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Controls Engineer

The Role

Your primary role will be to design and develop the appropriate control systems required for special purpose automated equipment. This will include:

  • Layout and wiring diagrams to the latest standards

  • Generating an efficient and cost effective bill of materials required for the application

  • Software writing for PLC and HMI control, or other suitable control system

  • Networking and interfacing with all equipment and customer network where appropriate

  • 3rd party equipment set up

  • Commissioning and Testing requirements, for FAT and SAT

  • Customer liaison and support

  • Training requirements and documentation

  • Technical report writing

  • Risk Assessment and technical documentation

  • Off site commissioning, installation and support


The Applicant:

You will be capable of interpreting customer specifications, generating electrical diagrams via E-plan design suite, developing software utilising a variation of PLC/HMI systems and carrying projects through from budget and concept planning to the commissioning phase including workshop testing and customer onsite testing.


Further requirements include:

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Be available to work overtime at short notice (including weekends)

  • Always demonstrate meeting safety and quality standards

  • Capable of working to plan and taking care of personal time management to achieve project milestones

  • Can work to a defined budget, for both labour and hardware restraints

  • Troubleshoots problems with processes and hardware

  • Provides technical assistance as needed by internal customers

  • Manage relationships with supply chain

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to determine customer needs to develop project specifications and scope

  • Ability to interpret and implement specifications


Key requirements shown below:

  • 38 hours plus overtime

  • 2 to 4 years of work experience in a related field

  • Provide functional safety expertise, ensuring all safety related components and circuits comply with to the machining Directive and safety categorisation

  • Automation background essential

  • Qualified to HNC or equivalent

  • Full driving licence

  • Flexible approach to overtime to meet the demands of customer timings

  • Experience in robot programming practices preferred

  • Fully conversant in Microsoft Office


In return we offer:​

  • ·         Excellent rate of pay, plus overtime

  • ·         Positive working environment

  • ·         25 days holiday + statutory

  • ·         Company pension scheme

  • ·         Sickness benefits

To apply, please send an e-mail to - quoting the job title and attach your CV.

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