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Electrical Controls and Automation Engineer

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28 Jun 2022

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Electrical Controls and Automation Engineer

Techsearch part of the Staffline Group Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom (On-site)


Electrical Controls and Automation Engineer (Days)

£48k - £53k plus 10% Bonus, Package and Excellent Pension

Greater Manchester Area

Monday - Friday days role

Onsite role, some flexibility

The company: A multi-site Global manufacturing company- with a state-of-the-art site in the Manchester area investing in its assets, people and technology. Due to ongoing automation processes, there is an immediate requirement for an electrical automation engineer with an interest in controls engineering. It's a really exciting challenge as it covers such a wide spectrum of controls, automation software and hardware electrical engineering. This will suit an automation engineer that has outgrown a shift automation first line role and is ready to take a lead days role for the factory, or an established controls and automation engineer

You will be responsible for supporting the maintenance / electrical asset care strategy and technical challenges to ensure maximum line efficiency, leading from the front within a proactive electrical reliability team ensuring the efficient running of FMCG process and manufacturing lines.

Ability to provide high level engineering technical expertise to maximise the productivity and achievement of targets of the plant, in a high-speed production environment
PLC/Advanced Electrical Automation knowledge
Provide technical advice and guidance on all matters relating to electrical standards for maintenance improvement
Modification, programming and installation of control systems on automated machinery.- Work to constantly improve efficiency of production machinery.
Responsible for managing improvements in electrical maintenance strategy, co-ordinaing all electrical asset care improvement programmes
Ownership of automation Capex projects
Support project delivery of other site projects with automation elements
Facilitating site activities to centrally delivered Capex projects
Ownership of the site Obsolescence and Improvements Plan focusing on the next level of controls
Maintain and monitor use of automation and electrical system software and documentation version control systems
Is this you?

Apprentice trained or graduate engineer in an electrical discipline and has some form of electrical qualification
The emphasis is on Automation experience and the candidate should be electrically biased and have plc skills -you will be conversant in both software and hardware control systems
· Allen Bradley, Siemens or Mitsubishi will be considered

Experience gained as an Electrical Engineer with a background in Plc's and OEM, SCADA preferred
Experience of working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment including Food , FMCG process or General Manufacturing
Proactive approach to continuous improvement.
Trained to an Electrical minimum craft level, ONC, HND Level preferred
Production line experience preferred
Knowledge of electrical systems

You will join a thriving, growing and secure manufacturing business with good pension, bonus, life assurance with ongoing career development and progression opportunities

Job role will suit a controls engineer, automation engineer, electrical engineer, plc, SCADA, manufacturing, FMCG, Allen Bradley plc, Siemens, Mitsubishi
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