Process Technologist

Process Technologist

Job Description

Company description:

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 18,500 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 2,900 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.

Job description:

Process Technologist

Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Hours of Work: 8:30am-5:00pm
Location of work – Meals Wigan
Salary: Up to £28,350 Dependant on experience
Benefits Package:

25 Days Annual Leave

Life Assurance

Personal Accident Cover


Flexible Benefits Package

Staff Shop

Free Parking

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 Process Technologist 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 an exciting opportunity for a motivated and detail orientated person to join our Wigan Technical Team as one of our Process Technologists. You will work collaboratively with Production and New Product Development to ensure that the correct processes are in place to scale product development across the site


  • Understanding of critical path
  • Understanding of microbiological and nutritional sampling procedures ensuring compliance Completion of QAS’s to high standard and to customer expectations
  • Understanding of customer requirements
  • Delivery of validations in association with site CCPs and HACCP principles in line with project delivery.
  • Proactively communicating potential issues which may impact the critical path. Ensures all materials have RM approval status or appropriate concession for trials.
  • Completion of controlled documents for trials, pre-productions and launches against the customer specification & BOM.
  • To operate in a safe working manner and support the site/business on continuous improvement relating to health, safety, and the environment

About you:

  • Previous demonstrable experience in a manufacturing environment in at least one of the following disciplines: Technical; Production; Development; or graduated in related discipline
  • Project Coordination: The ability to understand the critical path and deliver within agreed timeframe
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage own time/workload
  • Is aware of the business issues; trials; development concepts and customer expectations
  • A pragmatic in approach to problem solving and is agile in finding solutions
  • Vigilant with good attention to detail and spots opportunities for improvement
  • A self-starter who is inquisitive and driven to improve

What you can expect from us:
When joining us you can expect a competitive salary and a strong benefits package and excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.


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