Shift Engineer

Shift Engineer

Salary: Competitive

Shift: 4 on 4 off rotating 06.00 – 18.00 / 18.00 – 06.00

Business Area: Bakkavor Desserts

Location: Devizes

Permanent, full time

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.

Bakkavor Desserts is based in Devizes, Wiltshire and specialises in making chilled desserts such as tarts, yum yums, doughnuts, pies and pastries. The site employs over 550 people and is one of three factories that are part of the Bakkavor Desserts sector in the UK.


The Role

Bakkavor Desserts Devizes is looking to recruit a Shift Engineer to work as part of a team to improve the operation of our plant through re-active maintenance using effective fault-finding techniques on electrical and mechanical equipment. You will take ownership of some areas, owning and reviewing planned maintenance routines and liaising with operations to continually improve this area.




  • Ensuring all maintenance requests and requirements of the PM system are completed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ensuring that optimum performance is maintained and appropriate cost-effective spare parts are identified and held.
  • You will comply with and promote all company policies and procedures pertinent to Health & Safety and Product Safety, Legality and Quality.
  • Assisting in implementing initiatives for continuous improvement to ensure optimum operational and profit performance and with contractors on site to ensure full compliance with H&S and Product Safety, Quality and Legality requirements.
  • Undertaking engineering works according to priority taking into account both operational and safety / legal requirements.
  • You will ensure all documentation pertinent to safety, quality, legality and operations is correctly and accurately completed.
  • Liaising with suppliers to identify and resolve engineering corrective actions.


About you

Experience and documented competence in mechanical and electrical engineering, normally as part of a time served apprenticeship.


Engineering experience in a fast pace manufacturing environment.


Effective written and verbal communication skills.


Good knowledge of the food industry / pharmaceutical / automotive or similar equipment.


Innovation an excellent problem-solving ability.


Flexible and self-motivated.


What you can expect from us


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




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

Devizes, GB

Date:  4 Feb 2024
Req ID:  17367