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Controls Engineer

Just Food Recruitment
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Just Food Recruitment, part of The JFR Group is recruiting for a Controls Engineering to join this highly automated FMCG business in Milton Keynes.

You would be joining a company that prides itself on putting people first, has a very modern ethos and is a great company to forge a career

Main Purpose of Role:

The Controls Engineer is responsible for the programming and development of automation and controls systems to ensure the engineering design is robust and reliable. Acting as the site's technical lead, the post holder will be well versed in fault finding control systems and be able to train out these skills to other engineers.

Key Accountabilities:

Organise automation, electrical and PLC design projects by identifying short-term and long-range issues; preparing timetables, cost estimates and detailed documentation on project completion

Identifying opportunities and making recommendations to improve and future proof plant performance utilising current control systems

Commissioning of newly installed equipment

Troubleshooting and analysing of electrical, instrumentation and mechanical equipment and components and recommending practical corrective actions

PLC & control stock items - audit, manage and ensure standardisation of components to minimise stock holding and increase spares availability

Liaise with and support other UK sites as necessary, and in conjunction with other sites develop and implement UK wide standard engineering practices, to ensure consistency in programming and systems design

Responsible for ensuring equipment is operating per specification at the completion of any intervention, that there is limited downtime, zero damage to critical plant equipment

Ensure all work is carried out safely and meets current standards and regulations

Create electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic controls and associated drawings using Autocad

Make sure back up files are up to date and available to correct people.

Lead continuous improvement activities within the department, drive development of CI skills within


Experience of designing, programming, and implementing control systems, working with PLC's, HMI's, AC Drives and Servo Controls. (Allen Bradley, Siemens), SEW, Lenze desirable

Experience with design and implementation of Ethernet communication

Experience of data capture (MES systems) advantageous

Strong electrical understanding including installation work to the latest standards

If you are interested in learning more about this role please apply and one of the team will be in touch.

The JFR Group are an employment agency working on behalf of our client. Should you be seeking a new permanent position, temporary assignment or contract you will find our staff professional and courteous and our interview process straight forward
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