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Automation Engineer, Baldur Project Support - Taw Valley Creamery

Posted 18 Jun 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)
28 Jun 2024 22:00

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Automation Engineer

Arla Foods, Taw Valley Creamery, Devon, EX20 2DA

Shift pattern: Days based Mon- Friday


  • Competitive salary
  • 26 days holiday
  • 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)

Arla Taw Valley Creamery

This is an exciting opportunity to join a hugely expanding site;

Our Taw Valley Creamery is to receive £180 million investment to become a state of the art cheese production site across our cheddar and mozzarella categories. One of the largest single UK investments for Arla Foods to date.

We process approximately 1.2 million litres of milk daily; producing over 100t of award winning cheeses, such as BOB, Castello Tickler, alongside butter and whey powder

Role Overview

Responsible for IT and Automation handling at the Taw Valley dairy

Assistance with operational support and incident handling across the dairy activities on site

Support with IT and automation expertise in projects and new implementations.

What will the role look like?

  • The overall tasks will be to follow and get closely involved in the design, development and commissioning phase of a new Mozzarella line project, and to represent Arla inputs and interests towards various stakeholders in the project.
  • As part of the this project a key task will be to ensure that the turnkey automation deliveries are carried out for optimal support of the production line in the various areas.
  • As the mozzarella project evolves, the tasks of the automation engineer will change to a more general role for the whole dairy.
  • The tasks for the automation engineer includes:
  • Work with other IT resources on site on the handling of IT and automation issues.
  • Actively participate in project related workshops on the various design specification, review and sign-off on functional design specifications.
  • Participate in various tests (e.g. factory and site acceptance tests) related to the mozzarella project.
  • During the ramp up period - continually come up with optimization and improvements to the process and working environment
  • Ensure that IT and automation is thoroughly anchored in the daily dairy operations

The successful candidate will likely have;

  • Education at Bachelor’s level or an equivalent experience within Electrical engineering, IT and Automation.
  • Strong experience detailed experience within an automated process environment – Food / Brewing / Pharmaceutical / Chemical · Hands on maintenance of Production IT systems.
  • Knowledge on Aveva WW, OEE and RMS is a big advantage. ·
  • PLC/S7 and OAS knowledge preferred · Experience from working in a multicultural and global environment/company.
  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills at all levels.
  • Team player, who contributes to a culture of shared knowledge
  • Can demonstrate a high level of self-motivation & creativity as well as determination to deliver results despite obstacles and setbacks
  • Ability to manage and organise a varied workload effectively, utilising available resources and achieving deadlines.
  • Bases work decisions on evidence and attention to detail

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 below or contact:

Alex Tyrrell – TA Partner @

Please note we are not partnered with any recruitment agencies for this role. We kindly ask that recruitment agencies do not submit speculative CVs on behalf of candidates, as these CVs will not be considered under the agency ownership and will be accepted as a gift. We encourage interested individuals to apply directly through our official channels.

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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We work continuously on the farms, at the dairies and in our administration to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact. We are committed to champion good food habits and inspire a healthy life. We collaborate with NGOs and public stakeholders to develop viable dairy sectors in our emerging markets and to ensure access to affordable dairy nutrients. And we take our responsibility, our relationships, and our role in society seriously.

Foods & Beverages
500 employees