Utilities Engineer

Job Title: Utilities Engineer

Location: Bakkavor, Wigan
Salary: £36,750 - £38,774 (Dependant on Experience)
Working Days: Monday - Friday

Working Hours: 08.30 – 17.00

25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
Bonus Scheme
Flexible Benefits Package


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 Utilities Engineer with plenty of support and opportunity and empower you to drive your own success and create a career you can be proud of too.

Who are Bakkavor:
Bakkavor is one of the leading providers 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.
In the UK, our customers include some of the UKs best known grocery retailers including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda and Morrison’s, who sell our products to consumers under their respective retail brands.

Bakkavor Meals based in Wigan, specialises in making chilled ready meals, food to go salads and vegetable accompaniments and employs over 1,000 people. It is part of the Bakkavor Meals sector which has eight factories in the UK.

The Role:
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Utilities Engineer to ensure the cost effective operation and maintenance of site utilities; identifying and delivering improvement opportunities as appropriate across site

Must Have:

To be considered for the role you must have the following:

  • A working knowledge and experience of site services – steam, ammonia, effluent treatment plants, compressed air, refrigeration, water, H&V, statutory
  • A recognised electrical and / or mechanical qualifications
  • An understanding of computer controlled equipment
  • Competent electrical / electronic / mechanical fault finding and analysis skills
  • An ability to work to specific deadlines
  • Flexible working attitude to ensure required work levels are achieved
  • Excellent communication and training skills

The following would also be preferred, however not essential:

  • Multi skilled with PLC programming experience
  • Ideally BOAS trained, but training will be provided for the right candidate


What you can expect from us:

When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension 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.


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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:  2 Jun 2023
Req ID:  14135