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Title:  Automation Development Engineer - Manchester

City:  Droitwich
Department:  Engineering
Location: 

Droitwich, GB, WR9 0NX Manchester, GB, M17 1TU

 

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 an Automation Development Engineer to join our Muller Milk & Ingredients business, supporting the development of automation systems and people, to continuously improve operational performance.  The role is a central role with a base location of either Manchester or Droitwich and will also involve some travel to assist in projects at our other sites in the UK. 

 

The ideal candidate will have excellent problem solving and diagnostic skills, be a creative individual with a track record in delivering solutions with an ability and willingness to take on new technology. 

 

Key Responsibilities include:

 

  • Management and adherence to the Müller project management and investment processes for technical investment within the Müller Group
  • Ensuring project budgets are closely controlled ensuring forecast spend is apparent at all times from concept to closure.
  • Adhering to all project reporting requirements through Müller systems and processes (Clarity, MPR, Monthly stakeholder and finance meeting as a minimum)
  • Delivery of projects on time, to the required quality and to the designed specification as agreed and signed off by project specialists and stakeholders with support from ADMs.
  • Technical support to projects team and for site delivered projects. Roll outs of complex automation projects.  Design and delivery of less complex automation projects.
  • Maintenance of standards. Ensure compliance on central projects and provide practical feedback on the current standards.
  • Identifying obsolescence issues and improvements and creating centrally delivered Capex submissions.
  • Technical guidance to ASEs and C&I Engineer, on the job training.
  • Specialist automation support to site CI activities, which necessitate significant changes beyond the capabilities of ASEs
  • Reactive support for operational automation issues within a clear escalation process
  • Understand the concept of Lowest Total Cost of Ownership and design and deliver systems accordingly
  • Understand unique challenges of FMCG and design and deliver systems accordingly
  • Play an active part in continuously improving our systems and business
  • Understand the impact of own actions and others on achieving site/business OGSM
  • Support  improvement activities / events within engineering owned areas
  • Ensure own activities are aligned to overall business objectives and know how current performance impacts the bottom line
  • Ability to deliver on the job training to colleagues
  • Health and safety of self and others

 

Muller Responsibilities:

  • Understand the concept of Lowest Total Cost of Ownership and design and deliver systems accordingly
  • Understand unique challenges of FMCG and design and deliver systems accordingly
  • Play an active part in continuously improving our systems and business
  • Support improvement activities are aligned to overall business objectives and know how current performance impacts the bottom line
  • Ability to deliver on the job training to colleagues

 

Key Requirements:

  • Proficient in SCADA, Allen-Bradley PLCs
  • Desirable skills - Siemens / Mitsubishi PLCs
  • Minimum of 3 years experience within a fast paced industry, ideally in FMCG although not essential
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Project Management
  • Previous experience working within Automation Engineering

 

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 www.mullercareers.co.uk

 

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Contact Details:

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

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