Engineering Shift Team Leader

Engineering Team Leader - Bakkavor Meals Wigan

Wednesday to Saturday / Thursday to Saturday 6am -6pm
Competitive salary Up to £44,280,000 based on experience and rewards package including Group Pension 
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group 

Benefits - on site free parking, pension, flexible benefits, on site canteen, free hot drinks, employee forum, Company events - Long Service Awards, Christmas eventscompany wellbeing programme, £250 referral scheme
We have a fantastic opportunity for an Engineering Team Leader to join the busy and active team at the Wigan site to help maintain, install and improve the performance of processing equipment across the site. 

On a day to day basis you will - 

  • Manage the engineering team to ensure delivery of scheduled work and reactive work so that plant availability is optimised and manage technical specifications for ingredients, products, processes & packaging 

  • Implement agreed training & development plans to meet engineering & production needs. Comply with statutory & Bakkavor Health & Safety requirement, ensures reports work in a safe manner. This will include ownership of dynamic risk assessment process 

  • Ensure engineering downtime is minimised, accurately logged, and monitor the repair time. Liaise with planning and operations team to allow for PPM to be completed in a timely manner 

  • Ensure all stock is logged in and out of the stores area highlighting any stock issues to the engineering team manager 

  • To maintain standards of hygiene and good housekeeping appropriate to a quality food manufacturer. GMP standard of workshops and engineers tool boxes is maintained at a high level 

 We are looking for candidates who have: 

  • Strong people management experience 

  • A multi skilled background 

  • Experience completing both reactive and planned maintenance activity and small installations 

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal 

  • Appropriate professional mechanical or electrical engineering qualifications and training 

  • Thorough understanding of common mechanical and electrical systems 

  • Professional attitude with plenty of drive and enthusiasm 

  • Good IT skills including Word, Excel and Outlook



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:  22-Nov-2022