Controls Engineer in West Midlands, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Controls Engineer      

Worcestershire/Birmingham

£ <phone number removed> + £5,500 Car Allowance + Paid Overtime

My client is a global provider of bespoke materials handling solutions used in the automotive, healthcare, retail and FMCG markets.  The company is part of a global group with over 100,000 employees with a UK workforce in excess of 300 staff.  The company design all of their own bespoke pieces of materials handling equipment and then carry out full project execution in mechanical design, software design and Project Management.

The company has ambitious plans to grow in the next few years and lots of exciting new projects in the pipeline, they also boast a superb staff retention record with three of the (six engineers) in the controls team having over 15 years employment with the business!

A key part to this staff retention is the warm and welcoming culture the company creates and they are now looking to add a new Controls Engineer to their team as part of their continued growth.  This is an excellent opportunity for experienced or developing Controls Engineers to join a company at the forefront of the technology in their market place.

The Role

As a Controls Engineer you will be responsible for taking the controls aspects of new projects from concept to completion as part of a controls department with six engineers and decades of experience.  Your key duties will involve:

  • Supporting sales tenders with costings for PLC Programming activities.
  • Creation of functional design specifications and control panel specifications.
  • Sourcing suitable sub-contractors for control panel manufacture and installation.
  • Development of PLC software for projects on Siemens S7, Tia Portal and Benchoff.
  • Full emulation and testing of the Siemens S7, Tia Portal or Benchoff software through emulation.  The companys products have a built-in ability to test I/O in simulation.
  • Overseeing electrical contractors during installation at site and carrying our software commissioning.

You will also be required to support live sites with PLC Support, the company pay a premium for this which can add a significant amount to your earning potential.

The company can offer training on the Siemens S7, Tia Portal and Beckhoff software they use if you experience with a different type of PLC software.

The Candidate

To be successful in your application for this Controls Engineers position you will need:

  • Experience in the development and commissioning of PLC Code
  • A great attitude to learning and development.
  • A flexible approach.

The Benefits

In return for your commitment the company can offer:

  • A warm and friendly working environment with long term security.
  • An excellent team to learn from.
  • A manager with nearly twenty years in the business.
  • Training on Siemens S7, Tia Portal and Beckhoff if your experience is with alternative packages.
  • Excellent additiional payments when carrying out out of hours customer support.
  • Paid overtime.

If the position looks appealing please either apply online, send your CV directly to <email address removed> or call me to discuss your application in confidence on <phone number removed> .

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