Automation and Controls Engineer

Purpose of the Job:

Automation and Controls Engineer- focused on developing automated production equipment and improving existing process equipment.  Integrating equipment and systems.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Automate production equipment.
  • Improve equipment to run processes more efficiently.
  • Understand control equipment and software on all production equipment.
  • Support production on major breakdowns.
  • Preventative maintenance (TPM).
  • Keep up to date on technology and products.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • BSc or HND in Engineering with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • Experienced in procuring/developing special purpose production equipment. 
  • Skilled in writing PLC Code, Visual inspection software and controls systems in manufacturing.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Electronic, mechanical and pneumatic design, assembly and fault finding.
  • Integration of equipment and systems.


Highly desirable skills & experience:

  • Design and assembly of special purpose machinery
  • Integration with MES/OPC systems
  • Production processes

Internal & External Relationships:

  • Manufacturing Engineering: Assisting teams sourcing equipment, improving process and supporting production.
  • R&D: Understand process, its relationship to the equipment and improvement initiatives. 



Applications from candidates who are also fluent in Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese or German are welcome, as well as from those who have experience of working or living within these countries and cultures.


We regret we are unable to accept applications from those who do not have the right to work in the UK.  Any such applications will be rejected without notice.


Closing date for applications:   28 March 2021