Engineering Maintenance Shift Manager


Maintenance | Leyland | Start date: 30/09/2023 | Full Time | Permanent


Since our beginnings at Dr. Oetker, we have been breaking new ground. With pizza, cake, and desserts, as well as digital platforms and services – quality and an innovative spirit set us apart.


What awaits you? It's up to you! At. Dr. Oetker, you can actively shape the future – both yours and ours. We want to be part of something bigger. Don't you?





The Leyland Facility is where the Chicago Town Pizzas started over 30 years ago. We are looking for a dedicated individual with a drive for improving quality and maximising production output to join our state-of-the-art production facility and play a key role working alongside our teams who are proudly making the Dr. Oetker and Chicago Town branded pizzas.

A career at Dr Oetker will provide you with:      

  • An environment in which you will be responsible for leading, planning, and co-ordinating the activities of the Maintenance Teams, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of the Preventative Planned Maintenance Schedule.
  • An opportunity to deliver business improvements in performance through efficiency gains in key KPI’s such as quality, increased OEE, improved line efficiency, employee engagement, down time and waste.
  • A team environment in which you will demonstrate your passion for people development through effective performance management, the identification of training needs and the coaching and developing of your teams.
  • An opportunity to work cross functionally with all teams to identify and implement continuous improvement initiates.                                         



  • At Dr Oetker we believe that our employees play a key role in our success. To help shape our future you will be educated to HND/HNC level in Engineering, with a minimum of 3 years proven management experience in a FMCG environment.
  • A confident communicator with a personable and professional manner, you will have the ability to interact and relate to all levels of colleagues and to build strong trusted working relationships and motivate teams.
  • The ability to work within a rapidly changing environment is key, as is the ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines whilst demonstrating you are a creative problem solver with an analytical and detailed approach with the ability to make and take responsibility for key decisions.



  • 33 days annual leave (inc bank holidays) which increases with service
  • A skills-based development programme – allowing you to develop skills and your pay
  • Free pizzas
  • Subsidised on site restaurant with hot and cold meals, a salad/deli bar, snack machines and microwaves and storage facilities for those who prefer to bring their own
  • Free tea, coffee, and fresh fruit.
  • Free on-site parking (number of electronic charging points available)
  • Free Life Assurance at 4 times basic annual salary
  • Free Wi-Fi in canteen
  • Employee Referral Scheme £350 – once you know how great it is to work here, you’ll want to bring your friends and family!
  • Enhanced Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Pension scheme which provides 6% Employer pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Regular Employee Forums ensuring all employees have a voice
  • Incentivised employee suggestion and recognition schemes
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Leave
  • Free health checks


We look forward to your online application. Just click the "Apply now" button, and you're good to go. Still have questions? Then please feel free to reach out to us directly.


Dr. Oetker is an equal opportunities employer. We continuously work to shape and live in a corporate culture where everyone feels welcome. At Dr. Oetker, your personality and qualifications are what count. Not gender, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, and identity.


Dr. Oetker UK Ltd.