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M&E Team Leader / /Assistant Engineering Manager (Production) -Lockerbie, Dumfries


Arla Foods are the world’s 4th biggest dairy producer and the UKs 3rd largest food group. Join our dynamic Maintenance & Engineering team as a Team Leader, and you'll contribute to making food that is loved by millions.…by ensuring that our products can be accurately delivered to our customers on time.


As a Maintenance & Engineering Team Leader / Assistant Engineering at our Lockerbie diary you will be part of a high performing team delivering and supporting other functions to meet challenging team and personal goals. You will primarily be expected to deliver and lead site/departmental business plans, Set team/personal objectives to ensure the site achieves its annual targets.


Arla Lockerbie is steeped in history and a site that has been continuously invested in with more to come this year. Reporting into the Site Engineering Manager, and direct management of a large team across both milk and cheese production this is a key role on site.



Key responsibilities

People manager ensuring continuity and improvement of operation. Furthermore, the Maintanance / Engineering Team Leader should ensure safe working conditions, and contribute to the work with LEAN principles, food safety and quality at the site

  • Plans, improves and executes maintenance of site equipment to improve reliability in line with Arla’s maintenance strategy.
  • Drives the people agenda and focuses on talent pipeline, developing individuals to have the right competencies and behaviours within the department 
  • Manages the delivery of KPI targets to ensure the department and site achieves its goals
  • Leads 2nd line fault finding and coordinates effective resource prioritization in consultation with other functional leads
  • Ensures a safe working environment in the department
  • Communicates effectively to report on status of lines and equipment based on OEE
  • Lead, coach and guide to ensure all activities are conducted in compliance with company and statutory requirements
  • Defines resources required, work planning and employee scheduling
  • Applies Lean to continually improve operational performance to ensure the department adopts a genuine continuous improvement mindset, seeking best practice at every opportunity.
  • Embraces and ensures that Arla Digital WOW is communicated and embedded within the department.


Grow with Arla

Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you’ll join a market leader who produces nutritious household-favourite brands in a way that makes things better for our customers, the farmers who own us, and the whole world.

You are a motivated team player, who can work on their own initiative.

You will fully understand all statutory law requirements, contractor control regulations and have experience with facilities and budget management.

Having in depth knowledge and experience with the T.P.M programme, S.A.P PM knowledge and Office 365 skills would be highly advantageous


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.


What will I get?

  • Competitive Salary
  • 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

If this sounds like you, you could be just what we are looking for to help drive and deliver our ambitious growth agenda.



Please apply via our website or reach out to Alex Tyrrell @ for a confidential chat.


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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