Factory Maintenance Manager

Factory Maintenance Manager


Location - Bakkavor Bo'ness


Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 08.30 – 17.00

Days of  Work: Monday-Friday


Benefits Package:       
Bonus: Up to 10% (depending on the companies annual performance)
34 Days Annual Leave p/a
Private Medical 
Life Insurance
Flexible benefits package 

Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group


We’re proud to offer you a career with possibilities. To encourage you to work hard, aim high and bring your best to work, every day. To know that as a valued Factory Maintenance Manager we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience and encourage you to create a career you can be proud of too.


About Us:

We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food - you just didn't realise it. We make innovative fresh products, with around 18,500 colleagues working across the UK, US and China. We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers (including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose). We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas. And we’re ready for more people who share our values and passion for quality to join us.


Our Business:
Bakkavor is one of the leading providers of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.


Our Bakkavor business in Bo’ness, based near Falkirk, specialises in the production of fresh, high quality salad products working primarily with premium retailers. To give you a sense for the scale of manufacturing in Bo’ness we produce over 70million salad based meals and side dishes from our 2 manufacturing facilities employing over 1200 people in the town.


The Role:

Bakkavor Bo’ness are looking to recruit an Factory Maintenance Manager to join their motivated team, and become part of the Bakkavor Group.


Duties to include:

  • Comply with Bakkavor, SHE and all statutory Safety, Health and Environment requirements
  • Ensure accurate & timely records are kept of all work carried out, root causes of failures are identified and measures are taken to prevent a re-occurrence
  • Ensure engineering downtime is minimised, accurately logged and monitor the repair times. Liaise with planning and the operations team, to allow for PPM’s? repair work to  be completed in timely manner
  • Ensure operating and maintenance manuals, diagnostic instructions and special tools are readily available to all engineering staff
  • Provide engineering support to operations to ensure efficient performance of all equipment. Liaise with the operations management team to resolve problems and improve performance
  • Manage contractors and suppliers, audit their work, and ensure work permits, and RAMS are issued and that all work is carried out with no risk to the business. Liaise with suppliers to ensure adequate spares and information is made available. Raise purchase orders and negotiate best possible cost benefits to the business
  • Manage, plan, prioritise and audit engineering team activities to deliver agreed levels of performance. Manage holidays, absence and ensure the correct manning levels at all times.  Maintain timely accurate records and ensure information is readily available across all shifts. Manage poor performance in line with business procedures and manage first stage disciplinary processes
  • Monitor and meet budgetary requirements.  If the business needs dictate that the budget limit must be exceeded, this can only be done with prior authorisation
  • Where required plan and manage small engineering projects.  Ensuring timescales and budgets are met
  • Provide when required ‘hands on’ support to the engineering team when workloads are heavy or resource is limited.  Ensure engineering management cover  is available during both operational hours and via support mobile phone.


What you will need:

  • Skilled in both Electrical and Mechanical trades, ideally with an Electrical bias
  • Recognised Engineering apprenticeship or relevant work experience HNC/HND Qualified
  • Experience of working within the Food Industry preferred but not essential.
  • Health and Safety qualification – IOSH Managing Safely or NEBOSH – (Preferred)
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work on own initiative and drive team performance.


What you can expect from us:

When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.


Proud to be Bakkavor

We’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.



We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,500 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 2,900 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Engineering

Boness, GB

Date:  13 Apr 2024
Req ID:  18995