Cooking Operative

Factory Operatives  ( Cooking)

Meals Wigan

Day rate £11.16

Shifts available  -

Sun- Weds/ Sun- Tues 6am-6pm 


Job Purpose:  

To supply cooked ingredients to the right quality standard, with relevant documentation in accordance with the plan.

Always ensuring these duties are completed in line with Company policies and standard operating procedures, including PPE, Food Safety, Health and Safety, ‘clean as you go’ and ‘Good Manufacturing Practices’

Role Specific Accountabilities:


Collect and inspect materials required from the relevant departments in accordance with the plan. 



Store materials in the chiller applying allergen segregation and stock rotation. Ensure materials are appropriately covered and stored.


Mix/batch product into weighed proportions as per the plan, ensuring that the correct ratio of product is used and recorded.


Carry out basic operation of cooker to ensure temperatures are correct and in accordance with procedure.  Load/unload the product into/out of the cooker as per the plan to correct fill levels and specifications. Ensure correct labelling used.


Assist with cooking changeovers by removing waste, cleaning equipment/ floor in accordance with procedures.


Visually check the quality of the product (colour, texture and size) against standard and carry out quality checks accurately recording the information in accordance with procedure.


Sort through product placed on hold checking the quality.  Dispose and accurately record any product defined as sub-standard.


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:  Manufacturing

Wigan, GB

Date:  22-Nov-2022