Automation Engineer

3 days left

West Midlands
£40000 - £45000 per annum
18 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
Anthony Baker
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

This business has an excellent market reputation & as a result have been able to secure new business & develop new products for key retailers. As the Automation Engineer you will be part of the sites Engineering Leadership team, instrumental in developing strategy & co-ordination of execution of the sites process control/automation functions.

Client Details

You have the chance to join a market-leading food manufacturing business that have invested heavily onsite in new equipment. As a result of their continued growth, you have the opportunity to step into a brand new role as the Automation Engineer, based from their site in the West Midlands area.


This business is in need of an Automation Engineer who has experience in developing strategies & co-ordinating the execution of control/automation functions. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the sites Engineering Leadership team, & to be able to interact cross-functionally in order to provide innovative solutions. You will also be required to work alone as well as part of a team & some key responsibilities include:
  • Develop, execute and maintain a plant network so plant assets can be centrally monitored
  • In the event original equipment manufactures (OEM's) need access to assets for maintenance/ upgrades, arrange access compliant to company standards
  • Monitor the performance of control and automation systems
  • In the event of faults, lead root cause analysis/ troubleshooting to correct issues
  • Present diagnostics findings to the rest of the Engineering department
  • Manage the plant sub-network, ensuring all assets are fully embedded and integrity and security of the sub-network
  • Prevent obsolescence of controls/ automation equipment by planning for life-cycle replacement activities
  • As the position holder will lead a sub department, flexibility will be required for potential late call outs

  • Working Hours: Monday - Friday (40 hours)


    An Automation Engineer, with experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. The successful applicant will have:
  • An Engineering qualification to Degree, HND or City & Guilds level, preferably in AEI (Automation, Electrical Instrumentation or Process Control)
  • Proven experience in the function, design and execution of technical solutions for automation in industrial settings
  • Knowledge of programming languages for PLC's and DCS systems
  • Troubleshooting and loop tuning experience
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and prints
  • Ability to install, replace, configure and troubleshoot automation components such as frequency drives, sensors, eyes
  • Ideally, have an understanding on configure plant systems such as Pi or Wonderware

  • Job Offer

    Circa £40,000 - £45,000 + Benefits

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