Engineering Team Leader - Bradford

Date: 22 May 2024

Location: Bradford, GB

Company: Hovis

Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products. 


We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people;  they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.


We are now searching for a Engineering Team Leader to join our Engineering Team at our Bradford Site.  The role will be responsible for leading functional excellence in a team of line engineers focused on improvements, as well as generating and delivering plant reliability in all areas of the site.


Key duties include: -

  • Be the lead engineer on site in the absence of the engineering FLM’s (out of office hours)

  • Lead and motivate the line engineers and record work completion through set KPIs.

  • Responsible for work log completion and  shift handover

  • PPM & Corrective work compliance (Including maintenance systems improvements and supporting the team with IDhammer)

  • Co-own MBD reporting with manufacturing, ensuring full RCA conducted with robust solutions implemented/planned

  • To drive continuous improvement ideas and assist in cost savings initiatives or any projects given

  • Work closely with Manufacturing FLM’s to assist in delivering broader site KPI’s (Waste, OEE)

  • Full understanding of ratio > running > stopped maintenance

  • Provide specific detail of breakdown incidents and remedial actions to engineering FLM’s

  • Drive HSE through department  and accident management procedures, including accident investigate initiation

  • Manage external contractors on site out of office hours


The successful candidate mus havet: -

  • Recognised Engineering degree or apprenticeship

  • Bakery or food industry experiance (FMCG)

  • Engineering experience 

  • Good knowledge of H&S

  • Good communication skills, written and verbal

  • Team Player

  • Ability to work on own initiative

  • Be adaptable, flexible and demonstrate a willingness to accept changes in operational requirements at short notice


This is a full time, permanent position working shifts (4 on 4 off) based at our Bradford Bakery.



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 competitive annual leave entitlement 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.