Controls & Automation Engineer

Controls & Automation

Ref: 180Friday 16 April 2021

Competitive salary & benefits package

Our client, a premier global automotive supplier are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Controls and Automation Engineer. As Controls and Automation Engineer you will report directly to the Engineering Manager and be responsible for supporting the implementation of safe sustainable automated processes, required to drive CI initiatives within existing processes, play a leading role in the specification of new automated lines or development of Assembly cells and automation aspects within other processes such as CNC lines, HPDC machines and Heat Treatment amongst others.

This position will be working 08.30 – 17.00 (Monday to Thursday) and 08.30 – 14.00 (Fridays) however, flexibility will be required at times. This opportunity commands a competitive salary and benefits package for the right candidate.    

Your key responsibilities will include: 

  • Identify and deliver controls improvements to existing and new OEM architecture, providing greater operator interactions and process improvements
  • Directly involved with diagnosing and physically delivering solutions
  • Provide sustainable automated solutions that communicates performance efficiently with the end user
  • Daily dialogue with the Production team
  • Develop and maintain process documentation
  • Work directly with the AME and NPI team on the specification of automated solutions
  • Develop and implement process improvement strategies delivered through uptime, quality improvements and cycle time reduction
  • Maintain a grasp on daily performance (OEE) and drive improvements
  • Lead Continuous Improvement activities
  • Effective management of program back-ups and version control
  • Investigate, troubleshoot and resolve automation failures
  • Eliminate the risk of spill of non-conforming product through the processes with automated solutions
  • Providing a key resource in new product launches / burst builds / sampling events
  • Integration of cell upgrades through hardware additions
  • Demonstrate cost justification criteria for capital spend

To be successful in the role of Controls and Automation Engineer you will possess the following qualities: 

  • Qualified to HNC level or equivalent in Manufacturing / Electrical Engineering
  • ABB knowledge (IRC5)
  • Siemens TAI & S7 PLC project development
  • Siemens S7 – General PLC programming
  • Siemens WinCC / WinCC Flex development
  • Ability to troubleshoot process control on automated manufacturing line
  • Revision and version management experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Packages (Word / Excel / PowerPoint)
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Creation of SWI’s
  • Lean manufacturing / OEE workings
  • Continuous Improvement activities
  • POKA YOKE (error proofing methods)
  • Understanding of control systems
  • Root cause analysis / 8D
  • Implementation / Optimisation of vision systems
  • Experience of process change management  

This position is based in Telford and is easily commutable from Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Cannock, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Wrexham, Bridgnorth, Stafford, Rugeley and Stoke on Trent.

If you are an experienced Controls & Automation Engineer, looking for a new exciting and varied opportunity, then please apply immediately.  

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