Engineering Support Technician

Day Shift Facilities Engineer – Bakkavor Tilmanstone
Salary - £40.000 DOE
Day shift (8.30-17.00)
Excellent career progression 

 Benefits Package:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • Discounted Staff Shop

About Bakkavor

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.

The role
A facilities engineer is required to carry out day to day maintenance activities providing maintenance cover for fast flowing production lines, including planned preventative maintenance, breakdown, repair, installation, and project work

Key responsibilities.


  • Prepare for estate maintenance work.
  • Conduct planned maintenance of site services assets.
  • Conduct pro-active maintenance of site services assets (condition-based monitoring).
  • Respond to breakdowns of site services assets. Conduct reactive maintenance or corrective actions to resolve deviation.
  • Identify faults (electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, automation, and pneumatics) on site services assets, action as required.
  • Manufacture and repair component parts for site services assets.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement projects to optimise site services 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.
  • Contribute to technical performance reviews in collaboration with other functions and stakeholders.
  • Maintain engineering documentation for all maintenance work.
  • Support maintenance and operational team members in developing engineering technical competence.
  • Ensure availability and performance of maintenance tools and equipment.
  • Contribute to site services internal and external audits.

About you

  • Skilled in either Electrical or Mechanical trades
  • Interpret engineering drawings.
  • Willingness to upskill
  • Recognised Engineering apprenticeship or relevant work experience.
  • Experience of working within the Food Industry
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Understanding of HVAC (City & Guilds 6188 or working towards)
  • BOAS (or working towards)
  • Experience working with Refrigeration
  • Gas Safe Registration (or working towards)
  • Experience with AHU’s
  • Experience working on steam systems




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

Tilmanstone, GB

Date:  17 Feb 2024
Req ID:  18161