Title:  Automation Support Engineer

City:  Droitwich
Department:  Engineering

Droitwich, GB, WR9 0LW



Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 31,000 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 1,300 farmers in Britain.Müller is ranked within the top 20 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands and is picked from shelves millions of times each year. Müller UK & Ireland includes:


Müller Milk & Ingredients which aims to be Britain’s private label dairy leader and produces branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients products. It boasts a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country.


Müller Yogurt & Desserts which is the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer which aims to create millions more Müller moments for its consumers. It is responsible for major brands like Müller Corner, Müllerlight, Müller Bliss, Müller Rice, FRijj and Müller Kefir Smoothie and produces chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International. It also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a dedicated, state of the art yogurt facility.


Automation Support Engineer


40 hours per week: Monday – Friday

Competitive Salary and benefits package


We are currently looking to recruit an Automation Support Engineer to join our Droitwich Dairy within our Muller Milk & Ingredients business. The purpose of the Automation Support Engineer is to develop systems and people to improve site automation performance.


Our Droitwich site utilise various PLC brands but we are looking for an Automation Support Engineer who is confident in using Allen Bradley PLCs.


Key Tasks: 

  • Reactive support for site automation issues within a clear escalation
  • Demonstrate a structured problem solving approach
  • Ownership of minor (site managed) automation Capex projects through the full project life cycle
  • Support project delivery of other site projects with automation elements
  • Facilitating site activities to centrally delivered Capex projects
  • Maintain and monitor use of automation and electrical system software and documentation version control systems.
  • Liaise with the Automation Development team providing a site perspective to the ongoing development of the group automation and electrical standards
  • Ensure compliance with group electrical and automation standards of site delivered projects and general improvement works
  • Responsible for obsolescence management within the roadmap.  Liaison with the Automation Development Team to ensure site criticality is  a key element of the group level  
  • Ownership of the site level Obsolescence and Improvements Plan focusing on the next level of controls (VSDs, servo drives, instrumentation etc.)
  • Evaluate performance data to feed into automation OE activity to deliver improvements inefficiency and operability within production
  • Ownership of site panel risk assessment register, periodic health checks and remedial/improvement actions
  • Specialist automation support to site improvement initiatives
  • Utilise specialist skills and systems access to validate and analyse site data, for example to support quality improvement activities


Muller Responsibilities: 

  • Has an active role to play in continuously improving our business
  • Encourage engineering based OE projects
  • Support the site roadmaps for Quality / HS / EMS / Engineering / Autonomous maintenance
  • To have opportunities to deliver own ideas to improve our business
  • Support improvement activities / events within engineering owned areas
  • Understands the impact of own actions and others on achieving site/business OGSM
  • Aware of how current performance impacts the bottom line
  • Ability to deliver on the job training (show and tell) to new colleagues
  • Health and safety of self and others


Requirements for the role: 

  • Strong Allen Bradley PLC experience
  • Strong electrical skills
  • Ability to work on projects alone
  • Experience in similar Automation Engineer role
  • FMCG industry experience would be preferred
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment is essential
  • IT literate is a must



  • Up to 10% annual bonus
  • Health care cover
  • 4 x life assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to Muller rewards platform – saving money across numerous retailers
  • 33 days annual leave (bank hols inclusive)
  • Paid lunch break
  • Long term career development
  • On site secure car park
  • Supportive working environment

Contact Details:

F.A.O. UK Recruitment, Müller UK & Ireland, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3SQ