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Senior M&E Technician (Electrically Biased Maintenance Engineer) - Settle Creamery


Settle, GB

Arla Foods

Senior Engineering Technician (Multiskilled)

Arla Foods, Settle Creamery, BD24 9AF

Shift pattern: Days, Nights & Early’s (6-6 (D&N) 12 hour shifts – 7:00am - 4:30pm(E))



  • Competitive salary (Base Salary + Shift Allowance)
  • 24 days holidays 
  • 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 to upskill to multiskilled (internal and external training)


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

  • A well invested, highly automated site which recently received c.£30 million in investment.
  • The Arla Foods Settle Creamery opened in 1963 and over the years has produced milk, butter and at one point mozzarella cheese
  • In 2021, Lactofree production commenced at its Settle plant in Yorkshire following £25m investment
  • The move from its Scandinavian sites was in reduction to the soaring popularity of the Lactofree brand across Europe.
  • Total European value sales from Lactofree rose by 4.7% in 2018, according to statistics. Lactofree milk in particular also continues to perform well, making it one of the UK’s bestselling milk brands#
  • The investment at Arla’s Settle factory has allowed processing capacity to grow by an extra 120 million litres of milk a year to a total of 305 million litres


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 save the day if there’s a breakdown as well as participating in planned preventative maintenance. Alongside your day to day, you’ll get involved in CI 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 30th January 2023.  


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