Multi skilled Engineer, Shropshire

Arla Foods Limited
Excellent + Benefits
Closing date
22 Aug 2019

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Engineering, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Chester
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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 establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

About the role

We are now recruiting for multi skilled Shift Engineers to work at our state of the art Oswestry packing facility.

Working as part of a wider team of shift based engineers, the main duties will include undertaking planned preventive maintenance, carrying out breakdown repairs and making continuous improvements to site production lines conducting safety checks and carrying out remedial works as appropriate.

We are a heavily automated site with a very varied portfolio of equipment that includes automated palletisation cells, high tech cheese cutting equipment and X ray machines.


We would welcome applications from candidates who are multi-skilled in both electrical and mechanical principles and previous experience working as a maintenance engineer within the food industry would be beneficial but not essential. The successful applicant will have excellent fault finding skills and will be able to make quick decisions, resolve issues and implement corrective actions. In addition, you will have a good knowledge and understanding of health and safety requirements and the drive and ambition to develop and improve site performance standards.

You will have minimum ONC (or equivalent) in electrical\mechanical principles.

Previous experience working with thermo formers, flow wrappers, check weighers, metal detectors and robotic case packing equipment would be advantageous.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Some of our great benefits include company pension, life insurance, the opportunity to buy extra holiday per annum and discounts on Arla products. We invest in your future and offer regular training, to ensure you keep you up to date with the latest legislation and technology.


Please apply online as soon as possible. Applications will be handled as soon as they are received. We look forward to hearing from you!

Chances are if you've added a splash of milk to your cuppa, buttered a slice of toast or added cream to your dessert today, you've already experienced Arla. After all, we're the leading supplier of fresh milk and cream to the top seven retailers and home to well-loved brands Lurpak, Anchor and Cravendale milk. We’re also part of Arla Foods amba, a co-operative owned by approximately 9,400 Danish and Swedish milk producers and Europe's largest dairy company.

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