Electrical Automation Engineer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Automation & robotics

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  • Salary:

    £40k - 50k per year + car, pension, parking, bonus, healthcare, childcare

  • Contact:

    Charles Cureton

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  • Contact phone:

    01384 446105

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Due to continued growth this premier manufacturing facility based in Runcorn are seeking a talented and dedicated Electrical Automation Engineer to support this growthm deliver innovative new projects and support improvement in the existing asset base

 Salary: Circa £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits including car, pension, bonus, healthcare, childcare & parking

Suitable for:  Automation Engineer, Controls Engineer, PLC Programmer, PLC Software Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Electrical Engineer

Reporting in to the Site Engineering Manager you will be responsible for the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide high-level specialist automation, electrical, control, instrumentation and drive system support to the manufacturing operation.
  • To deliver training and share knowledge of automation systems with the wider site Electrical team to improve their knowledge, skill and capability.
  • Undertake deep-dive diagnosis of process automation problems, undertake root cause analysis and develop hard solutions to prevent re-occurrence.
  • To project manage small project work on-site including supervision of contractors and in-house staff, commissioning, debugging and snagging of equipment to drive cutting edge performance levels of OEE: Availability, Quality and Performance.

Background and experience:

  • The candidate must be trained to programmer level on at least one of Siemens S7, Beckhoff TwinCat or Schneider PL7 PLCs, as well as having specialist knowledge of 6-axis robots, Bosch Rexroth servo drives and Schneider Altivar inverters
  • Programming experience on 6 axis robots, ideally Yaskawa Motorman or Fanuc.
  • Significant and demonstrated experience in Electrical Engineering with [or working towards] HND/Degree in an Engineering discipline desirable. Company support degree study.
  • Knowledge of current technical and legislative requirements especially the Engineering standards associated with European machinery safety and CE marking regulations BS EN 60204-1 Safety of Machinery, EN ISO 13849-1 Safety of machinery
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety desirable
  • Ability to develop detailed electrical design drawings, PLC programs and operational documentation
  • Ability to perform technical electrical calculations and provide accurately schedules, reports, specifications and other information for review/approval by engineering staff
  • Ability to use judgment and make decisions in ambiguous situations

This role offers an outstanding career development opportunity and the chance to join a well respected manufacturing business.

Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Electrical Automation Engineer role.

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.

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