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Title:  Milk & Effluent Treatment Plant Technician

City:  Bridgwater
Department:  Operations & Production

Bridgwater, GB, TA6 6DF


Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 24,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from more than 1,700 British farmers. The Müller brand is ranked at No.7 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands, and is also the 7th most chosen brand in the UK.


We are currently recruiting for a Milk & Effluent Treatment Plant Technician for our Bridgwater dairy. Reporting to the Process Manager, we are looking for a skilled and versatile operative, working mainly unsupervised able to cover both raw intake and control room tasks.


In this role the key responsibilities will include:

  • Running day to day operations of ETP
  • Maintain site effluent quality
  • Problem Solving and deploying 100 year fix’s
  • Working in cooperation with other departments on and off-site to ensure effective management of the plant
  • Maintain relationships with contractors who consult on and service the plant and particularly the ETP.
  • Report to Site Management as required
  • Responsible for the training and coaching of operators in relation to the ETP to ensure it is run in line effectively and in line with legal requirements
  • Recording, manipulating and analyzing data 
  • Make decisions based on data analysis surrounding ETP including assessing and escalating risk as appropriate 
  • All raw intake activities and responsibilities
  • Including the intake of raw milk from farm collection and bulk tankers
  • Checking and recording of paperwork
  • Segregation of the raw milk into their various product streams
  • Sampling and testing of raw products
  • Loading cream export bulk tankers
  • Loading recovered milk export tankers

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience of processing in a food or drink industry is desirable
  • Experience of working in a FMCG environment
  • Experience of working in ETP is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Analytical thinking 
  • Understanding of ETP process
  • Understanding of environmental implications of running ETP and site actions
  • Understanding of chemical reactions within the ETP 
  • Engineering background desirable
  • Understanding of ISO 14001  


  • Producing product to a just in time running schedule
  • To be able to adapt to new production demands
  • To work on their own initiative
  • To be flexible in working arrangements and the ability to cover absence at short notice
  • To demonstrate a "can do" approach

Key Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent attendance work history is a must
  • Good time keeping
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Diligent and methodical in all aspects
  • Team player who relishes being involved in the day to day challenges
  • Proactive in their approach to production, quality and people issues
  • High performer with a can do approach
  • Prepared to challenge
  • Flexible in covering absence

The Process
If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this role please apply at https://careers.muellergroup.com/Mueller_UK/?locale=en_GB


Contact Details:

Talent Supply Team, Müller UK & Ireland, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3SQ

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