Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Manager

Day Shift
Competitive salary 
25 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday 
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension 
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

This particular role is based at our Bakkavor Breads site in Barton-upon-Humber, close to the Humber Bridge. This factory specialises in making chilled speciality baguettes at high volume and employs over 160 people.  The site is located 14 miles from Hull, 16 miles from Scunthorpe and 24 miles from Grimsby.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Manager to join our engineering team based in Barton. The site uses highly automated assets and technology to produce a wide range of products for all the major retailers. 

About you 
If you have an engineering background with relevant training and experience in maintenance management, ideally within a fast-paced food manufacturing or FMCG environment – this could be the role for you. You will be energetic, punctual, proactive, and reliable with the ability to lead, guide, and motivate others towards achievement. 

Duties will include: 

You will manage planned, predictive, and reactive maintenance, preventing issues occurring 

To provide engineering technical support on a day-to-day basis, but also in the case of major technical plant breakdowns 

To ensure that all business policies and procedures are always followed by the shift engineers 

Contributing to the installation and decommissioning of food and drink assets 

Working with other teams, you will contribute or lead technical performance reviews and continuous improvement activities 

You will have contact with auditors, regulators, and customers undertaking site visits 

You will be responsible for using engineering practices that ensure food safety in line with current legislation 

You will be required to lead and support the engineering team management in day-to-day HR activities such as: personal development plans (PDD), time management, holiday approvals, and disciplinaries etc 

To ensure the highest standards in terms of Safety, Quality, Hygiene, and environment are maintained 

To identify areas for continuous improvements and drive inhouse project work 

Skills required: 

Must have technical expertise in mechanical and electrical competency 

A minimum of 3 years of management experience (preferably in the food industry) 

Must be able to communicate at all levels within the business 

Demonstrable logical and thorough fault finding ability using Siemens PLC software and Allen Bradley

IOSH qualification, ideally NEBOSH qualified 

Trained to 17th Edition minimum 

Trained in Inspection and Testing is an advantage 

Understanding of KPIs and how to achieve them 

To keep up to date with technical and manufacturing changes 

Computer literate 

Must be a conscientious engineer who is focussed on action closure 

Must be driven to get it ‘Right First Time’ 

Must be a team player, problem solver with a flexible, can do approach  



Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Engineering

Barton Upon Humber, GB

Date:  17-Jan-2023