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Date: 19-Nov-2021

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

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Maintenance co-ordinator to join our Engineering team at the Bradford site.

Working closely with the Engineering team, you will be responsible for supporting the Engineering Department in delivering an effective maintenance service to continuously improve plant reliability. Supporting in the planning of all required PPMs and compliance actions within the relevant time frames to comply with legislation requirements.


Working with the Engineering and wider Supply Chain team, some of the key accountabilities include;


  • To support site with statutory inspections and other retailer audits
  • To provide general support to assist with the delivery of quality products
  • Assist in Planning of daily / weekly OEE issues and actions across all shifts.
  • General support to assist with the delivery of quality products by ensuring PPMs are carried out in line with the schedule.
  • Adhoc project support
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement tasks
  • Participate in safety tours
  • Audit and support engineering workshop checks


The ideal candidate will be one that is passionate not only about the work they do but the brand they work for, takes ownership of what they do and is able to influence multiple stakeholders in the right way. They will also be able to focus individuals on specific tasks and behaviours, by bringing a positive, encouraging and consistent behaviour and are able to create a compelling story for the future as well as role model the Hovis Leadership Standards.


Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:



  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • GCSE GRADE C (or equivalent)  in English and Maths.
  • Previous experience in a planning or administration role within a manufacturing or maintenance led department is key
  • Carrying out risk assessments. 
  • Self-sufficient and able to work as part of a team or independently.
  • Driven and has a ‘can do attitude’
  • Previous experience of using Microsoft Office packages
  • Accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Ability to plan, organise, schedule and prioritise diaries to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop relationships across all levels



  • Knowledge of PLC control applications
  • BTEC diploma in relevant subject 
  • Audit experience 
  • Witten ALARP assessments 
  • Experience in working with RCA tools. 
  • Contractor Control
  • Experience in lean manufacturing
  • Experience with COSHH 
  • CMMS system experience


Location: Based in Bradford
Type of role: Full Time, Permanent
Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm 
Reporting to: Engineering FLMs

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 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.