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Date: 15-Oct-2021

Location: Belfast, GB

Company: Hovis

Hovis is one of the UK's leading food brands. In fact it is worth over £300 million in retail sales. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a mechanic

Hovis is one of the UK's leading food brands. In fact it is worth over £300 million in retail sales. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a mechanically biased engineer to join our team


Role Purpose:
A qualified mechanically biased engineer to work on shifts as required providing breakdown and maintenance cover on a varied range of process plant, equipment and ancillary services throughout the site.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Prevent machine failure during your shift and in later shifts
  • Carry out preventive maintenance tasks as scheduled during the shift to required standard
  • Conduct continuous machine observation and measurement during the shift, identifying potential failure or deterioration in output, waste or quality performance from machine standards
  • Determine cause of potential failure or performance deterioration, and either complete remedial work during shift or brief subsequent shift and Maintenance Manager on issue, cause and recommended solution
  • Conduct risk assessment prior to any maintenance work and ensure conclusions are implemented prior to start of work to remove hazards
  • Complete corrective actions during shift to return equipment to standard output, quality and waste levels
  • Respond immediately to equipment failures during your shift
  • Conduct systematic, rigorous and accurate fault diagnosis
  • Determine most effective solution to the fault
  • Effect the solution, and report on nature of fault, cause and solution via computerised maintenance system.
  • Identify, recommend and implement machine and process improvements


Essential Criteria

  • Apprentice trained
  • Able to read & understand Pneumatic drawings / systems
  • Experience with using computer based preventative maintenance systems
  • Read mechanical drawings
  • Experienced with conveyor systems
  • Worked with chain, sprocket, belt driven machinery
  • IT Skills
  • Arc welding
  • Desirable Criteria
  • TIG Welding skills
  • Fabrication experience
  • Food Manufacturing Experience
  • MEWP Trained
  • Forklift driver trained
  • First Aider
  • Basic Food Hygiene trained


Location: Based in Belfast

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

Shift: Alternating shift pattern with a combination of day and night shifts

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK


Why work for us and our benefits:

At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries

There is a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.

  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone. It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving
  • We offer enhanced annual leave and maternity/paternity leave, and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance
  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes
  • We offer three levels of pensions


Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic,