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M&E Specialist - Network Engineer (IT / OT Technical Specialist) - Oakthorpe Dairy

Arla Foods Limited
Arla Foods, Oakthorpe Dairy, N13 6BU
Competitive salary, 26 days annual leave, 6% pension
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Development, Engineering, Operations, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

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M&E Specialist - Network Engineer (IT / OT Technical Specialist) - Oakthorpe Dairy


London, GB

Arla Foods, Oakthorpe Dairy, N13 6BU

Shift pattern: Days – Monday – Friday (hybrid)

Things we’d love to tell you about our Oakthorpe site

  • Arla Oakthorpe has received £30 million investment with more on the horizon
  • This investment has been on a state of the art Krones filling line and office revamp
  • On average our Oakthorpe dairy produces 800,000 litres of milk per day, which is over 190 million litres yearly
  • When Oakthorpe was built it had the largest crane in Europe to lift the sterilised plant in, that’s why the roof is V shaped

So what do IT/OT

As IT/OT Technical Specialist you will have responsibility for the support of the OT technology which in-turn supports the operations of the business, this includes but is not limited to, process control and monitoring equipment, and plant infrastructure. You will be able to forge an open and positive working relationship with system owners and key members of the Manufacturing and Development Departments, promoting proactive, two-way communication in order to implement best-practice and integration with the IT Infrastructure

Key Responsibilities

  • Support implementation of OT hardware and infrastructure and erform technical operational support work and systems administration for operational technology systems.
  • Monitor, operate and enhance complex OT infrastructure and industrial control systems of distinctive platforms, including mid-range servers, and desktop computers, and OT equipment.
  • Perform help desk functions for more complex problems, including problem tracking, analysis, resolution, escalation, and coordination
  • Strive to provide the best workable solution using the software/systems and systems available in alignment with the sites digital strategy.
  • Provide hands-on operational support (technology, out-of-the-box configurations, process and content) for installed solutions.
  • Support the end user base in using the above software/systems, to assist in search, transformation and reporting of data to business stakeholders
  • Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure

Key experience:

  • In Depth knowledge of the latest Microsoft Operating Systems, and experience with older OS’s (Win CE/XP onwards) could be advantageous in the short term.
  • Configuring and installing various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS)
  • Be able to monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Ability to work well under pressure, managing multiple projects and workstreams simultaneously
  • Performing network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Licensing Models (OS KMS, SQL, RDS CAL etc.) and Microsoft SQL Databases
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Experience of working with Hypervisor systems, specifically VMWare ESXi and vSpher and have an understanding of Backup Systems such as VEEAM
  • Experience with Linux Server Systems, such as Ubuntu Server 22.04
  • Knowledge of Siemens TIA or similar Automation Systems and understanding of SAP HANA ERP Solutions
  • Managing External Vendor relationships to ensure timely provision of specialist resources and OPEX and CAPEX understanding

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,

The closing date for this role is the 18th of December, please apply via the link. If you have any questions, please reach out to Talent Acquisition Partner Patrick Kilbride.

Please note we are not partnered with any recruitment agencies for this role. We kindly ask that recruitment agencies do not submit speculative CVs on behalf of candidates, as these CVs will not be considered under the agency ownership and will be accepted as a gift. We encourage interested individuals to apply directly through our official channels.

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?

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