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Controls Engineer

Job details

Location: Suffolk

Salary: Negotiable

Length of Employment: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Reference: PS3892LB

Vacancy First Advertised: Thursday 27th June 2024

Job description

P+S Personnel are pleased to be working on behalf of our clients, who are currently seeking a Controls Engineer to join their team on a permanent, full-time basis based in Suffolk.

Must be prepared to travel worldwide and spend up to 2 weeks on customer sites as part of a team.

Role Summary:

To develop, install and commission high level PLC, servo and HMI software including robotics and all necessary interfaces that suit the high-speed packaging machinery industry. Primarily this will be using Rockwell control systems but experience with other systems will be considered an advantage. This work will need to be undertaken at sites in the UK and customer sites worldwide. The work needs to be completed on time and within budget. You will be required to work as part of a team and in some instances as an individual.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Produce, install and commission PLC and servo motion code, Robot control code and HMI code to suit machine specifications.
  • Work together with other engineering departments to get the equipment through the FAT and SAT processes.
  • Develop pragmatic and cost-effective strategies in response to client requirements.
  • Report problems and deficiencies in the design and brief.
  • Ensure projects are completed on time and to budget.
  • Maintain competitiveness by ensuring the software is produced within the timescale indicated.
  • Ensure technical co-ordination with all other internal and external disciplines.
  • Maintain files and records throughout the duration of the contract.
  • Suggest solutions to problems based on an understanding of relevant technologies.
  • Visit customers on a world-wide basis, as required to resolve problems and test machines/systems.
  • Ensure statutory and company procedures and practices are maintained.
  • Ensure all activities support the business direction of faster, cheaper, smaller sustainable machines.
  • Work with and support other departments to ensure business objectives are achieved.
  • Promote a safe working environment ensuring compliance with all current legislation.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years in an engineering-related position.
  • 5+ years in manufacturing/assembly environment.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques.
  • Working knowledge of Rockwell and Siemens control systems, ‘C#, Visual Basic, PLC/HMI programming, servo drives and controls.
  • Experience in programming robotic systems.
  • Experience of coding and testing machines.
  • Good knowledge of labour and material costs.
  • Educated to BSc level, or equivalent or proven capability in a relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge and experience of CDM regulations, CE technical files and UK/EU standards.
  • Full UK Driving license.

Person Specification:

  • Highly motivated.
  • Customer focused.
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Highly computer literate.
  • Flexible.
  • Proactive.

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