Controls Engineer

Milton Keynes £ 45,000 to £ 47,500 p.a. + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013779

A large food manufacturer are looking to recruit a Controls Engineer, working on a Monday to Friday day shift. This person will lead the programming and development of the automation control systems, ensuring the engineering design is reliable.



Commutable from: Milton Keynes, Bedford, Kempston, Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard, Wolverton, Newport Pagnell, Luton, Dunstable, Northampton, Daventry, Towcester


Salary: £ 45,000 to £ 47,500 plus 25 days holiday, BUPA cash plan, pension, life insurance and cycle to work scheme



The Role


  • Reporting into Engineering Manager as the Controls Engineer you will organise electrical and PLC design projects, by identifying issues

  • Identify opportunities to improve plant performance, utilising the current control systems

  • Troubleshoot and analyse electrical, instrumentation and mechanical equipment

  • Liaise with other sites when necessary and develop a UK wide standard engineering practice

  • Responsible for ensuring equipment is operating per specification at the completion of any intervention

  • Create electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic controls and associated drawings using Autocad

  • Lead continuous improvement activities within the department



The Person


The controls engineer will:

  • Hold a time-served apprenticeship with HNC or equivalent

  • City & Guilds 18th edition desirable

  • Able to write PLC and HMI code

  • Have experience building relationships with Rockwell and other manufacturing suppliers

  • Experienced in designing, programming and implementing control systems

  • As well as working with PLC‘s, HMI‘s, AC Drives, Servo Controls, Allen Bradley, Siemens

  • Exposure working in a food, drink or packaging environment would be beneficial



To apply for the role of Controls Engineer, please forward an up to date CV to Matt Griffiths.

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