Engineering Machine Technician


Engineering Technician – Meals, Wigan
Rate: £12.52 p/hr for days and £16.27 for nights  ( 50 % of your time will be the nightshift) This equates to 25k per annum
Hours: 38.5 per week

Shift pattern:

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We are looking for an Engineering Technician to provide a maintenance engineering service to the business units, plant and associated equipment at our Meals site in Wigan


  • Strip down mechanical equipment to carry out repairs/PPM’s and re-assemble.  Changing larger parts of equipment when required.
  • Attend breakdowns to diagnose mechanical issues, carry out visual risk assessment and take the appropriate action to repair.
  • Carry out installation tasks such as moving machinery or preparing fabric for equipment.
  • Replace ‘plug and play’ electrical equipment such as sensors.
  • Carry out pre-start and planned maintenance checks on equipment (e.g. belts, pulleys and timings), escalating issues if unable to resolve.
  • Attend shift handovers to provide information of shift progress and issues occurred.
  • Carry out minor fabric maintenance tasks as per instruction from team leader.
  • Escalate issues if unable to resolve or if electrical work is required.
  • Carrying out training and educate operatives on line settings.
  • Maintain hygiene standards by ensuring that the technician’s office and tool rooms are kept clean, clear of debris and waste disposed of in accordance with procedure.

About you
  • The ability to understand and pass, as a minimum, entry level English & Numeracy & data accuracy requirements
  • Ability to understand and undertake food safety qualification
  • Right to work documentation
  • Have a flexible approach to work and hours
  • Ability to understand and adhere to health and safety requirements
  • Able to carry out duties in line with Occupational Health requirements
  • Ability to maintain personal hygiene standards
  • Formal mechanical qualification

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.

What you can expect from us

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



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

Wigan, GB

Date:  14-Jan-2023