Hovis UK

Operator/Maintainer (Bakery) (x5)

Hovis UK
Avonmouth, City of Bristol
11 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Operator/Maintainer (Bakery) (x5)

Location:  Based in Avonmouth

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

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 new CEO brings a wealth of commercial and marketing experience from previous roles with Unilever, Pepsico and Burger King.  He has been an integral part of the business for the past 2 years and has recently taken over as CEO.

A great opportunity has arisen at Hovis we're looking for an Operator/maintainer at our site in Avonmouth to operate Bakery equipment and systems effectively and conduct first line maintenance activities to achieve performance against deployed metrics.  You will be supporting the achievement of site budget and will have effective input into delivery of the shift production plan to the right quality and be able to clean and maintain to agreed standards.

The successful applicant will be accountable for their own development activities and support training of others where appropriate.  You will also have the following:

Desired Skills and Experience

Knowledge & Experience

  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills, educated to at GCSE / NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
  • Basic verbal & written communication skills to describe problems, causes and solutions
  • Experience of working in a bakery
  • Experience of a process environment
  • Basic food hygiene qualification
  • Strong basic problem-solving skills working within defined parameters
  • Aptitude for basic mechanical & electrical tasks
  • Basic keyboard skills and IT aptitude to input and access data


  • Plant baking qualifications
  • Basic health & safety qualification


Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

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