Controls Engineer

Job Title: Controls Engineer
Job Reference: CC/HQ00056628

Location: Somerset
Job Type: Permanent

£41700 per annum
Sector: Engineering

Posted 24 days ago

Controls Engineer, Systems Engineer
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Systems Engineer or Controls Engineer at a world class manufacturing plant in Bridgwater, Somerset working a 4 on 4 off shift pattern (2 days, 2 nights). Salary £41,700
This Controls Engineer or Systems Engineer is responsible for the elimination of breakdowns and chronic issues in support of improving factory MME/OEE through continual improvement of the production facility control systems. Working as part of a small team on shift, the Systems Engineers will diagnose faults and modify software and equipment on a variety of PLC, SCADA and servo control systems  
The Controls Engineer or Systems Engineer will be the subject matter expert on control equipment within the site facility on selected equipment, such as;
LGV systems
Robotic and conventional palletisers.  
Linear and rotary filing technology and high speed packing equipment, convey systems, labelling, sleeving and case packing.
Carton filling technology and carton packing equipment, process plant control systems and utility support equipment.
Automated product coding systems
Industrial IT Systems
The successful Systems Engineer or Controls Engineer will be familiar with the fast pace of a food manufacturing site (FMCG) and be responsible for:
Identify and rectify faults on all equipment and systems.
Identify and carry out appropriate preventative maintenance and software backups to minimise downtime.
Perform complex assemblies and minor alterations on a variety of equipment.
Perform safety and quality checks after any work has been completed.
Support Capital projects in development, installation and commissioning.
Reduce frequency and duration of planned activities to focus more resource time on improvement projects.
Provide information and analysis on all operational areas effecting line performance
Be a point for reference for the provision of method statements and safe systems of work
Responsible for a variety of hardware and software including: ELAU PLC and servo drive systems, Siemens S7, SCADA Systems, Profibus, ASI, variable speed drives, wiring and electrical circuits
As a time served electrical Engineer, you'll have previous experience in manufacturing; preferably FMCG and fault finding on complex control systems. You will need to be confident working under minimal supervision and to undertake excellent fault diagnosis and root cause analysis.  
For further information or to be considered for this role please click on Apply


Julie Alton

Managing Director

I know that it may sound cliché, but recruitment really is my passion. I have worked in Engineering Recruitment since 1993 and always strive to be known for providing quality recruitment solutions. In an industry where reputation is foremost, I have aimed to maintain a high-quality, honest-service approach throughout all of my roles.

In 2000 I was approached to join the Simon Holdings Group, with a view to extending their Technical Recruitment presence into the Midlands, thereby complementing the progress of their Jenrick Engineering brand in the South since 1967.

What really struck me was just how much their ethos matched mine; I wanted to provide an outstanding working environment, offering excellent career prospects for those joining me in my endeavour to provide the best recruitment solutions to the Industry, as did they.

It has now been a number of years since I first set up the Branch in Burton (back in 2000), with the Crick office following two years later. We now have an extremely strong branch organisation and brand which is synonymous with excellence throughout the UK.

I am extremely proud of our achievements and the client testimonials that we regularly receive only enhance this pride. Add this to our achievements within the Sunday Times Top 100 SMEs to work for awards, which we won for three consecutive years, and you will see that I am well on my way to achieving my initial aim for my organisation.

I will always strive to improve this company, both for the clients that we serve and the people that help me to serve them.

In my spare time - what is left - I enjoy keeping fit, playing badminton and travelling!

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