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Wheat Intake Laboratory Technician

Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: Wellingborough, 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 to join Hovis at our Wellingborough Mill as a Laboratory Wheat Intake Technician.


The role requires the individual to work in our raw materials in and finished goods out department completing a range of basic pre established tests using industry standard test equipment.  


In addition to the testing and recording the role requires interaction on the companies IT systems to book the goods in whilst activating our weighbridge facility and then selecting control functions on plant to enable the materials to be categorised and stored in one of our wheat silos.


 The role will also support as required any other product testing activity that supports and underpins Hovis commitment to quality.


The ideal candidate will have some experience in production manufacturing with any recognised qualifications ( Basic food hygiene - Food Safety - Health and Safety ) desirable albeit a full and thorough training programme will be undertaken due to the unique nature of our process.


The role requires the individual to work on a 4 on 4 off 12 hr days rotating shift pattern including weekends ( The weekend shifts are 0600 - 1800 with the Mon - Fri shifts 0800 - 2000).


The salary range is £23,750 to £24,500 


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.