Engineer - Night Shift

Multi-skilled Engineer Nights - Pizza Harrow


  • Competitive salary
  • 4 on 4 off, 6:30pm to 6:30am
  • Highly competitive reward package including Group Pension
  • Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Multi-skilled Engineer to join our manufacturing team at our Pizza site based in Harrow. It specialises in making chilled pizzas, employs around 850 people and is situated in North London, with good public transport links available. 

What will you do?

In this busy and exciting role, you will utilise both mechanical and electrical engineering expertise to maintain and enhance the performance of plant machinery.
You will provide first class, flexible support to production requirements by undertaking planned preventative and reactive breakdown maintenance, whilst ensuring established health and safety procedures are continually followed.




  • Ensure compliance with Bakkavor Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) requirements for area of responsibility.
  • Fault finding on PLC’s.
  • Responsible for completion of planned maintenance tasks to ensure breakdowns are prioritised to meet production needs. Escalates concerns to management team as required.
  • Ensure accurate and timely records are consistently inputted into Agility to measure engineering KPI’S.
  • To provide detail including all work carried out, identification of root causes of failures and confirmation of spares and consumables used.
  • Deliver designated Projects as required, ensuring key actions and timescales are communicated.
  • To proactively seek improvements and adopt best practices to reduce engineering downtime.  To provide insight to the Engineer management team and make recommendations to improve.
  • Provide engineering support, training and coaching to production to ensure efficient performance of all equipment.


About you

Ideally, you will have a real flair for maintenance and be proactive with ideas for improving the department - whilst demonstrating an aptitude and passion for Engineering
You will be an apprentice trained Engineer with a formal engineering qualification such as C&G, SVQ3, or HNC Engineering - alongside previous maintenance experience gained preferably within a manufacturing or FMCG environment.
Competent electrical / mechanical fault-finding, and analysis skills will be key - as will the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

About us 

We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 19,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. Our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef in the US, and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas. And we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality to join us.



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

Harrow, GB

Date:  24 May 2023
Req ID:  14570