Hovis UK

Engineering Shift Supervisor

Hovis UK
Erith, London (Greater)
11 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering Shift Supervisor

Location:  Based in Erith

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent - Shift work

Reporting to: Day Shift Supervisor

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 at our Erith Site. We're looking for an Engineering Shift Supervisor to play a key role in supporting the Site Engineering team.


  • To maximise plant availability through planned and preventative maintenance.
  • To ensure that Health and Safety legislation and company policies are being complied with at all times.
  • The engineering computer based systems are being correctly used at all times.

Desired Skills and Experience


  • Knowledge of PLC’s
  • Electrical Bias
  • City & Guilds Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 17th Edition IEE Qualification
  • IT literate
  • Good verbal and numerate skills
  • Financial acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of managing change programmes in a supply chain environment
  • Action oriented and energetic
  • Ability to build effective teams
  • Drive for results – can push self and others to deliver outstanding results


Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

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