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Date: 06-May-2019

Location: Forest Gate, GB

Company: Hovis

Hovis is one the UK’s leading food brands. In fact, it’s worth over £400m in retail sales. In a very competitive crowd, we’ve continued to demonstrate category leading product innovation & quality. Our brand heritage and most recent performance is testament to this.


To provide engineering resource in carrying out planned maintenance, breakdown repairs, refurbishment, installation, improvements and modification or upgrade to plant and services in order to minimize downtime and maintain the equipment in the best possible condition.

To strive towards continuous improvement of all machinery and equipment in order to effectively reduce engineering downtime, thereby maintaining plant availability, efficiency, productivity and product quality at all times.

Essential Skills and Experience


  • To fully support the all departments to deliver quality product and protecting orderfill
  • Active in Customer Complaints
  • Planned preventative maintenance schedule adherence.
  • To undertake statutory checks as directed by the management team.
  • Support any NPD initiatives
  • Performance including OEE and CCO`s
  • Reduction of damage and breakdowns.
  • To carry out all engineering work to high Engineering, Quality, Safety and Hygienic standards
  • Dealing with employees at all levels of the business and leasing with different departments as needed



Desired Skills and Experience


  • Fault diagnosis and breakdown repairs of plant, wrapping machines and site services
  • Planned maintenance (PM),modifications, installations and upgrades to plant machinery and site services.
  •  Application and adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Involvement in Projects work as and when required.
  • Upkeep and alteration of electrical and mechanical drawings as needed.
  • To undertake other duties as requested with due regard to relevant engineering, operational quality, safety and hygiene standards.
  • To undertake statutory checks as directed by the management team.
  • Gas system maintenance including oven burner repair and set up.
  • Support and coach relevant employees in all aspects of shared maintenance.
  • To work across mechanical and electrical trades as qualified.
  • To work as part of a team with operations to improve line performance, efficiency, quality and safety.
  • To deal directly with suppliers on machine or plant issues.
  • To improve site production processes and plant design to minimize downtime and improve safety and quality.
  • Repair, refurbishment and modification to all pipework and valves including gas, ingredients, pneumatic 

Hovis since 1886

Job Segment: Customer Service

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