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Engineering Team Leader

Bo'ness, Falkirk
 £51,063 per annum
Closing date
3 Aug 2024

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Food Manufacturing

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Engineering Team Leader – Bo'ness

We drive our own success 
•    4 on 4 off, rotating 05:30 - 17:30/17:30 - 05:30 
•    £51,063 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. 
About the role.  
A fantastic opportunity for an Engineering Team Leader has arisen to join the team at our Bo’ness site. 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. Our Bo'ness site employs over 1,000 people and produces food-to-go salads and salad accompaniments to a number of customers.  It is located 3.5 miles from Linlithgow and 8 miles to Falkirk. 

•    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’re the biggest name you’ve never heard of. You’ve probably eaten our food. You just didn’t realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and breads for Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in the UK. In the US our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret.

We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas and we’re ready for more people to join us who share our passion for quality.


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