Engineering Shift Manager (Nights)

Engineering Shift Manager

Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Pension

Location: Bourne, Lincolnshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 4 on 4 off Nights (7pm – 7am)

Bakkavor Salads is based in Bourne and specialises in making prepared fruit, leafy salads and stir fry mixes. It employs over 1,100 people and forms part of the Bakkavor Salads sector in the UK.

Bakkavor Salads Bourne is looking to recruit an Engineering Shift Manager to manage a team of engineers to ensure adherence to scheduled workload and that all reactive breakdowns are managed thus minimising plant downtime. You will be methodical in approach, highly organised with excellent prioritisation skills and the ability to work to short and tight deadlines.

The Role
In this busy and hands-on role, you will be accountable for:

  • Manage the engineering shift team to ensure delivery of scheduled work and reactive work so that plant availability is optimised and manage technical specifications for ingredients, products, processes & packaging.
  • Implement agreed training & development plans to meet engineering & production needs. Ensuring effective use of Max plan with direct reports.
  • Comply with statutory & Bakkavor Health & Safety requirement, ensures reports work in a safe manner. This will include ownership of dynamic risk assessment process.
  • Ensure engineering downtime is minimised, accurately logged, and monitor the repair time. Liaise with planning and operations team to allow for PPM to be completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all stock is logged in and out of the stores area highlighting any stock issues to the engineering team manager.
  • To maintain standards of hygiene and good housekeeping appropriate to a quality food manufacturer. GMP standard of workshops and engineers tool boxes is maintained at a high level.

About you
In this role you will need to have previous management experience as well as electrical or mechanical background is essential. A good knowledge of health and safety legislation and strong interpersonal skills. A good understanding of operational DWOR and engineering KPI’s is essential. Good communication both verbally and electronically, strong presentation skills and competent with Excel. To be successful in this role you will need to work well under pressure and be able to assist when required.

About us
We are the leading provider 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.

What you can expect from us
When joining us you can expect a competitive salary, a strong benefits package and excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.



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

Bourne, GB

Date:  22-Jul-2022