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Engineering Technician (Maintenance Engineer) - Melton & Mowbray Creamery



Arla Foods, Melton & Mowbray Creamery  

Shifts – 4 on 4 off Days (40 hours per week)    


What will you get?

  • Competitive salary (Base Salary + Shift Allowance)
  • 24 days Holiday
  • Annual Pay review
  • Employer pension matched up to 6% (12% total contributory)
  • 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.

  • Strong career development & training (internal and external training)
  • Monthly/Quarterly Town hall meetings, both at site and group level.


Things we’d love to tell you about our Melton Mowbray site

  • We have one of only 9 stilton graders on site and he also judges at international cheese shows
  • Arla Melton Mowbray (Tuxford and Tebutt) is one of only 4 remaining Stilton producers and we have been making Stilton on this site since 1780
  • Melton are known for the quality of their cheese; in 2021 they were awarded the Best UK cheese at the International Cheese awards and won every stilton category
  • On any given day we manually turn approximately 13,000 cheese which will weigh


What the role entails

  • Support a well invested, fast paced food manufacturing site with 1st line maintenance of process and  by carrying out reactive, proactive, and servicing activities
  • Utilizes CMMS systems and reporting suites.
  • Drive projects including non- capex modifications, capex, and continuous improvement including throughput and OEE initiatives.


Equipment includes - Milk pasteurisation, homogenisers, separators process systems, cheese vats, blenders, slicers, packers, weighers, flow wrappers, shrink wrappers, trolley packers. Palletisers, de-palletisers, conveyor lines (chain, spiral), robots (Kuka), vision systems, Spectrum TX rejection system, Xray checkers, industrial dryers, refrigerated rooms, steam generators, water softeners, cooling towers, CHP system Air handing units, HVAC, water treatment, steam boilers, chillers, compressors


The person

  • Ambition & drive
  • Experience as a multiskilled engineer (shift engineer/ maintenance engineer/ engineering technician) and the likes either mechanically / electrically or true multiskilled.
  • Time served/ NVQ Level 3/ HNC qualified or proven experience with fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Ideally you will have experience with fast- moving machinery, pumps, valves, inverter drives, sensors, relays, PLC’s (Siemens), Site Services (steam generation plant, chilled water systems, compressors, processes), CIP systems (chemical cleaning plant)
  • Computer literate – SAP, Microsoft Office, SCADA, Trend systems, HMI’S


Please apply below or contact: Alex Tyrrell on 07966 801 096 or


The closing date for this position 31st March 2023.


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.


There are 4,000 UK employees, and 19,000 global employees at the heart of Arla. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 14bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.


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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