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Lead Controls Engineer

Recruiter
Location
Andover
Salary
£40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted
27 Apr 2017
Closes
25 May 2017
Ref
EMP389138
Contact
Kevin Elder
Sector
Automation
Discipline
Systems Design
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The main task is providing technical and managerial support to the Ocado Automation Controls team to ensure that control issues, including PLC code related issues within our live operational systems are investigated and resolved as quickly as possible.

Responsibilities include:

* Where a hardware fault is identified, activate a pre-defined workaround or make temporary modifications to PLC code to allow the operation to continue
* Work with the Automation Control teal to diagnose and deploy the required code fixes
* Provide front line issues investigation of live production control systems (hardware and software) including the use of relevant diagnostic tools such as Profibus / Can Bus networks, Bar Code Readers
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* Manage planned maintenance across the site
* Analyse data and find solutions to improve MHE performance

What are we looking for?

* Exceptional technical & experienced hands-on ability relating to automation hardware and software
* An expert understanding of PLC control system architecture and field control devices
* A good understanding of DC motor controls
* Online code monitoring, modification and development with Siemens S7 300/400 PLC’s
* Experience with SCADA and Siemens HMI systems
* Experience in a warehouse, distribution, production or FMCG environment
* Understanding of Control System Communication Protocols such as WCS and WMS systems
* Fully computer literate
* Good leadership, communication, organisation and planning skills
* Excellent analytical skills, able to look at data and solve problems with full customer focus and determination to deliver results under time critical situations

This is a day’s based role which may involve working nights and weekends or across sites as necessary.

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