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Laboratory Assistant - Arla Westbury


Who are Arla Foods?


  • We are the UK’s largest dairy company and of the biggest globally
  • We are a farmer owned cooperative
  • We are the creator of household brands such as Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak®, Castello®, and many more of your favourites!

What is our Westbury dairy like?


The Westbury site employs 250 people, operating 24 hours a day 365 days a year producing award winning Butter and Milk Powder. Westbury is driven by demand for retail butter from the largest production facility within the UK and a balancing operation for Arla UK milk producing Bulk Butter and Powders on a more seasonal and volatile basis. The facility is fundamental to the success of Arla UK.


What makes Westbury a good site to work at?


  • Family like culture, amazing support from your colleagues as ‘We’re all in this together’!
  • Endless opportunities to learn and develop new skills, no 2 days are the same!
  • At Westbury you would really have a chance to make a really difference, perfect opportunity to bring your ideas to life!


What will the role look like?


  • Reporting to the QEHS Laboratory Manager, you will be conducting tests to analyse finished products and materials to accredited standards, methods, approved equipment and working practices
  • You will be interpreting and analysing results, reporting accordingly and escalating non-conformance issues as required
  • Day to day you will be ensuring that instrumentation is functioning and that calibrated and verified methods are used
  • You will be responsible for maintaining the laboratory documentation and LIMS system to accreditation standards
  • Training and sharing of skills and experience to promote self and team development
  • Contribute in factory and departmental quality auditing
  • Supervise routine service call-outs
  • Testing of new concepts and products



What do I need?


  • A robust understanding of microbiology or chemistry laboratories
  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline or previous work experience within a lab based environment
  • Good understanding of maths and English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Food sector experience would be preferred but not essential
  • A passion for science!
  • You must be willing to work on a rotating shift pattern which includes both early and late shifts.


What will I get?


In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with a market leading company that encourages internal promotion.


Please apply below or contact:


Rachel McDaid- Rachel.mcdaid@arlafoods.com


There are 4,000 UK employees, and 19,000 global employees at the heart of Arla. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.


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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