Automation Engineer

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  • Location

    Kegworth, Leicestershire, E. Midlands, England

  • Sector:

    Electrical Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chris Wakefield

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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  • Client:


Automation Engineer

Location: Derby - Kegworth

Annual earnings: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum + 10% or better pension + Annual bonus + lots of overtime + private health care + other unique work perks

Hours / shifts: Days role - 08:00 - 16:00

This is the opportunity to join a very experienced small on-site Automation team based on a large, modern and purpose-built site.

The Automation team is responsible for commissioning of new machines, Technical Support, Fault finding and investigating / leading process improvements


The successful candidate will also get the opportunity to be involved with Regional and national automation projects.

The Job

  • The role will be split approximately 80:20 - Office and Site based work.
  • Training and Upskilling Maintenance Engineers in regards to Automation & Controls
  • Automation Technical Support - Breakdowns
  • CAPEX projects
  • Ability to fault find PLC code, SCADA systems, Fieldbus, ProfiBus, etc.
  • Reading, understanding and updating drawings & Schematics
  • Commissioning purpose built machinery
  • Assist with PM's

The Person:

  • Qualified to HNC or above - ESSENTIAL
  • Siemens STEP 7 experience
  • Experience with Barcode recognition
  • Electrical experience and knowledge
  • Flexible approach to work tasks / Open to change
  • Health and Safety focused
  • Experience working with control & instrument panels
  • Ability to understand integrated MHE conveyor systems
  • Various backgrounds considered: Manufacturing, MHE, Automated Warehouses Automotive, Ex Forces, Food, Distribution Centers, Automated Warehouse, Recycling, Biomass, Packaging or Printing, Chemical Plant, Brewery, Paper, Manufacturing Plant, Electromechanical / Automated Plant.

The Site:

  • Modern plant, clean site, state of the art machinery and equipment, c.
  • Heavily Automated
  • Large plant

The Company

  • Very good job security
  • Opportunities to develop i.e training, career progressions (On-site & Regional roles)
  • Long term career progression
  • Opportunities to train, learn and progress
  • Profitable company, regular overtime and bonuses, investment into the plant & promotions.

To apply please send CV to Chris Wakefield at Morson or call 0161 .- 707 .- 1516 to discuss

FMCG, automated warehousing, stackers, sorters / sortation, robotics, sensors, scanners, labelers, conveyors, packaging or printing, materials handling, recycling plant, foundry, chemical plant, brewery, paper mill, cement works, brick works, asphalt plant, manufacturing plant, electromechanical / automated plant. Ex Forces engineers, raf, reme, navy, marine, HV switching, HNC / HND / Time served / formal apprenticeship, Drives, inverter drives, Instrumentation