Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Title: Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer 
Salary: £46,453 p/a
Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off, rotating 12 hr shifts 
Shift Times: 06:00-18:00 / 18.00-06.00
Benefits Package: 23.5 Days Annual Leave
                                 Life Assurance
                                 Flexible Benefits Package
                                 Staff Shop
                                 Free Parking

At Bakkavor we’re proud to offer you a career with real scope for development. To reward your hard work and ambition as a talented Technical Services Manager with plenty of support and opportunity and empower you to drive your own success and create a career you can be proud of too.


About Us:


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.


Tilmanstone Salads, based near Dover in Kent, employs around 850 people and each year it produces millions of bags of leafy salads and prepared vegetables for our dedicated customers. It is one of six locations in the Bakkavor Salads sector across the UK and are currently looking to recruit a Technical Services Manager to lead their motivated technical services team, this is a great opportunity to become part of the Bakkavor Group.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join our engineering team based in Tilmanstone to undertake responsibility for servicing a large number of factory assets across these production units.

The role:

In this busy and exciting role, you will utilise both mechanical and electrical engineering expertise to maintain and enhance the performance of plant and equipment.

You will provide first class, flexible support to production requirements by undertaking planned preventative and reactive breakdown maintenance, whilst ensuring established health and safety procedures are continually followed.

Another key aspect of this role will be to assist with the development of production staff, enabling them to deliver their first line maintenance objectives - identifying and developing improvement opportunities as you go.

About you:

Ideally, you will have a real flair for maintenance and be proactive with ideas for improving the department - whilst demonstrating an aptitude and passion for engineering
You will be an apprentice trained engineer with a formal engineering qualification such as C&G, SVQ3, or HNC Engineering - alongside previous maintenance experience gained preferably within a manufacturing or FMCG environment.

Competent electrical / mechanical fault finding, and analysis skills will be key - as will the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

What you can expect from us:

When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, life insurance and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.


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.






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

Tilmanstone, GB

Date:  26-Mar-2023