Engineering Planner - Cheshire sites

Engineering Planner - Cheshire sites


We drive our own success

  • Monday - Friday
  • Up to £40,000 per annum
  • Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
  • Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group


Why join us?  


We’re constantly evolving, progressing and diversifying. And we want our people to do so too. For everyone to feel empowered, engaged and enabled. To create opportunities to move forward, climb higher and push for more. We believe in fuelling ambition and guiding success. In supporting everyone with talent and drive to own what they do, realise their potential and build a brilliant future for themselves at Bakkavor.


What we do. 


Due to the success of our bread sites, we are expanding our engineering team and have a fantastic opportunity for an Engineering Planner to join our busy food manufacturing facilities in Cheshire.  Our 2 bread sites based in Crewe and Nantwich make specialty hand-crafted flatbreads, baguettes, doughballs and ciabattas for customers including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburys.


About the role.  

This role will suit an experienced Planning Engineer or an Engineer with exposure to maintenance planning or Engineering Planning.




  • Comply with Bakkavor SHE and all statutory Safety, Health and Environment requirements.
  • Manage and maintain the CMMS system to ensure engineering work orders are planned, allocated and resourced effectively.
  • Ensure follow up work orders are planned & resourced.
  • Maintain a ‘live’ maintenance system by ensuring the PPMs are reviewed, adapted and continually improved.
  • Provide support and back-up to the Maintenance Manager as required
  • Manage contractors where required.
  • Ensuring that all H&S procedures, engineering best practices are adhered to at all times.
  • Manage the compliance register and actions relating to engineering through the planned maintenance system.
  • Liaise with the planning function to ensure maintenance time is allocated to meet the plan.
  • Generate reports as required to support the engineering and Senior Management teams.
  • Support the development of the CMMS system by liaising with other sites and the CMMS system provider.


About you.  


  • Knowledge of engineering planning.
  • Previous maintenance or engineering experience – manufacturing environment preferable.
  • Self-managing - Must be able to work under own supervision or as part of a team.
  • Flexible working attitude.
  • Sound communication / training skills with ability to apply these when under pressure.
  • Ability to work alongside people with diverse skills and understanding.
  • Methodical record keeping is essential.
  • Good level of computer skills – (Microsoft office – Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook).


What you’ll receive.  

As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.   

You’ll enjoy:  

  • A stakeholder pension scheme  
  • Personal accident Insurance  
  • Free independent mortgage advice  
  • Employee assistance programme  
  • A range of voluntary benefits   
  • Holiday purchase scheme  
  • Additional life assurance  
  • Dental & hospital cash plans  
  • Discounted tutoring for children  
  • Access to financial learning tools  
  • Affordable loans via your salary  
  • Proud to be and loyal service awards  
  • Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions  

Proud to be Bakkavor.  

We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team!  


Find out more and apply.  




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 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 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

Crewe, GB, CW1 6UA

Date:  12 Jul 2024
Req ID:  19871