Multi Skilled Engineer

Location:  Wakefield
Function:  Manufacturing
Job Reference:  5496
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  29/07/2024
Date:  17 Jul 2024

Shift Pattern:     4 days on, 4 off, 4 nights, 4 off
Hours of work:  6 – 6

Salary:               Up to £51,000 depending on experience

Benefits:           Extensive Benefits package, including Profit related bonus, Life assurance, Award winning pension, online discount schemes, access to a free GP service and much more!

Are you already a Multi-skilled, Electrical, Mechanical or Shift Engineer and seeking an exciting opportunity to work within our Wakefield Bakery.


Working in an automated production facility, as part of a highly skilled and well-established engineering team. You’ll be driven and skilled in finding and rectifying faults through inputs and outputs, reading and acting on data, conducting planned and preventative maintenance and working on a variety of equipment from bulk handling systems, through processing and packaging, site services and PLC control systems.

Essential Ingredients

  • Able to work a 4 on 4 off shift pattern (Days and Nights working 6-6).
  • Electrically biased Multi Skilled Engineer preferred
  • Understanding of PLC (ideally Allen Bradley) and control systems with the ability to fault find would be advantageous
  • Excellent route cause analysis skills
  • Engineering Qualification such as Apprenticeship, HNC, BTECH or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience of maintenance preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • H&S knowledge e.g. 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.

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. We'll help to develop your technical skills and get you involved in other initiatives alongside our safety teams.

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

  • Adhere to Health and Safety legislation, policy and standards identifying any required actions.
  • Drive improvements in asset reliability and reduce losses.
  • Development of maintenance approach for bakery equipment.
  • Compliance with quality and food safety legislation, company standards and specifications in order to meet the requirements of professional and legal standards.

Extra Dough


And last but by no means least, you'll want to know what your breads worth.


  • A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
  • Family time is important to us so as well as your holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave
  • Award winning pension scheme with 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
  • Help at Hand App with free access to GP services, life coaching and more


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 introduction of the sixth generation, supplying over 18,000 retail customers from 11 bakeries and 16 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free. 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.