PLC/Controls Engineer

11 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
PLC/Controls Engineer
Monday - Friday Days

Our client is a leading food manufacturer, with a reputation for product quality which is second to none and industry leading standards. Due to continued growth, they are looking for a Deputy PLC/Controls Engineer to work closely alongside the Senior Controls Manager on projects & upgrades. A very exciting time to join one of the UK's main food suppliers into all major supermarkets.

Role & Responsibilities:

* To carry out PLC/Controls/Automation systems upgrades & modifications
* Writing of new PLC code & programs and electrical building of control panels
* Working on all PLC/Controls/Automation associated with controlling high-speed food production lines, packaging machinery, distributions systems, plant & robotics
* Continuous improvements, monitoring of efficiencies & analysing data to improve processes
* PLC - modification, programming & alterations to increase productivity & efficiency of machinery
* Electrical control system installation, test, commissioning & inspection
* Assist and support the maintenance team with any breakdowns that may occur
* Become Site Electrical Duty Holder in order to sign of electrical work in absence of the Controls Manager
* Carry out PPM schedules when on downtime

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

* Must have a minimum NVQ Level 3 Engineering - Time-served Apprenticeship
* Ideally be qualified to City & Guilds / ONC / HNC in Electrical Engineering
* Must be able to build electrical control panels & carry out electrical installation & commissioning
* Beneficial to be able to PLC program Mitsubishi GX Developer or have exposure to Siemens or Allen Bradley
* Previously have worked in food/FMCG (fast paced) manufacturing environments & machinery
* Must have done work on PLC systems, HMi's, SCADA Systems & control panels
* Willing to be part of the Duty Manager rota - sometimes must work on a Saturday (very irregular)
* Continuous improvement & process improvement mentality
* Must be a team player, willing to help out when needed with maintenance team, get stuck in attitude
* Knowledge of project work, maintenance, development, problem solving & root cause analysis

Benefits Package:

* Salary:- £40k - £45k + Overtime
* Benefits:- Private Pension, Life Assurance, Discounted Products, 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays

Controls Engineer, PLC Engineer, Automation Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Systems Engineer

Job Reference No: SE1508 / 510

Suitable candidates should apply immediately by calling our Managing Consultant for this vacancy -
Chris Gumm on (Apply online only) or by sending your CV directly to him at

We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.
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