Head Office at Kirkby-in-Furness Quarry.

You will lead and manage the production operations within budget to meet customer standards. You will ensure that safety, quality, cost and delivery requirements are met, implementing modern manufacturing principles and managing continuous improvement. You will build effective working relationships and develop an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team.

The person

You will probably be educated to degree level, NVQ level 5 or equivalent, with a manufacturing or engineering background and extensive plant level experience. You will have a strong technical understanding and experience of applying the principles of Lean Manufacturing, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Kaizen and will be Six Sigma Black Belt Qualified.   You will have an understanding of IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and will be proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience of Enterprise Resource Planning systems would be beneficial, particularly MS NAV.  You will have excellent leadership and people-management skills and highly effective interpersonal and communication skills. Focused and target-driven, with a positive can-do attitude, you are a self-starter, an analytical thinker and a confident decision-maker.


In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and opportunities to develop your skills and career.

For an application pack please email:



Burlington Slate Limited is part of the Holker Group of Companies owned by the Cavendish Family.  Established in the mid-19th century, Burlington has a long tradition of producing high quality roofing and architectural stone products from quarries operating across central and southern Cumbria, supplying into both UK and international markets.


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Friday, January 27, 2012


TV presenter, journalist and former conservative politician and Cabinet Minister, Michael Portillo made a fascinating tour of local natural stone producer, Burlington Stone of Kirkby-in-Furness last night on BBC2 at 6.30pm, as part of series three of the BBC’s popular travel documentary, Great British Railway Journeys. If you missed this fantastic insight into Burlington Stone’s past and present or just want to watch it again, it is now available through the BBC i-Player using the link at the end of the story.