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Multi Skilled Engineering Team Leader

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Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: Nottingham, 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.

The role of the engineering team leader is to be the figurehead of the engineering shift team reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager. They will be responsible for the day to day running of their shift and be actively involved in projects giving greater reliability to the plants. The ETL will have a hands on approach, a continuous improvement attitude and have the ability to deal with any eventuality by making on the spot decisions.


To be a key member of the Engineering function, providing support to all other functions


Delegation of work and ensuring completion of written reports on maintenance work carried out and identify future work.  


To ensure the best possible resolve is achieved to those issues experienced, in order to meet the reliability requirements of the Bakery production schedules.


To be part of a team providing essential maintenance operations, whilst maintaining Health & Safety and Food Safety Standards, abiding to GMP and food handling hygiene standards in order to provide maximum manufacturing efficiency at the Nottingham site.


The ETL is the on the ground “general”, they possess the skills to handle any issues arising during the 24/7 operation of the factory. They are the face of the engineering department and conduct themselves accordingly, building relationships between operations, technical services and any contractors, promoting this ethic through the engineering teams. Ultimately providing a world class service to the customer “production”




  • Efficient use and accurate recording of spares and stock items
  • Minimal production loss and waste generation through self actions


  • Provide daily support and direction to the Engineering team and site
  • Provide effective communication routes to all site functions


  • Thorough completion of relevant documentation
  • Complete clear and legible daily reports
  • All support documentation and software to be kept updated
  • Adherence to Hovis Site and departmental policies, processes and procedures

Key Contacts

  • Maintenance Manager
  • Hygiene Coordinators
  • Production FLM
  • Production Senior Operative
  • Engineering Stores person
  • Engineering Planner
  • Engineering Compliance



  • H&S and Quality driver by adhering to relevant legislative Regulations and Hovis Ltpolicies, procedures and guidelines
  • Liaise with Production FLM, SO, Maintenance Manager throughout the duty shift and comply to work priorities
  • Provide support to visiting contractors where requested, adhering to the approved contractor process
  • Work to Current Good Manufacturing Practices at all times
  • Carry out best practice throughout scope of engineering activities
  • Conduct  effective Planned Preventive Maintenance tasks and generate satisfactory reports
  • May be required to carry out duties within the production area, where relevant training must be undertaken
  • Be adaptable and flexible to suit the business requirements
  • To develop themselves and their team to a professional standard , and achieve a sound technical understanding of the site process
  • Shift coverage as and when required


Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:

  • Proven engineering experience
  • Experience on food manufacturing equipment
  • GSCE Grade C or above in English & Maths or equivalent.         
  • Have completed a Recognised Engineering Apprenticeship
  • ONC / NVQ III / C&G 2&3 certificates
  • 18th  Edition IEE wiring regulation pass
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Capability to read and understand technical documentation e.g. electrical schematics
  • Be Self motivated
  • Hold a Full driving licence
  • Effective verbal & written communication skills

Must be flexible with hours when required to meet the needs of the business

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.