Automation Engineer

Manchester, Greater Manchester

competitive salary

Full Time

Applications: 1

An excellent opportunity for an Experienced Automation Engineer to join a well-established company!

The Company:

Their business is the delivery of solutions to industrial, utility and commercial customers who utilise automation, control, energy, complex processes and computerised systems. Their company offers a wide range of services, including Industrial Systems solutions, IOT solutions, Machine Design, Projects, Electronic & Electromechanical Services, Project Management, Factory Maintenance and Site Support.

The Role: Automation Engineer

To provide full life-cycle support for Motion Control, HMI, PLC and SCADA systems for their customer’s plant. They provide project engineering and design solutions. They deliver hardware and software development solutions and provide their customers with project/system support, maintenance and improvements.

As an Automation Engineer you will work in a multi-disciplinary team and will work closely with the Project Manager and sales. You will provide full life-cycle support for the process control systems (Motion Control, HMI, PLC and SCADA) on the customer’s systems: from project engineering and design through software development, commissioning and support.

Major Tasks:

• Translate user requirements in a functional design and technical concept.
• Implement Motion Control, HMI, PLC and SCADA applications.
• Assist project department when new machines are purchased.
• Coordinate commissioning of new installations (FAT, SAT) together with the Project Manager.
• Manage scope, budget and planning.
• Update automation documentation (functional analysis, manuals).
• Resolve day-to-day automation issues.
• Participate in the rotating on-call support.
• Support production, process improvement and maintenance in problem analysis and optimization.
• Apply the necessary software and hardware updates.
• Manage critical spare parts assets.
• Improve work processes and setup standards for process control software and systems in order to increase reliability and efficiency.
• Participate in best-practice peer groups.
• Continuous development of your own knowledge.
• Organize training for end-users and peers.
Qualifications and Skills:

• Master degree or Bachelor degree with minimal 2 years’ experience (electrical, information technology, process technology). Experience in-lieu of degree will be considered.
• Proficient in controls software design/development with Siemens, Mitsubishi, Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, etc.
• Proficient in C#, VB, VB. Net and SQL system to develop cross-platform applications.
• Knowledge of Jscript, HTML, CSS.
• Knowledge of Industrial HMI/Control Systems/SCADA, Windows/Linux, OPX Server and DDE.
• Problem solving skills.
• Conceptual thinking ability. Can translate customer requirements into technical solutions.
• Strong teamwork and communication skills to manage multiple/concurrent projects.
• Detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes and process control systems.
• Very good communication skills on multiple levels (supervision, operators, maintenance, IT)
• Works independently and responsible without close supervision. Must be able to take full responsibility.
• Knowledge of electrical and instrumentation equipment
• Basic IT skills (software, database, networking, operating systems, security/IP)
• Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies.
• Full UK driving licence.
• Excellent command of English.
• Eligibility to work and live in the UK.

In return for your expertise and commitment, the company will provide a fast-paced stimulating work environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. They also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the fastest growing Automation companies.

If you feel that you have the relevant skills/attributes to fulfil this role the please apply now!

Salary Information

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ID: RHL-298
Category: Engineering
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Paid: Per Annum
Consultant: Recruitment Manager
Added On: 09-05-2018
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