Systems & Software Engineer

Systems and Software Engineer – Bakkavor Desserts Newark
Salary  £50,000 to £60,000 depending on experience
Bonus, Private Healthcare, pension scheme
Monday to Friday Days, 37.5 hours per week, 8.30am to 5pm (Flexibility required as per call outs and business needs)

Excellent career progression, development, and career opportunities within our largest UK flagship site and across the wider Bakkavor Group.


The company


Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, which is one of the most advanced, innovative and dynamic food markets in the world. We have an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 44 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, Nottinghamshire and specialises in making chilled desserts such as trifles, cream cakes and choux pastries. The site employs over 1,900 people and is one of eight manufacturing factories that are part of the Bakkavor Bakery sector in the UK.

The Role;

We have a fantastic opening for a Systems and Software Engineer to join our growing Engineering team and function at Bakkavor Desserts Newark.


The Systems and Software Engineer is responsible for managing/maintaining assets to optimise production levels. You will manage/conduct planned and predictive maintenance to prevent issues occurring and reactive maintenance where you will respond to breakdowns.

Duties and responsibilities;

  • Prepare for food and drink maintenance work.
  • Manage and conduct planned maintenance of food and drink processing and packaging assets.
  • Conduct predictive maintenance of food and drink processing and packaging assets (condition-based monitoring).
  • Respond to breakdowns of food and drink processing and packaging assets. Manage/conduct reactive maintenance or corrective actions to resolve deviation.
  • Identify faults (electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, automation, and pneumatics) on food and drink processing and packaging assets, action as required.
  • Identify obsolescence and escalate solutions as necessary.
  • Maintaining a record and back-up of asset software for food and drink processing and packaging assets.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement projects to optimise food and drink assets or processes. For example, participate in failure investigations to ensure process effectiveness and to contribute to and implement practical engineering solutions for efficiency and profitability.
  • Undertake technical performance reviews in collaboration with other functions and stakeholders.
  • Review and maintain engineering documentation to ensure it is current.
  • Support maintenance and operational team members in developing engineering technical competence.
  • Ensure availability and performance of maintenance tools and equipment. Review suitability and efficiency.
  • Contribute to food and drink internal and external audits.
  • Monitor product quality and plant operation/performance while ensuring that people, product safety and environment are never compromised.
  • Participate in capital projects.
  • Use your technical expertise to coach and develop other colleagues and team members.
  • Ensure availability of critical components and review suitability.


Experience / Qualifications;

  • Electrical Engineering Technical Qualification Level 5 or above
  • Current Edition of IET Wiring Regulations (C&G Level 3) (achieve within 12 months).
  • Food Safety Qualification Level 2 (achieve within 12 months).
  • IOSH Managing Safely (achieve within 12 months)


  • Engineering Apprenticeship (C&G/EAL NVQ Level 3 or 4 or OAL FDEM Diploma.
  • Supplementary Engineering Qualifications.


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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:  24 May 2023
Req ID:  14087