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Maintenance & Engineering Technician (Maintenance Engineer) - Oakthorpe Dairy


London, GB

Arla Foods, Oakthorpe Dairy, N13 6BU

Shift pattern: (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)


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 main Milk processed and filling sites, with state of the art equipment and solid career development. An exciting time for site as lot of investment on the facilities and production equipment including a brand new filling line.

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 Alex Tyrrell, Senior Talent Partner, at The closing date for this position is the 31st March 2023  


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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