Automations & Controls Engineer

Your Company:
An excellent opportunity has become available within a manufacturing business for an experienced Automations & Controls Engineer to join their team, operating in the Bristol area. Working across multiple niche sectors, this is an ambitious business with market leading technology and the aims of being a sustained market leader moving into the future. Addressing markets such as Automotive and Aerospace this business partners with some of the largest organisations in these sectors to support exciting and progressive projects.

The position holder will play a key role in their upcoming projects, working as part of the team that is focussing on the development of the control program and operator interface for one of the business' key tools. The position holder will be involved throughout the process from design to build and testing.

This role will require some travel (up to 10% of the time) and therefore applicants must be happy with this arrangement. There will also be an out of hours support rota in placed which will equate to a maximum of 1 week in 4 but could be significantly less.

Your Roles and Responsibilities
While in this role your duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Supporting the creation of project specifications as part of the entire full design process lifecycle
  • Carrying out software writing tasks for HMIs, PLCs and SCADA
  • Collaborating with colleagues across various functions to support the delivery of products on time
  • Developing and maintaining both well-structured and commented code
  • Commissioning new machines at the facility
  • Undertaking commissioning at customers sites during the installations

What you will need to Apply:

To be considered for this role you must have strong experience working in PLC Programming, ideally with Beckhoff or others that are relevant, alongside additional experience of HMI programming and demonstratable experience working with Servo Drives, Fieldbus devices, pneumatics and Motion Control Products. Additional experience in robot motion would be desirable, as well as working with G-Code or something similar. It would be highly beneficial to possess an Engineering qualification, although significant experience would be sufficient. Technical knowledge of IEC 61131-3 Structured Text and Sequential Function Chart is essential to be considered, and additional knowledge of other languages such as HTML 5, C# or SQL would elevate any application.

What you will get in Return:
There is a wide salary range for this role, up to potentially £60,000 for a candidate with all relevant knowledge, experience and qualifications. This will of course come alongside a very attractive benefits package including an above average holiday allocation, private healthcare, various employee schemes and rewards. The business has suggested there is the option for hybrid working, as to be discussed with the hiring manager upon the successful acquisition of this role.

This is a career defining move which will see the successful candidate build a strong technical career within a progressive and forward-thinking industry that is ever changing; providing valuable skills and knowledge and fantastic opportunities in the future to develop and better the candidates prospects moving forwards.

If this exciting opportunity interests you then please don't hesitate to contact:

Sian Peters - Talent Acquisition Specialist

M: 07842 415723