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Reliability Manager

Location:  Burnley
Function:  Manufacturing
Job Reference:  400
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  31/01/2021
Date:  12-Jan-2022

Are you a Reliability Manager at the top of your game with experience of working in a manufacturing environment and looking to progress or up for a new challenge?  


Due to continued growth and investment in our Engineering-led Manufacturing team we are looking for an Engineering Reliability Manager to support our Manufacturing operation. Working a 4 on 4 off days shift pattern within a complex engineering site offering a real mix of the old and the new, you’ll also support our Project Teams with our new lines.


Working alongside the Engineering Manager and as part of our Manufacturing management team, you’ll engage and motivate a skilled team of multi-skilled engineering colleagues with a team of approximately 8 direct reports, utilising root cause analysis to identify and prioritise corrective actions alongside the execution of a planned maintenance programme.


At our Burnley Bakery, the team are dedicated to delivering unbeatable quality in a safe manner with highly reliable equipment. We are proud to be leading and developing a collaborative, creative and responsive team at the cutting edge of engineering innovation.


As ‘Britain’s Best Loved Food Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876.  Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family company supplying 18,000 retail customers from 12 bakeries and 14 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free.  Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 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.

The Recipe

Are you a Reliability Manager or Engineering Maintenance Manager with experience of working in a manufacturing environment and looking to progress or up for a new challenge?  We have a newly created opportunity for a second Reliability Manager to add support to our existing Engineering team.

Due to continued growth and investment in our Engineering-led manufacturing site we are looking for an Engineering Reliability Manager to support our Burnley Bakery working a 4 on 4 off day’s shift pattern.

Working alongside the Engineering Management team, as part of our manufacturing management team, you will engage and motivate a skilled team of 10 engineering colleagues with a team of 2 direct reports, utilising root cause analysis to identify and prioritise corrective, preventative, predictive and mitigating actions.

At our Burnley Bakery, the team are dedicated to delivering unbeatable quality in a safe manner with highly reliable equipment. We are proud to be leading and developing a collaborative, creative and responsive team at the cutting edge of engineering innovation. In this role you will lead, motivate and manage a team of multi skilled engineers to drive a culture that delivers plant reliability, product quality and safety in line with company standards.  Working with the Engineering Manager you will have accountability for delivering the engineering strategy, via planned, corrective and reactive maintenance work.

Essential Ingredients

  • Possess an Engineering Qualification such as HND, HNC, BTECH or equivalent
  • Able to work a 4 on 4 off shift pattern
  • You’ll have previous experience of managing a team of Engineers across a rotating shift operation, with the ability to lead, develop, coach and mentor
  • Experienced in implementing risk-based maintenance strategies
  • A working knowledge and understanding of Budgets, Capex (proposals and project implementation), contract management, supplier negotiation
  • Previous experience of working with electrical control systems and automation 
  • A strong mechanical background with electrical multi-skilled experience
  • You’ll be able to deploy and execute a reliability centred asset care strategy
  • Passionate about quality and best practice whilst driving continuous improvement
  • Have a safety-first mindset with experience of COSHH & HACCP, and a working knowledge of H&S audits and processes

Extra Dough

At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your bread is worth:

  • Competitive base salary and benefits
  • Family time is important to us so we’ll give you an option to purchase an extra 5 days holiday each year
  • Ongoing personal development either sponsored or supported
  • A slice of the annual profits
  • Award winning pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Discount Vouchers / products
  • Benefits for you and your family for example; discounted gym membership, bike to work scheme

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.