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Controls Engineer (All levels considered)

  • Location: East Grinstead
  • Salary: Market related per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 5 days ago

Role: Controls Engineer (All levels considered)

Salary: Excellent - Dependent on level of experience plus Bonus

Location: East Grinstead, West Sussex

Hours: 8am - 415pm. 3pm on Friday (Hours can be flexed to suit)

Hybrid Working: 3 days office / 2 days home

Expenses: All covered upfront by the business

Benefits: 8% Pension Contribution from the employer, 4% from the employee, Annual Bonus, 25 days holiday plus stats, Annual Pay rise.

The Business:

  • The wider group employees over 100,000 employees from many diverse backgrounds. Their business areas include Material Services, Industrial Components, Marine Systems, Steel & Automotive.

The Requirements:

  • To design control circuits for special purpose machines
  • To create functions list for machine control and populate with relevant cross referencing to controls circuits
  • To ensure safety both in designs and implementation in house and on customer sites
  • To provide guidance and advise on a technical level to other departments
  • To liaise with site teams to ensure smooth interaction between site and controls engineers
  • To interface with both in house sub contract staff and exterior design resources
  • To support other departments within the company including Sales, Purchasing, HR, Finance and Factory
  • To work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • To support the controls requirements for both powertrain and car body technology sides of the business


The manufacturing of assembly lines for Electric Drive Units.

Key Responsibilities/Competencies

  • Experience of working in controls design
  • Experience in special purpose design
  • Design Hardware circuits from the mechanical design concept and customer specifications (new & modify existing) with Eplan and AutoCAD packages is preferred
  • Reading / Understanding schematics
  • Ensure Safety, Safety critical investigations
  • PLC Programming (Siemens S7, S7 TIA Portal)
  • Commissioning and fault finding in house and on customer sites (50/50 split - all expenses covered)
  • Pneumatic / Hydraulic circuit design knowledge (desirable)
  • Understanding Pneumatic diagrams
  • Must be prepared to travel to Germany for training days

Other Responsibilities:

  • Design feasibility evaluation (FMEA, Safety Risk Assessments, Functions lists, Cycle timing diagrams, Calculations)
  • Requisitioning equipment
  • Technical Support (Onsite Engineering, Projects)
  • CAD Administration
  • Sales Proposal support
  • Documentation support
  • Purchasing/Procurement Support (technical input, supplier info)

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.