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Date: 06-May-2019

Location: Wellingborough, GB

Company: Hovis

Hovis Limited is a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business currently operated by The Gores Group as part of a stand-alone joint venture. The Company was created in April 2014 to help release new investment to upgrade its operational infrastructure and reinvigorate the Hovis brand, building on its rich heritage. Nish Kankiwala our CEO brings a wealth of commercial and marketing experience from previous roles with Unilever, Pepsico and Burger King.  

An opportunity exists for an electrically biased engineer to join the team at Rank Hovis Wellingborough, Flour Mills. This day shift role ( with call out) requires the successful candidate to work in a modern food manufacturing environment as part of a small team of highly skilled engineers ( both direct and indirect) providing the routine maintenance and breakdown cover required to deliver production availability 24/7.


The plant has seen significant investment over the last 10 years and delivers reliability performance to 97% unplanned downtime. The key priorities on site are Health and Safety , Food Safety , Quality and Customer Service. Whilst a multi skilled role the main skill areas are - Fully Qualified Electrician with a desirable knowledge of a modern process control scada system.


The main tasks relate to electrical and control activities with support as required provided to the embedded mechanical contractors team. The total team consists of 2 electrical and 3 mechanical ( contractors) engineers who provide the maintenance service Mon to Fri to meet the business targets and goals. 



  • To work in co-operation with the production and engineering teams/ contractors in ensuring that all plant is operating efficiently and providing optimum performance
  • To be aware of and to implement all Company and Site Process and Engineering Standards.  Any failures/requests for concessions to be reported to the Management Team.
  • To contribute to the control of the site engineering spares policy in conjunction with the engineering teams / contractors.
  • To ensure all corrective maintenance requirements are carried out in a timely and efficient manner.  Communication of progress to the relevant personnel is essential
  • Contribute to improvement, compliance and awareness of Health and Safety, Environmental and Hygiene standards.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements including Health and Safety, Environmental, Hygiene, Food Safety, HACCP , BRC. 




  • Multi-skilled engineering qualification (To be trained and assessed)
  • Competent workshop technician
  • Core Electrical / Mechanical Qualification
  • 17th and 18th Edition / Electrical Qualification
  • P.C. Skills
  • Knowledge of planned maintenance systems
  • P.L.C Diagnostics and Software modifications.
  • Maintenance of the P.L.C. network.
  • To be a good communicator, able to build effective relations internally at all levels.
  • Be a team player
  • To be flexible, willing and have a positive approach to changing circumstances.


Type of role: Full Time, Permanent 

Reporting to: Engineering Team Leader 

Closing Date: Friday 24th May 2019

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

Job Segment: Food Safety, Quality

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