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Automation Engineer


As an Arla Engineer, you will make sure that the nation get Cravendale milk in their tea each morning, Skyr yoghurt in their breakfast bowl, and Anchor butter on their toast.


This is an exciting opportunity. You’ll get the chance to work at a site that’s just received £30 million worth of investment. You’ll be able to work with state of the art machinery. You’ll lead on Engineering related projects, creating real change.  All while admiring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery!


So what do our engineers actually do?


Our Automation Engineers are problem solvers and strategic leaders. They are automation ambassadors at site, and are so integral to keeping us at the forefront of manufacturing.  


As an Automation Engineer, you will have a diverse day to day workload. You will have the chance to work with state of the art machinery, supporting with reactive and preventative maintenance. You will be a mentor to your colleagues, developing their automation knowledge and ability. You will play a key role in the site CI agenda, supporting with the initiation and implementation of change. You will consult the leadership team on all things automation, as well as liaising with external suppliers in order to bring the most up to date knowledge into the organisation.


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


  • Ambition.
  • Time served as  an Automation Engineer or Multi- Skilled Engineer (with automation experience) within an FMCG environment.
  • Experience with Siemens.


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


  • They have recently received 30 million euros worth of investment. This is the largest in our UK CapEx portfolio.
  • They are now the proud producer of our Lactofree range!
  • They are an ambitious bunch, and are always looking for ways to improve efficiency and enhance quality.


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.


Want to apply?


We can’t wait to welcome you to the Arla family.

Please apply via this advert or our careers page.

If you have a question about the role, then please contact


COVID-19 Notice:
We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.



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