Automation Development Engineer



    M ller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo M ller which employs over 31,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, M ller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from 1,300 farmers in Britain.M ller 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. M ller UK & Ireland includes:

    M ller 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.

    M ller Yogurt & Desserts which is the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer which aims to create millions more M ller moments for its consumers. It is responsible for major brands like M ller Corner, M llerlight, M ller Bliss, M ller Rice, FRijj and M ller 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 Development Engineer


    Full time, Permanent: Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)

    We are currently recruiting for an Automation Development Engineer to join our Droitwich Muller Milk & Ingredients business, supporting the development of automation systems and people, to continuously improve operational performance. Please be advised, the role will involve travel to assist in projects at our other sites in the UK.

    As an Automation Development Engineer, 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.

    Automation Development Engineer Key Responsibilities include:

    • Ensuring project budgets are closely controlled at all times from concept to closure.
    • Adhering to all project reporting requirements through M ller 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.
    • Provide training and technical advice to colleagues.
    • 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
    • Support improvement activities / events within engineering owned areas

    Key Requirements:

    • Proficient in SCADA, Allen-Bradley PLCs
    • Desirable skills – Siemens / Mitsubishi PLCs
    • Experience within a fast paced industry, ideally in FMCG
    • Experience with SQL databases
    • Project Management
    • Previous experience working within Automation Engineering

    What’s in it for you?

    • Competitive salary
    • 10% annual bonus (dependant on company targets achieved)
    • Health care cover
    • 4 x life assurance
    • Generous annual leave – 25 days plus bank hols (with the ability to buy or sell up to 5 more)
    • Long term career / development and career growth
    • Investment into you as an employee
    • Access to the Muller rewards platform saving money across various retailers