Automation Engineer

High Wycombe
7% pension + attractive pension
10 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
William Davis
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
Our client provides unique processing solutions to its customers and after sales services in the food and beverage industries. The company has a word-wide presence and the UK is recognised as one of its most important markets.

The Role:
The Automation Engineer will be office based in High Wycombe with travel expected to site 25% of the time with occasional weekend work. There is a very open environment, challenging customers and projects and excellent opportunities for progression, along with a very attractive package.

Depending on your gained experience our client will assist with training in the client's automation systems, project leadership or dairy competence. There is also a position for a Senior Automation Engineer if you are slightly more experienced.

Main responsibilities:

• Development and commissioning of plant automation systems (hardware and software) as part of an overall production solution as a combination of process and automation
• Program Tetra PlantMaster solutions based on our Siemens and Rockwell platforms.
• Assist Sales and Engineering with automation evaluations and quotations
• Perform Hardware configuration, system setup and tests of configurations
• Provide technical expertise in customer discussions
• Prepare and perform FAT tests
• Commission your own code as well as code written by others
• Manage medium to large scale multiple projects simultaneously to ensure project meets project plans, budget, and contractual obligations
• Projects will be run mostly in UK, but work on projects in other countries will be expected.
• The automation project scope includes the complete S95/S88 model (Recipe Handling, HMI, PLC, Data Acquisition and Traceability).

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree in Automation Engineering or similar in combination with a minimum of 5 years working experience in this area.
• Experience in processing industries, ideally liquid food or beverages.
• Wonderware platform, Archestra and/or InTouch.
• Siemens S7 programming and/or ControlLogix.
• Databases and SQL-scripting, networks and Windows environment.
• Development and commissioning of plant automation systems.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Programming in Tetra PlantMaster.
• Experience from project management is important but not vital.
• Dairy experience is an important plus.

Key words: dairy, cheese, prepared food, ice cream, beverages, food, processing, liquid processing, pharmaceutical, automation, automation engineer, senior automation engineer

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.

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