Engineering Team Leader

Engineering Team Leader – Bo’Ness

Title: Engineering Team Leader

Location: Bo'Ness, Falkirk
Salary: £45,879 per annum
Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off
Shift Time: 05.30 - 17.30 / 17.30 - 05.30
Benefits Package:  25 Days Annual Leave
                                 Life Assurance
                                 Flexible Benefits Package
                                   Staff Shop

                                 Free Parking


At Bakkavor we’re proud to offer you a career with real scope for development. To reward your hard work and ambition as a talented Engineering Team Leader with plenty of support and opportunity and empower you to drive your own success and create a career you can be proud of too.

Who are Bakkavor:
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.


Job Detail:
A fantastic opportunity for an Engineering Team Leader has arisen to join the team at Bo’Ness Salads. You will be responsible for the management, prioritisation & allocation of ad-hoc reactive engineering tasks and ensuring that planned tasks are carried out to the correct standards.



  • Communicating and aligning with Production Shift Managers, Senior Production / Engineering Manager and relevant Production Team Leaders
  • Focusing Engineers to the daily priorities will be key, along with managing contractors, works during their shift, ensuring processes and protocols are adhered to.
  • To liaise with the site engineering and Section Manager’s as required.
  • Carry out all other ad-hoc Management requests as consistent with the role
  • Be the Engineering point of contact during & out of hours
  • Understand the site daily priorities / plans, direct and motivate their engineering shift team as required
  • Respond to and prioritise the shift to resolve line running issues
  • Liaise with both the Production Team Leaders & Engineering Section Manager to ensure correct level of communication across shifts
  • Report and update the Production / Engineering Management team and other stake holders regarding current breakdown status, impact and lead time to resolution




It is essential that you have:


  • Approved Engineering or Mechanical apprentice (City & Guilds and National Certificate)
  • Fault-finding skills
  • Understanding of problem-solving techniques; RCA, 5Y.
  • Experience and understanding of machine controls and PLCs.
  • Practical mechanical and electrical experience within a production environment
  • Demonstrable understanding of Production prioritisation (desirable).


You will be an excellent communicator who can work alone with a proactive and innovative approach to problem solving.

You will always adopt a thorough and diligent approach to every task and you will be able to demonstrate our key values of customer care, can-do, teamwork and not just getting it right but keeping it right.

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.



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

Boness, GB

Date:  25-Nov-2022