Engineering Shift Team Leader

Engineering Shift Team Leader – Wigan

We drive our own success 

  • Wednesday-Saturday / Thursday-Saturday (In rotation)

  • 06.00 - 18.00

  • £45,000 - £49,290 per annum 

  • Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension  

  • Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group  


Why join us?   

We’re constantly evolving, progressing and diversifying. And we want our people to do so too. For everyone to feel empowered, engaged and enabled. To create opportunities to move forward, climb higher and push for more. We believe in fuelling ambition and guiding success. In supporting everyone with talent and drive to own what they do, realise their potential and build a brilliant future for themselves at Bakkavor. 


What we do
This particular role is at our Bakkavor Meals site, based in Wigan, and specialises in making chilled ready meals, chilled mash potato, food-to-go salads and vegetable accompaniments, and employs over 790 people


About the role

You will be responsible for the management, prioritisation & allocation of ad-hoc reactive engineering tasks and ensuring that planned tasks are carried out to the correct standards.



Job accountabilities would include:


  • Understand the site daily priorities / plans, direct and motivate their engineering shift team as required
  • Manage the engineering team (including contractors) 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 
  • Communicating, report and update Production Shift Managers, Senior Production / Engineering Managers and relevant Production Team Leaders regarding current breakdown status, impact and lead time to resolution
  • 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 
  • Be the Engineering point of contact during & out of hours
  • Respond to and prioritise the shift to resolve line running issues
  • Carry out all other ad-hoc Management requests as consistent with the role


 About you. 

  It is essential that you have:


  • Approved Engineering or Mechanical apprentice (City & Guilds and National Certificate)
  • Fault-finding skills,
  • Understanding of problem-solving techniques; RCA, 5Y.
  • Experience and understanding of machine controls and PLCs.
  • Practical mechanical and electrical experience within a production environment, ideally in food manufacturing
  • Demonstrable understanding of Production prioritisation (desirable).


What you’ll receive.   

As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.    

You’ll enjoy:   


  • A stakeholder pension scheme   

  • Personal accident Insurance   

  • Free independent mortgage advice   

  • Employee assistance programme   

  • A range of voluntary benefits    

  • Holiday purchase scheme   

  • Additional life assurance   

  • Dental & hospital cash plans   

  • Discounted tutoring for children   

  • Access to financial learning tools   

  • Affordable loans via your salary   

  • Proud to be and loyal service awards   

  • Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions   

Proud to be Bakkavor.   

We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team!   


Find out more and apply.    


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 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 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

Wigan, GB, WN2 2DX

Date:  10 Jul 2024
Req ID:  20390