Automation Engineer

03 Jun 2024
17 Jun 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, a global automotive manufacturing organisation based in Burton-upon-Trent, are seeking an experienced Automation Engineer to join their team.

This is a newly created role within the business in which you ll be the Subject Matter Expert for controls systems, sensors, PLCs, communication protocols, and automation for the site.

The Role:
As the Automation Engineer, you will identify, develop, and implement new technology to assist in continuous improvement of process and realise efficiency and performance improvements. Your duties will include:

  • Leading the deployment and integration of new technologies and systems.
  • Testing and evaluating systems to ensure functionality, efficiency, and security.
  • Taking ownership for all current manufacturing software and shop floor control systems.
  • Investigating new technology to drive the business forward.
  • Maintaining detailed documentation and backups of systems, configurations, and procedures.
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and contribute to technology solutions.
  • Supporting regular system upgrades and maintenance activities.
  • Working with IT to improve the presentation of live data to the shop floor for better control of processes and performance
  • Working with maintenance personnel to improve knowledge on intermediate to advanced automation, controls and robotics.
  • Working hands-on to monitor, fault find and repair systems to provide a high level of equipment availability.
  • There will be an element of reactive maintenance involved where required.

The Person:

  • Experience in Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Maintenance Engineering
  • Holds a Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering degree, qualifications or related field of study
  • Experience in PLC controlled automation and automated processes
  • Experience working with PLCs (Siemens), HMIs, SCADAs etc. to include programming, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

The following experience is beneficial but not essential:

  • Write code in programming languages ranging from C, SQL and VB scripting
  • Understanding of design and configuration of IP networks
  • Professionalism to perform FAT and site commissioning in formal client witnessed conditions
  • Work collaboratively and proactively at all levels throughout the business
  • A team player and good communication skills
  • Strong problem solver

An exceptional Maintenance Engineer who can demonstrate an intuitive drive and passion for controls and automation with a track record of going above and beyond to develop technical skills and knowledge will also be considered. You will be supported in building your Automation skills as you progress in the role.

Benefits Package:

Excellent salary
34 days holiday, rising to 38 days with service, including bank holidays
Enhanced pension scheme
Death in Service
Life assurance
Cycle to Work scheme
Excellent training
Free onsite parking
Onsite facilities
Employee wellbeing programme

Automation Engineer

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire commutable from Derby, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Lichfield, Uttoxeter, Tamworth, Walsall, Coalville, Sutton Coldfield, Swadlincote, Rugeley, Measham, Fradley, Burntwood, Castle Donington etc

Excellent salary + benefits

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