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Automation Engineer - Aylesbury

Employer
Arla Foods Limited
Location
Aylesbury
Salary
Panama Shift Pattern + Competitive Salary
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Engineering
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Automation Engineer - Aylesbury

Panama Shift Pattern + Competitive Salary

Arla Foods

As an Arla Engineer, you will make sure that the nation get Cravendale milk in their tea each morning, Skyr yoghurt in their breakfast bowl, and Anchor butter on their toast.

This is an exciting opportunity. You’ll be able to work with state of the art machinery at our largest flagship dairy. Built in 2010, covering 76 acres, 100% carbon neutral dairy is the very first of its kind in the world! It plays a big part in helping Arla to #feedthenation, producing a staggering 1 billion litres of milk per year. You’ll receive internal and external training, to ensure that you meet your fullest potential.

So what do our engineers actually do?

Our Engineers are problem solvers. They are responsible for maintaining, fixing and installing the machinery that allows us to create tasty, healthy, high quality products. You will be responsible for planning, conducting and improving production IT maintenance on site equipment and software. Furthermore you will be responsible for structured Planned Maintenance, troubleshooting and optimization according to processing/production/packaging equipment which is key to overall site efficiency and delivery. Specific responsibilities will include:

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and contribute in a tangible way to the implementation and maintenance of the HSE & Quality process on-site.
  • structured troubleshooting on site operations equipment and automations systems and to provide the Site effective proactive maintenance service.
  • Structured updating and maintenance on production/packaging equipment (IT)
  • Structured troubleshooting of PLC, HMI and SCADA Software
  • Plan and maintain proactive monitoring of site systems (e.g. servers and network)
  • Preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting 24/7/365 of production IT in case of breakdown in production servers, drivers and automation systems.
  • MES Configuration Interfaces e.g. OEE-SAP PM. Counters and timers to SAP PM.
  • Support Production, Process and PTD teams in delivering CI initiatives
  • Provide technical support to local & capital projects
  • Conduct project work utilising Arla project tools

What you’ll need to be a successful Engineer at Aylesbury

We are looking for an experienced and flexible Automation Engineer with a knowledge of PLC programming, S7 preferred, and structured troubleshooting on complex production/packaging equipment. You should have a broad knowledge of Lean culture with experience of Scada, Industrial networks and BUS systems. Able to work alone and as a member of cross functional teams. You will be willing and able to share knowledge within the wider engineering team, with the ability to coordinate and communicate between external specialists, the site and across all leadership levels.

  • Recognised time served apprenticeship in an engineering discipline with HNC/HND
  • Hands on maintenance of Production IT systems
  • PLC – S7 experience - Desired
  • Good communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Able to demonstrate logical thought processes and ways of working with an ability to follow detailed instructions
  • 3 years recent detailed experience within an automated production environment – Food / Brewing / Pharmaceutical/ Chemical
  • A positive and resilient approach to problem solving, team working, and continuous improvement

Things we’d love to tell you about Arla

  • We are a farmer- owned cooperative. That means we are committed to partnering with farmers so they are guaranteed a fair price for their milk.
  • We experimented with poo powered trucks (google it- you won’t regret it), and built the world’s first ever 100% carbon neutral dairy. All as part of our ongoing commitment to combatting climate change.
  • We are the producer of Lurpak, one of the world’s most iconic butter brands.
  • We are a Danish business, operating across the UK, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, North America, South America and other regions across the globe.

We have a purpose for Good 

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you? 

BEWARE! RECRUITMENT FRAUD 
It has come to our attention that there are a number of fraudulent emails and fake recruitment campaigns on the internet from people purporting to work for Arla Foods.Learn more via thislink. 

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We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?

As a farmer-owned cooperative our Stronger People - Stronger Planet agenda focuses on the health and welfare and inclusion of our employees. Colleagues are encouraged to co-create the programme of activities, resources and development tools in areas such as physical and mental well-being and D&I. We are delighted this year to be recognised as an Employer of the Year finalist in the Grocer Gold awards. 

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