Multi Skilled Engineer

Location:  Bolton
Function:  Manufacturing
Job Reference:  4218
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  10/03/23
Date:  24 Feb 2024

Annual Salary:      £47,799.44 per annum plus an excellent

Benefits include:  Over time rates, days off in lieu and or up to 3x pay rate for working bank holidays

Location:               Bolton



Are you already a Multi Skilled Engineer, Shift Engineer or a Maintenance Engineer with experience in manufacturing and looking for a new opportunity? 

Working as part of our highly skilled and established engineering team, you’ll be skilled in finding and rectifying faults through inputs and outputs, reading and acting on data, conducting planned and preventative maintenance. Join our team and you’ll have the opportunity to work across our two Bolton locations working with a variety of specialist equipment from bulk handling systems, through to processing and packaging.

Essential Ingredients

  • Able to work a 4 on 4 off shift pattern (2 days, 2 nights, 4 off)
  • Excellent route cause analysis skills
  • Understanding of PLC and control systems with the ability to fault find would be an advantage but not essential 
  • Engineering Qualification such as Apprenticeship, HNC, BTECH or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience of maintenance preferably in a fast-paced FMCG environment.
  • H&S/Food Safety systems and legislation knowledge e.g. PUWER, IOSH – able to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Analysing and problem-solving skills, anticipates problems before they occur and takes steps to deal with them/correctly and swiftly identifies the underlying problem and finds appropriate solutions.
  • Decision making skills, makes timely decisions/takes account of the wider risks and implications.

The Recipe

Our Multi-Skilled Engineers work in shift teams in close conjunction with production, safety and hygiene. The team undertake planned and preventative maintenance and are encouraged to use their engineering skills and experience to develop robust solutions and long-term fixes.   There's a huge variety of tasks that will range from general plant maintenance to improving plant reliability and diagnosing problems before they develop. The environment is a fast-paced, highly automated 24/7 food manufacturing environment each day brings a different opportunity; we'll help to develop your technical skills and get you involved in other initiatives alongside our safety teams and improvement initiatives.


As part of the Engineering team, you’ll be encouraged and supported to foster new ideas and perspectives whilst driving change at pace.  We promote a culture of continuous improvement whilst working on a changing approach to reliability centred maintenance in a highly automated production facility. 

As part of your role, you’ll be identifying and completing continuous improvement projects to increase plant efficiency, reduce downtime and save energy and associated costs. 

The Role

  • Ensure plant and personnel (including external contractors) conform to Health and Safety legislation, policy and standards identifying any required actions so that the area of responsibility is healthy, safe and accident free.
  • Drive improvements in asset reliability and reduce losses
  • Ensure effective use of SAP PM
  • Development of maintenance approach for bakery equipment in line with excellence framework.
  • Completion of identified individual objectives and team targets.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication channels.
  • Compliance with quality and food safety legislation, company standards and specifications in order to meet the requirements of professional and legal standards.
  • Extra Dough


    You'll want to know what your bread is worth:


    • Competitive Base Salary 
    • A slice of the annual profits 
    • Award winning pension scheme with matched company contributions
    • Life assurance
    • Products you will love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
    • Continued investment in your personal development
    • Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!
    • Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service


    About us

    As ‘the UK’s No. 1 Bakery Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876. Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family, with the sixth generation starting to join the company, supplying over 18,000 retail customers from 11 bakeries and 15 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free. Our family of 5,000 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies’ to work for.

    Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

    We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do. #INDH