Title:  Electrical & Automation Support Engineer

City:  Manchester
Department:  Engineering

Manchester, GB, M17 1TU



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.


Electrical and Automation Support Engineer


Monday to Friday: 8AM – 4PM


Due to internal development and progression, we’re recruiting an Electrical and Automation Support Engineer to join our Manchester Blow Moulding Team.


The successful candidate will deliver cost effective maintenance activities to site assets in line with annual maintenance plan and situation demands. You will actively seek and implement new improvement methods to increase reliability and support Maintenance Excellence road-map implementation, as well as develop systems and people to improve site Automation infrastructure and performance. 


Electrical & Automation Support Engineer key responsibilities will include: 

  • Be proactive and responsive in attending breakdowns to both plant and equipment in such a manner which meets the day-to-day needs of the production department – First point of contact
  • Ensure both group and individual objectives are positively progressed in line with the Muller Maintenance Strategy, and positively contribute to site initiatives as requested
  • Work with the factory planned maintenance system to both develop and complete planned maintenance routines whilst constantly monitoring the effectiveness of the system
  • Raise purchase order requisitions for spare parts as required, and liaise with the Engineering Services to ensure appropriate stock levels are maintained and complying with budgetary constraints and administrative systems
  • Provide expertise in Electrical, Mechanical and Pneumatic control systems ensuring efficient plant operation
  • Maintenance tasks will also be undertaken as time and production allow
  • Ensure that the right product is produced at the right time at the desired quality
  • Have the flexibility to work extended hours and provide out of hours support to ensure production and supply lines are running normally
  • Produce detailed technical documentation for purchasing, training and automation policies
  • Manage small projects as per the site plan
  • Administer and archive automation software to ensure successful replacement of all automation systems
  • Maintain all automation records and documentation
  • Develop robust and cost effective planned maintenance regime for automation equipment
  • Support the site excellence roadmaps for Quality/H&S/Environmental/Engineering/ Autonomous Maintenance



What we’re looking for from our next Electrical & Automation Support Engineer: 

  • Educated in Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering
  • Ability to fault find within electrical panels and breakdowns
  • Ability to communication technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Proficient with Microsoft products.
  • Completion of a recognised apprenticeship
  • PLC programming knowledge in Siemens S7 and Allen Bradley, Scada systems
  • Understanding of industrial Networking and developing INTOUCH applications
  • Completion of a multi skilled training program
  • Proven ability to actively apply skills in a safe and effective manner



Contact Details:

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