Shift Engineering Manager

Proud to drive innovation and quality

Maintenance Shift Manager – Highbridge

Competitive based on experience
Monday – Friday 08.30-17.00


33 Days Annual Leave
Life Assurance
Flexible Benefits Package
Staff Shop
Free Parking



We’re proud to offer you a career with possibilities. To encourage you to work hard, aim high and bring your best to work, every day. To know that as a valued Shift Maintenance Manager we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience and encourage you to create a career you can be proud of too.

Our Bakkavor site in Highbridge, which is one of our three Desserts sites in the UK, specialises in Cheesecake and Tarts, working closely with our sister site in Devizes that specialise in baked goods.


What will you do?


  • Managing / conducting planned and predictive maintenance to prevent issues occurring and reactive maintenance where you will respond to breakdowns.
  • Your may be required to lead or support the operational teams with machinery change overs and set ups.
  • Contributing to the installation and decommissioning of food and drink assets is also part of the role.
  • Working with other teams, you will contribute to technical performance reviews and continuous improvement activities.
  • Completing work as part of a team or alone, depending on the task.
  • Interacting with site teams, this may include quality, research, and development.
  • You may also have contact with auditors, regulators, and customers undertaking site visits.
  • Complying with food safety, health and safety, environmental, sustainability, and engineering regulations and standards.
  • You will also take account of business operation considerations such as cost and service level agreements.
  • Supporting the engineering team management in day-to-day HR activities such as: personal development plans (PDD), time management, holiday approvals, and disciplinaries etc.


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.


To be successful in this role you will need to work well under pressure and be able to assist when required.



Qualification Requirements


  • Engineering apprenticeship (C&G / EAL NVQ Level 3 / 4 or OAL FDEM Diploma).
  • Current Edition of IET Wiring Regulations (C&G Level 3)
  • Food Safety Qualification Level 2
  • IOSH Managing Safely








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

Highbridge, GB

Date:  2 Jun 2023
Req ID:  14218