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


Shropshire, GB

Arla Foods

Arla Oswestry Packaging, Oswestry, SY10 8NL

Senior Engineering Technician (Multi-skilled)

Shift pattern -3 on 3 off (Days & Nights / 6-6 12 hour shifts)



  • Competitive salary (Base Salary + Shift Allowance)
  • 21 days + Bank 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 (internal and external training)


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

  • We cover 8 acres of land and package 350 different types of product.
  • We #feedthenation, producing and delivering 99.8% of our customer orders on time.
  • If we lined up, side-by-side, all the 20kg blocks of cheese our Oswestry site process each year, we could plot the entire UK coastline


So what do our engineers actually do?

As a Multiskilled 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 Arla’s one and only cheese packaging facility in the UK. Our Engineers are problem solvers. They are responsible for maintaining, fixing and installing the machinery that allows us to create tasty, healthy, high quality products.

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.


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 28TH February 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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