Senior Automation Engineer

High Peak, UK
01 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Automation Engineer

My client, a large Manufacturing company, are currently looking for a Senior Automation Engineer who will lead an expanding Engineering team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation who can offer long term career development whilst providing the opportunity to travel the globe. You can come from ANY background but candidates who have experience in a lead engineering role will hold an advantage though this is NOT essential, as my client is willing to look at someone willing to take a step up. This is a fantastic opportunity for a PLC programmer, to join an industry leading company who truly value their staff and can offer long term career development.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • The successful candidate will spend approx. 70% of their time based at Head Office based in Furness Vale.
  • The other 30% of your time will be spent at the site of the installation project (UK and international) where you will follow installation teams to commission and set up the PLCs, modifying and fault finding where necessary.
  • Leading a team of PLC programming and commissioning engineers. The successful candidate will be leading a team of six automation engineers as a senior member of the team. You will be responsible for helping to mentor the team and will be responsible for ensuring that all defined processes are followed by the team to ensure on time and prompt delivery.
  • Supporting the Project Manager to achieve agreed goals.

Personal Profile:
  • Appropriate hands-on experience (ideally 3+ years) in a small/medium sized engineering organisation. Ideally has an in-depth knowledge of the machine engineering market.
  • Has a can-do positive attitude, willing to go that extra mile to achieve goals.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Clear communication skills at all levels, especially verbal.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritise well.
  • Well organised. Good attention to detail. Accurate and methodical in your work. Will see the job through successfully. Able to monitor and control your own and your team's workload.
  • Ability to complete tasks within tight timelines.

Please contact Ben Whiten at Sona Resourcing on 01189 691 671 to discuss further.

Sona Resourcing LTD acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers.

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