Engineering Section Manager

Engineering Section Manager Nights – Bakkavor Desserts Newark

Night shift 4on 4off 17.45pm to 05.45am

Salary : £61,121

23 Days Holiday

Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension

Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 45 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.

 Bakkavor Desserts is based in Newark, and specialises in making chilled desserts such as trifles, creamcakes and choux pastries. We work with and supply to the leading UK grocery retailers and are Number 1 in cream cake and trifle production in the UK. 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.

A fantastic opportunity for a Engineering Section Manager Nights to join the team at our food manufacturing facility at Bakkavor Desserts Newark. You will be responsible for managing a team of engineers to ensure adherence to scheduled work-load and that all reactive breakdowns are managed thus minimising plant downtime
All About you
- Have an electrical or mechanical engineering background.
- Have a good knowledge of health and safety legislation
- Have great interpersonal skills ideally having managed a team


  • Manage the engineering shift team to ensure delivery of scheduled work and reactive work so that plant availability is optimised
  • Implement agreed training & development plans to meet engineering & production needs. Ensuring effective use of Max plan with direct reports
  • Review PPM effectiveness highlighting and implementing improvements
  • Comply with statutory & Bakkavor Health & Safety requirement, ensures reports work in a safe manner. This will include ownership of dynamic risk assessment process
  • Ensure engineering downtime is minimised, accurately logged, and monitor the repair time. Liaise with planning and operations team to allow for PPM to be completed in a timely manner
  • To ensure that established standards of food quality & food safety are met. 


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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

Newark, GB

Date:  11 May 2023
Req ID:  14358