Multi Skilled Shift Engineer, Wiltshire

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08 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Arla Foods Limited
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Multi-skilled Engineering Technician, Westbury, Wiltshire

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world's favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Tickler® - names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. We are 4,000 UK and 19,000 global employees at the heart of it. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

We are currently looking to recruit an Engineer at our established Westbury site which processes around 550 million litres of milk a year, to make 55,000 tonnes milk powders and 65,000 tonnes of butter and cream. The role will work on a continental shift pattern which includes days and nights and repeats on a 28 day cycle (working 14 out of 28) .

Gain experience within a leading food manufacturer

The role will be responsible for delivering operational plans and delivering day-to-day team objectives to deliver the business policies and programmes within a defined specialist area. You will respond immediately to breakdowns and solve problems in the shortest time possible, using pro-active plant maintenance, planned maintenance, continuous improvement and root cause analysis.

You will maintain safety management and risk assessment, adhering to the correct hygiene management, keeping areas clean and tidy and ensuring a safety culture is promoted. Liaising with the Team Leader, Area Coordinators in Powder and Butter Shift Operations, you will deliver the best response to breakdowns, ensuring PPM is to a minimum of 98%, eradicating recurring issues and delivering immediate response to breakdowns with efficient diagnosis of faults. In addition, you will provide coaching to Operator Technicians.

Make an impact

The successful candidate will be multi skilled in electrical and mechanical principles , with a background of working within Manufacturing (ideally within food) and experience of interrogation and fault-finding. Experience of PLC and Siemens S7 control systems beneficial. You will be confident in analysing and problem solving on the process and will be a strong communicator who is keen to take part in development activities in Dairy skills and Continuous Improvement. A HNC (or equivalent) in electrical\mechanical principles is desirable.


Apply as soon as possible but no later than 26th September 2017. In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with a market leading company that encourages internal promotion.

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