Engineer (FMCG)

Arla Foods
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Multi-skilled Shift Engineer, Lockerbie

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.

Due to internal promotion of a current team members into a leadership role we have a new position for Engineer/Technician at our picturesque rural setting in Lockerbie. This is pivotal role as part of a team to ensure optimum site production at one of the largest processors of milk in the UK converting over 500M litres of milk per annum into high quality fresh milk, cheese and whey products.

Challenging & Rewarding Opportunity

Joining a team of circa 5 Engineers on shift who are working to become fully multi-skilled managing both planned and reactive maintenance across fast moving machinery (some old, some new), which has been heavily invested in. Engineers will work on a shift rota pattern, covering days and nights which works out approximately 50% days and 50% nights - an average of 42 hours per week. Reporting into the Shift Leader, and ultimately the Engineering Manager, you will maintain process and packaging equipment ensuring that the daily production plan and maximum plant performance is achieved.

The role will cover Engineering duties around the factory. Due to the nature of the business a reasonable percentage of the work will be reactive unplanned maintenance, this work will be prioritised and you will be expected to input your work logs onto the computer based maintenance system. You will be expected to support Arla best practice programs, continuous improvement, 5 S's, Kaizan, etc.

Experienced Engineer

We would welcome applications from candidates who ideally have a strong electrical bias but willing to be flexible and consider someone who is multi-skilled with a mechanical bias, preferably with a previous background of maintaining equipment within a manufacturing environment. A HNC (or equivalent) in electrical\mechanical principles is required. Experience of Automation/PLC and Siemens control would also be beneficial.

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.

Application and Contact

Please apply as soon as possible as but not later than 21st January 2018. We look forward to hearing from you.

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