Automation Systems Engineer, Llandyrnog

North Wales
27 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Arla Foods Limited
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world's favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Tickler® - names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. We are 4,000 UK and 19,000 global employees at the heart of it. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

Make an Impact

We are now recruiting for an Automation Systems Engineer / Specialist to join our site based in Llandyrnog, which produces a range of award winning cheddar cheese. The successful candidate will work on a days roles Monday to Friday as standard, reporting into the Engineering Team Leader, and will be a key member of the team responsible for planning and delivering operational procedures and setting departmental continous improvement objectives to deliver the business policies and programmes. Duties include:

*Installation, maintenance and upgrading of site automation and instrumentation systems to provide full plant availability and meet production requirements
*Determines automation and instrumentation maintenance priorities through liaison between Engineering, Production and Process departments.
*Identify and prioritise CI activities in their specific area.
*Participates in and contributes to LEAN initiatives such as FMECA, RCA & KAIZEN etc.
*Ensures the correct automations spare parts and consumables are maintained and controlled.
*Responsible for own staff, including employee development and the Our People process.
*Completes and updates plant maintenance records complying with all departmental procedures.
*Provides support to shift based Automation System Engineers to ensure a rapid response to plant and equipment failures in a cost-effective manner.
*Performs all activities in accordance with company and statutory requirements for Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety.

Automation Specialist

We are looking for a effective communicator who can work well as part of a team and has a background as a skilled technical education/technical engineer/engineering apprenticeship, together with:

*3-5 years of technical and/or maintenance experience after completed training or an Arla Foods-trained maintenance technician.
*Experience of automation and instrumentation systems
*In depth knowledge of PLC systems including Rockwell SLC500 and ControlLogix 5000, hardware and software.
*SCADA experience, Wonderware Intouch and System Platform
*HMI familiarity including PanelView and FactoryTalk View ideally
*Server expertise inclusive of virtualisation.
*Instrumentation proficiency including pressure, level, flow, temperature, ph and conductivity with 4-20mA transmission.
*Higher level electrical or automations qualifications (HNC or HND) or equivalent.


Please apply online asap HERE but before 10th October 2017.

In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with a market leading company that encourages internal promotion.

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