Continuous improvement / Reliability Technician- Taw Valley


Devon, GB

• Continuous improvement / Reliability Technician

• Arla Foods - Taw Valley, North Tawton, Devon, EX20 2DA

• Working pattern: Weekdays (Mon-Fri)



- Competitive salary (Base Salary)

- 26 days holiday

- Annual Pay review

- Employer pension matched up to 6%

- X4 annual salary life assurance cover

- Flexible Benefits- buy up to 5 days annual leave, reward gateway scheme- discounts with various retailers via my benefit platform, cycle to work scheme

- Discounted product purchase


Arla Taw Valley

• We process approximately 1.2 million litres of milk daily; producing over 100t of award winning cheeses, such as BOB, Castello Tickler, alongside butter and whey powder


Area Technician – Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for technical standards incl. Operator Asset Care in LCO Area
  • Responsible for reduction of unplanned downtime (i.e. technical stops) through systematic CI work
  • Responsible to enable and coach operators and technical operators in technical standards and OAC
  • Contribute to a healthy, inclusive and safe work environment and role model our character mind-set
  • Ensure awareness and compliance
  • Owns and leads weekly CI meeting related to unplanned stops applying structured problem solving and improvement tools
  • Owns, analyses and tracks asset maintenance data incl. data quality and completeness
  • Ensures that the LCO areas improvement activities are quantified and reflected in the global continuous improvement database
  • Owns plan for improvement of technical reliability for line(s)
  • Owns Operator Asset Care standards and competence development in the Line Team
  • Defines, process confirms and improves technical standards including OAC
  • Trains & coaches Line Team to ensure performance according to technical standards
  • Initiates and drives the correction of complex faults ensuring sustainable improvements
  • Gives input to content and frequency of preventive maintenance
  • Role models by actively using data and deploying lean and APS tools in a structured way


Education and Experience

• Skilled technical education and/or equivalent experience

• Knowledge of LEAN principles and data management


About Arla

A farmer- owned cooperative, committed to partnering with farmers to secure the highest value for their milk while creating opportunities for their growth. Creating the future of dairy to bring health and inspiration to the world, naturally

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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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