Automation Engineer

8 May 2024
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Job Type


Automation Engineer sought by a global automotive manufacturing organisation serving customers in over 150 countries, based at their Burton-upon-Trent plant.

The Role:
As an Automation Engineer you will be the site Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the team, for all controls systems, sensors, PLCs, communication protocols, and automation for the site. The key function of this role will be to identify, develop and implement new technology into the plant to assist in continuous improvement of process to realise efficiency and performance improvements.

Though mainly a proactive role, there will be an element of re-active maintenance involved where required. Your duties will include:

  • Leading the deployment and integration of new technologies and systems.
  • Conducting tests and evaluations of systems to ensure functionality, efficiency, and security.
  • Taking ownership for all current manufacturing software and shop floor control systems.
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and contribute to technology solutions.
  • Empowered to investigate new technology to drive the business forward.
  • Maintaining detailed documentation and backups of systems, configurations, and procedures.
  • Supporting regular system upgrades and maintenance activities.
  • Working with IT to improve the presentation of live data to the shop floor for better control of processes and performance
  • Working with maintenance personnel to improve knowledge on intermediate to advanced automation, controls and robotics.
  • Working in a hands-on manner to actively monitor, fault find and repair systems to provide a high level of equipment availability.

The successful Automation Engineer should demonstrate:

  • Experienced in either Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Maintenance Engineering
  • Obtained a Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering degree, qualifications or related field of study
  • Experience in PLC controlled automation and automated processes
  • Experience working with PLCs (Siemens), HMIs, SCADAs etc. to include programming, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance
  • Write code in programming languages ranging from C, SQL and VB scripting
  • Understanding of design and configuration of IP networks
  • Professionalism to perform FAT and site commissioning under formal client witnessed conditions
  • Work collaboratively and proactively at all levels throughout the business
  • A team player and good communication skills
  • Strong problem solver

Benefits Package:

  • Excellent salary
  • 34 days holiday, rising to 38 days with service, including bank holidays
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Death in Service
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Excellent training
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite facilities
  • Employee wellbeing programme

Automation Engineer
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire
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