Controls Systems Engineer

Vantage Consulting
18 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Control Systems Engineer



I am on the lookout for an experienced Controls Engineer to join a great company specialising in manufacturing grinding machinery who are going through a period of sustained growth and therefore are looking to double the size of their engineering team!

The ideal candidate will have good practical experience commissioning Siemens variable speed drives, Siemens PLC (STEP 7) and Siemens 840D CNC controls. You will be based in the office in Coventry but the role will also require some international travel to customer sites as the company work with global organisations across the world. This will only equate to 10% travel time.


* Commission our range of CNC grinding machines.

* Measuring system calibrations and preparation of the machine for production trials.

* Loading of module data files, initial power on tests, drive calibration & drive tuning.

* Test of electrical control circuits & Test safety circuits.

* Load & Test of CNC system & HMI (Siemens 840D) & Load & Test digital drives (MainlySiemens).

* Design of control circuits (hardware and software), for additional equipment test safety circuits.

* Functional Testing of the machine tool to product and contract specifications.

* Machine alignment & laser calibration.


* Ability to read electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic circuit diagrams.

* Experienced with AC & DC control circuits (LV).

* Experienced with setup and commissioning of inverter drives & servo motors.

* Good working knowledge of actuators & sensors.

* Practical experience of fault finding on electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

* Have understanding and practical working knowledge of CNC machine tools.

* Experience of reading & writing PLC programs (STEP 7).

* Competent use of PC equipment, windows, office applications, STEP 7 and EPLAN.P8.

* Basic NC Programming experience (Siemens 840D experience advantageous).

If this sounds like you then please get in touch with Jess on (phone number removed) or send your CV

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