Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer

February 22, 2024

Job Description

Multi Skilled Engineering Technician

Arla Foods, Lockerbie Dairy & Creamery

Shift based role: 12 hour shifts, days & nights

Note: We are ideally looking for an individual who is electrically biased, however all individuals with both electrical & mechanical experience are encouraged to apply.


  • Competitive salary (base & shift allowance)
  • 24 days holiday
  • Annual Pay review
  • Employer pension matched up to 6% (12% total contributory)
  • X4 annual salary life assurance cover
  • Flexible Benefits- buy additional annual leave, reward gateway scheme- discounts with various retailers via my benefit platform
  • Subsidized staff canteen
  • Access to discounted Arla products

What will the role look like?

You will 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 at Arla, you will save the day if there is a breakdown as well as participating in planned preventative maintenance. Alongside your day to day, you ll get involved in Continuous Improvement and project work, contributing to Arla s continued growth.

You will be working on equipment including: Milk pasteurisation, homogenisers, separators process systems, filers, Slicers, 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, com-pressors, 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 our Lockerbie site

  • Arla Lockerbie has received c.£73.8 million investment since 2005
  • 60% of our colleagues at Lockerbie have over 10 years service
  • 75,000 cows depend on our Lockerbie site to process their milk daily
  • If you piled the blocks of cheese we make at Lockerbie in a year end to end, the height would be equivalent to 2,428 Eiffel Towers
  • The amount of whey concentrate site produces each year would fill 4 Olympic size (50 meter) swimming pools
  • Our Arla Lockerbie site was open by HRH Queen Elizabeth in 1975

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 p 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.

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?

Next steps:

Please apply using the link or reach out to Olivia Pine, Talent Partner at Arla Foods.

Please note we are not partnered with any recruitment agencies for this role. We kindly ask that recruitment agencies do not submit CVs on behalf of candidates for this role, as these CVs will not be considered under the agency ownership and if Arla does progress with any such candidate, this will not amount to acceptance of the agency’s terms. We encourage interested individuals to apply directly through our official channels.