Engineer - Nights

Maintenance Engineer

Bakkavor Desserts Newark

Shift – 4on 4off Nights 17:45-05.45

Salary : £51,923

Life Assurance

Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension

Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

 We’re proud to be able to offer careers with real scope for development. To reward your hard work and ambition, as a talented Maintenance Engineer, you will be given support and opportunities to empower you to drive your own success - creating a career you can be proud of.

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. 

This particular role is based at our Bakkavor Desserts site in Newark, Nottinghamshire and specialises in making chilled desserts such as trifles, creamcakes and choux pastries. The site employs over 1,900 people and is one of eight Manufacturing sites that are part of the Bakkavor Bakery sector in the UK.

 The Role.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer to join our expanding team and site.

The Maintenance Engineer will conduct planned and predictive maintenance to prevent issues occurring. Your role will lead or support the operational teams with machinery change overs and set ups. Working with other teams, you will contribute to technical performance reviews and continuous improvement activities. Our Maintenance Engineers work as part of a team or standalone, depending on the task. The role reports to the Nights Engineering Section Manager.


Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct planned maintenance of processing and packaging assets.
  • Conduct predictive maintenance of food processing and packaging assets (condition-based monitoring).
  • Respond to breakdowns.
  • Conduct reactive maintenance or corrective actions to resolve deviation.
  • Identify faults (electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, automation, and pneumatics) and action as required.
  • Lead or support operational teams with machinery change overs and set ups.
  • Manufacture and repair component parts for processing and packaging assets.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement projects to optimise assets or processes.



  • Engineering apprenticeship (C&G / EAL NVQ Level 3 / 4 or OAL FDEM Diploma)
  • Current Edition of IET Wiring Regulations (C&G Level 3, achieve within 12 months).
  • Application of Safety, Health and Environmental legislation and procedures
  • Planning works and writing reports.
  • Verify assets meet performance criteria after work.
  • Reading and adhering to site SOPs.
  • CMMS experience (achieve within 12 months).
  • Electrical bias
  • Experience in the following would be advantageous – Mechanical principles, F&D assets, welding, machining, turning, hydraulic, pneumatic & thermodynamics systems and / or, electrical principals, motors, motor control circuits, motion control, encoders, PLCs, sensors.


What you can expect from us.

 When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group. We provide key relevant training to our Engineering teams to offer personal development.


Proud to be Bakkavor.

We’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.




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

Newark, GB

Date:  30 Nov 2023
Req ID:  14356