Engineering Technician - Stourton Dairy


Leeds, GB

Shift pattern: 4 on 4 off (Days & Nights / 6-6 12 hour shifts)





  • Competitive salary (Base Salary + Shift Allowance)
  • 24 days
  • 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)



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

  • Site takes in 2.2 million litres of Milk daily
  • Produces around 660 million litres of the nation’s favourites per year from 16 automated filling lines.
  • Producing over 225 SKU within 10 different product groups such as Cravendale & BOB filtered milk, Flavoured milk, Creams, alcohol cream, custards and cottage cheese are supplied from Stourton.
  • Site has received c.£315 million in investment since 2004, with a further major investment of c.£50 million soon to begin.


So what do our engineers actually do?
This is an opportunity not to be missed. You’ll get the chance to work at one of Arla’s largest Dairies with state of the art equipment and solid career development . As a Multi-Skilled Engineer, you will provide breakdown support to one of our key dairies as well as participating in planned preventative maintenance. Alongside your day to day, you’ll get involved in continuous improvement and project work. You’ll contribute to Arla’s continued growth.

This will be working on equipment including;  Milk pasteurisation, homogenisers, separators process systems, filers, cartoners, bottle labellers, cappers, packers, blow moulding machines, weighers, flow wrappers, shrink wrappers, trolley packers. Palletisers, de-palletisers, conveyor lines (chain, spiral), robots (Kuka), vision systems, Spectrum TX rejection systems / OEMS such as Siemens, Krones, Tetra Pak, SPX flow, ISOMA,Hueft, Nepas, Alpla & Grunwald.


What you’ll need in order to be successful in the role

  • Ambition & drive
  • Strong experience as a multiskilled engineer (shift engineer/ maintenance engineer/ engineering technician and the likes)
  • Experience in mechanical and electrical engineering within Manufacturing, Production and Process environments
  • HNC or apprentice trained 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
  • Time served as Multi- Skilled Engineer within a manufacturing environment.


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, South America and other regions across the globe.

Please apply using the link or reach out to Rachel McDaid, Senior Talent Partner, at The deadline for applications is Tuesday 22nd August 2023.



Please note we are not partnered with any recruitment agencies for this role. We kindly ask that recruitment agencies do not submit CVs on behalf of candidates for this role, as these CVs will not be considered under the agency ownership and if Arla does progress with any such candidate, this will not amount to acceptance of the agency's terms. 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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