Controls Engineer

Posted 05 July 2024
Salary £50,000 - £54,000
Industry Sector TechnicalEngineering
Job FunctionProduction Engineering

Job description

Rewards and Benefits on Offer;

  • 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays, increasing to 27 days after one complete calendar year.

  • Sick Pay, dependent on length of service.

  • Employee Assistance Program.

  • Life assurance, including death in service.

  • Employer contributory Pension.

  • Income Protection. 

MTrec’s New Opportunity;

MTrec are proudly representing our prestigious manufacturing and engineering client based in County Durham, who are looking to recruit a new Controls Engineer to their international organisation. You will be responsible for specifying, managing and undertaking hardware, software and safety installations on new equipment, as part of multi-million-pound, global projects. There are great opportunities for training and development within the role, although a background in controls projects within high-volume, fast paced manufacturing is essential. This role includes fantastic opportunities for international travel and career progression for the right candidate.

If you have relevant industry experience, please apply now for an immediate response.

The Job You’ll Do;

  • Design and commission software and associated hardware on new cells or in in existing lines.

  • Carry out testing of machine safety and related control systems.

  • Manage and progress suppliers against a project timeline.

  • Oversee and plan onsite installations and manage external contractors.

  • Chair meetings and engage and negotiate with internal customers in order to form agreements.

  • Maintain and update facility standards using lessons learned from previous experience.

  • Ensure KPI targets are met on newly installed and existing assembly equipment.

  • Support the Process Development Leader in the progressing and completion of project related tasks.

  • Guide assembly facility suppliers in the design of controls, safety and electrical systems and ensure standards are followed.

About You;

  • HNC or above in Mechatronics or a related discipline.

  • Experience in high-volume, fast paced manufacturing.

  • Willingness to travel internationally as required, and to be adaptable to business and project requirements.

  • Experience with PLC programming (Siemens, Mitsubishi, Omron, Allen Bradley etc.)

  • A good understanding of automation, electrical and fluid power systems.

  • Good Understanding of functional machine safety equipment and safety grading requirements.

  • Experience in modifying machine control elements, electrical design, and communication protocols.

  • Capable of researching technology information to suit the specific task with minimal guidance.

  • The ability to plan and manage one’s own time and responsibilities with minimal supervision.

  • The ability to modify automated software sequences.

  • A good knowledge of designing production facilities in the aspects of controls, electrical and safety.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with all departments and suppliers.