Controls Engineer / PLC Engineer

Minstrell Recruitment Ltd
Erith, Greater London
£45000 - £46000/annum
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Controls / PLC Engineer – Automation / Manufacturing


Erith, Kent

I am currently looking to recruit a Controls / PLC Engineer to join my client based in Erith, Kent.

Private medical insurance (employee only - after 6 months)
23 days holiday rising to 25 days after three years plus 8 bank holidays.
Pension 3% then 4% for employee and 3% rising to 6% employer
Free shares every year (1% of basic pay)
3 x salary life insurance

Vacancy description

At the forefront of our sites are our Engineering team, ensuring that our technology continually beats the competition. Working in our brand new highly automated warehouse you will be using the latest versions of cutting edge hardware and software.

As the Controls/PLC Engineer you will be our front line support with any controls system related issues. Using your expert technical knowledge and people skills to coach the Engineering team and improve their diagnostic skills to identify controls issues.

What do we need?

Good technical ability relating to automation hardware and software, this may include, but is not limited to:
Excellent working knowledge of Control Systems
HNC Engineering or equivalent
Engineering Technician Apprenticeship
Manufacturers PLC training and appropriate experience
PLC and Controls & Electrical and/or mechanical skills preferably gained in an FMCG background to at least NVQ 3
Sound analytical skills, good problem solver.
Online code monitoring / modification / development with Siemens S7 300/400 PLCs
A good understanding of PLC control system architecture and field control devices.
Experience in Warehousing / distribution / logistics / airports / production lines.
Working with tote and pallet conveyors.
Good communication skills both verbal and written and good interpersonal skills, able to analyse and impart knowledge.
Good organisational ability, able to prioritise.
Experience with Robotics would be an advantage
Self motivated, consistent and able to work at pace.
Computer literate in MS office package, ability to use a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS).
Physically able to carry out engineering activities within the Automated Warehouse
English Language ability such that able to read and understand safety information, technical manuals and data, and communicate clearly with colleagues to enable a safe environment.
Application Process

If you have the above skills and wish to be considered for this position or find out more details then please submit your CV

We will endeavour to contact all applicants however if you do not hear from me within two weeks then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful