Engineering Section Manager

Engineering Section Manager  – Bakkavor Meals Spalding
Salary depending on experience up to £52.000 per year

Private Healthcare, pension scheme
3’S and 2’S shift pattern

About Bakkavor

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 39 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.
The Role

We have a fantastic opening for an Engineering Section Manager  to manage day shift engineering shift within Bakkavor Meals Spalding.

The Engineering Section Manager will; provide support to the business as required and ensure efficient use of all available resources, provide a point of contact for other departments, and assume some of the Engineering Managers duties during their absence and assist other departmental teams in achieving their goals.

Duties and Accountabilities.

  • Comply with all Bakkavor statutory Safety, Health, and Environment requirements.
  • Ensure accurate and timely records are kept of all engineering work carried out on shift, root cause of failures are identified and measures are taken to prevent a re-occurrence
  • Ensure engineering downtime is minimised, accurately logged using the computerised maintenance system, monitor repair times.
  • Ensure operating and maintenance manuals, diagnostic instructions and special tools are readily available for the shift.
  • Provide engineering support to production to ensure efficient performance of all equipment. Liaise with Production management team to resolve problems quickly and improve performance.
  • Manage contractors and suppliers, audit their work, and ensure work permits are issued and that all work is carried out with no risk to the business. Liaise with suppliers and the Engineering Section Managers to ensure adequate spares and information are made available.
  • Manage, plan, prioritise and audit engineering activities daily and ensure accurate records are maintained for the end of each shift.
  • Provide hands on support to the engineering team and lead by example.

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Recognised engineering qualification.
  • Confident supervisory skills. Ability to make decisions, and work under pressure.
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety requirements.
  • Good communication skills at all levels.
  • Competent fault finding and analysis skills.
  • Proven experience within engineering, experience within chilled food manufacturing is desirable.




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

Spalding, GB

Date:  3 Jun 2023
Req ID:  13223