Automation Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Beccles
  • £38k - 40k per year

Contract Personnel Ltd

Contract Personnel are actively recruiting on behalf of our highly established plastic manufacturing client who operates in more than 300 facilities around the globe!

Job Title – Automation Engineer

Yearly Salary – £40,000

Location – Beccles, Suffolk

Hours – Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:30


Job Purpose;

• Role requires an enthusiastic engineer to work in a dedicated role of automation including all aspects of maintenance, preventive maintenance programs and breakdowns, and a supporting role with C.I. projects and refurbishment as required where machine safety systems are correct for the environment and safe working practices are paramount


Duties and Responsibilities;

• Modernising PLC platforms and integrated control systems with a demonstrable ability to problem solve and write code
• Integration of technology within new and existing systems including process control, end-of-line automation, data acquisition, vision and validation systems
• Reading and updating Schematics and Documentation
• Design Contribution, Delivery & Commissioning of manufacturing capability
• Automation & Electrical Obsolescence mitigation
• Proactively implementing sustainable ways of working to ensure asset capability, availability and performance
• Keeping up to date with the latest automation and systems technology
• Identifying opportunities to optimise and improve through the adoption and integration of automation
• Working with project teams and OEMs to influence design improvement
• Work to set a program of preventative and autonomous maintenanc
• Reactive to breakdowns as required by shift team leader
• Communicating all relevant information to the engineering team leaders and engineering manager
• Any other tasks requested to aid the efficient running of the engineering environment


Skill & experience required (or equivalent qualifiers);

• Experience of production equipment including maintenance and refurbishment.
• Comprehensive understanding of production lines & packaging systems gained from working directly in an automated environment
• Strong Mechanical & Electrical ability and experience, ideally certified to HNC engineering or equivalent
• Working knowledge of machinery safety regulations & legislation
• Highly computer literate / Excel / Word / PowerPoint
• Experience working on Inverters / Servo Drives / HMI panels
• Proven knowledge of Lean Tools & Techniques to drive best in class performance



  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking on-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Wellness programme

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