PLC Controls & Automation Engineer

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Somerset
Salary
36000.00 - 39000.00 GBP Annual + GBP36000 - GBP39000/annum
Posted
22 Jul 2017
Expires
19 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Controls & Automation Engineer
GBP39,000 per annum
Monday - Friday Dayshift + Overtime
Somerset
Permanent

Job Purpose

There is an immediate need for a qualified Controls & Automation Engineer to join a successful FMCG Manufacturer based in Somerset.
Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, you will have overall responsibility for maintaining efficient operation of the Site Automation & Controls (Industrial).
To have overall responsibility for maintaining efficient operation of all process software and Automation. Ensuring that staff are fully training and conversant in all current and future software automation.
To set up and manage control of site software and automation for area of responsibility, this includes calibration of instrumentation and all Process PLC's and shared responsibility for Packing PLC's.

Job Description

First point of contact for all Automation & PLC software problems.
To provide support for the Maintenance Manager
To ensure that the site has a robust, reliable operating platform and that adequate procedures and training are in place to recover from any potential failures.
Ensure effective handover of work and communications between shifts, assessing the situation and if required stay to resolve issues to a satisfactory conclusion
Ensure all relevant work records are completed and resulting actions successfully completed.
Work with departmental leaders to ensure all work is completed in a manner that minimises downtime and impact on site production.
Work with external bodies to improve the reliability and effectiveness of plant equipment.
Communicate clearly to all relevant staff on changes, including change control and roll back plan documentation.
Manage working areas keeping them clean and tidy at all times.
Take a common-sense approach when identifying if there is a short fall of Process Engineering on site therefore cover and support is required.
To support site engineering teams in monitoring site processing so as to identify potential savings and advise on the efficient use of the plant
Provide innovation answers to standing site issues

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

Fully qualified electrical or multi skilled engineer of city and guilds level ideally HNC or equivalent.
Experience and understanding of Liquid Process Equipment.
Understanding of Health & Safety and legislation requirements.
Excellent fault finding and route cause analysis skills
Experience of working in a FMCG environment
Some supervisory experience would be beneficial
Comfortable in autonomous decision making and team working
Highly self-motivated and results driven
Confident and willing to contribute
Flexible and able to provide support when required
Willingness to learn and thoroughly understand new technologies
Drive and determination to make a difference and succeed
Flexible and able to provide support when required
Good communicator and organiser.
Numerate and literate
Engineering aptitude
Self-motivated and enthusiastic
Logical approach to problem solving

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and diverse manufacturer.

We look forward to receiving your application

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