Title:  Technical Operative - Utilities

City:  Severnside

Severnside, GB, GL10 2DG



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.


We are recruiting..... Technical Operative 


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Technical Operative to joing the Factilities and Mompliance team within the Engineering Department at Muller Severnside.


The Role of  Technical Operative will be based in the Utilities Plant areas to carry out operational and maintenance tasks in house including workshop & plant-based activities such as CBM & CIL on utilities equipment.


Contract: Full Time


Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off - 2 days / 2 nights (7 -7)


Location: Severnside Dairy - Stroud


Key Responsibilities


  • To ensure effective handover of information across shift
  • Carry out planned preventative maintenance to agreed schedules for the following equipment:
  • Weekly & daily checks including but not limited to waste water, steam & combustion and refrigeration/cooling equipment
  • Maintain all rotational spares; valves, instruments etc & carry out CIL schedule.
  • Standard operating conditions set up and maintain
  • To observe, recognise and report on machinery or component defects or symptoms of impending failure.
  • To service adjust and repair machinery and equipment using the necessary tools in a safe and proper manner.
  • To use the CMMS system effectively recording information accurately.
  • Utilise CMMS historical data for improvement initiatives
  • To use CMMS historical data for fault trending and quick resolution for fault finding
  • Support the Site roadmaps for Quality / H S / EMS / Engineering / Autonomous maintenance.
  • Support improvement activities / events within facilities and 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


Key Skills & Experience


  • Steam raising plant experience preferred
  • Waste water plant operation/maintenance experience desired
  • Knowledge of utilities plant such as cooling towers, refrigeration systems etc considered
  • Electrical or mechanical experience
  • Asset care experience is beneficial
  • Experience working in a processing or utilties environment
  • Experience of LOTO procedures beneficial.


What We Offer As a Company


In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful European business that offers financial rewards and resources, including a competitive salary package, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.


  • We value our people and are proud to offer a competitive salary package and a wide range of benefits.
  • Competitive salary
  • Career progression
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme with Muller matching up to 4%
  • Life Assurance at 2 x your annual salary
  • We know it’s important to take time to spend with family and friends, we give you the equivalent of 5 weeks holiday



Contact Details:

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