Global Automation Engineer

  • Location

    Leicester, Leicestershire

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    General engineering & manufacturing, FMCG

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  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Negotiable DOE

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    Philip Bloomer

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    5 months ago

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Global Automation Engineer - FMCG Plastics based manufacturing - Extensive travel - £45k to £55k as a guide salary however completely flexible DOE - Offices based in Leicester however home based working considered.

The business operates a global network of manufacturing site producing goods for FMCG based markets predominantly through a combination of plastic injection moulding and assembly with associated packaging.

This role is a global position that will see you delivering against factory automation projects mostly around automated assembly relating to machinery and new product introduction. We are looking for a highly skilled Engineer capable of supporting with the specification of machinery and automation equipment requirements to suppliers. You will then meet equipment on site and with the support of contractors and site based Engineers work through installation, commissioning, trial to include SAT and FAT processes.

It is expected the successful applicant will be skilled and experienced in PLC, HMI, SCADA, VFD, Guide Rails and similar equipment. In this case we are not looking for a Software Engineer however an ability to trouble shoot, debug and edit programmes in PLC/HMI and VFD would be a great advantage. It would also really help if you have an ability to work with CAD and similar.

Outside of procuring, installing and implementing new equipment into factories you will also act as a subject matter expert making recommendations for improvements and supporting continuous improvement projects specifically in relation to automation.

We are very keen to hear from applicants educated in Mechatronics or a similar multi skilled education/background.

For more information, to have a confidential informal initial conversation or to apply please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Phil Bloomer of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.