Shift Engineer - Devon

Excellent + Benefits
08 Feb 2019
01 Mar 2019
Arla Foods Limited
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The role of Shift Engineer will be based at our Devon site reporting into the Shift Team Leader, operating across a 4 on 4 off shift pattern including days, night and weekends.

Our dairy is a highly automated, highly efficient site. You will diagnose issues and solve problems on a fascinating mix of old and cutting-edge new equipment. You'll improve and maintain. And you'll work individually and within a small, friendly and supportive team to make sure our equipment can maintain production target. Safety is a high priority and continuously improved.

Key Responsibilities

As a Maintenance Engineer, you will be responsible for reactive and preventative maintenance of the dairy's production lines to identify improvements. You will carry out any relevant repairs or improvements adhering to safety methods.

The role will also involve reporting on CMMS systems and root cause analysis.

About You?

  • You will be a fully qualified/time served Engineer, with a background in manufacturing or production ideally gained within the Food industry with some formal electrical qualification.
  • You will be an excellent communicator too - able to work with others to deliver results and drive meaningful improvements.
  • LEAN techniques would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given.
  • You will be IT competent and will undertake training in our CMMS systems.

What we offer

Because we're committed to personal and professional development. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you'll join a market leader who produces products for our customers, the farmers who own us, and the whole world.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Some of our great benefits include company pension, life insurance, 26.5 days holiday, the opportunity to buy up to 5 extra days holiday per annum, competitive overtime rates and discounts on Arla products from our site shop. We invest in your future and offer regular training, provided both in house and with our external providers to ensure you keep you up to date with the latest legislation and technology.

About Our Devon Facility

The cheese department at Taw Valley produces approximately 110 tons of cheese per day, along with whey butter, whey protein and permeate powder. Our cheeses including cheddar, red Leicester, double Gloucester, organic, and reduced fat are supplied into supermarkets all over the UK along with our own brands Tickler, and Anchor.


Online as soon as possible please. Applications will be handled as and when they are received. We look forward to hearing from you.


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