Automation Engineer
Arla Foods amba
Aylesbury, GB
6d ago

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 , covering 76 acres, % 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 / 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 theability 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 % 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.
  • What will I get?

  • Competitive Salary you will be happy to hear we have just finished our Engineering salary benchmarking exercise
  • Pension Scheme- contribution matched up to 6%
  • Flexible Benefits- buy annual leave, Reward Gateway Scheme- discounts with various retailers, cycle scheme with NI savings and tech scheme with NI savings
  • Want to apply?

    We are so excited to welcome you to the Arla family.

    If you have a question about the role, then please contact Dee on

    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 countries around the world.

    There are 4, UK employees, and 19, global employees at the heart of Arla. 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.

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