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  • Job reference: RMS0171048

Automation Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 15/11/2016
  • Duration: permanent
This vacancy has now expired.

The Role:
As a Service Engineer, you will join the Field Service Engineer team of 24. This team is covering the mechanical, electrical and automation maintenance and after sales services of our food processing equipment as used by our UK & Ireland customers.

Our office is in High Wycombe however your position will be home based and regularly you will be travelling to customers' sites in the UK, either covering the region from the north or from the south of Birmingham. You will be dealing with varied customer needs which will ensure every day is different and never gets boring.

On a daily basis most of the job will be individual service engineer work: scheduled and corrective maintenance, taking responsibility for the well-functioning automation of machinery, checking, modifying and upgrading the PLC programs, work with Data Base, IO Servers and Scada systems. Besides this you will also become part of the rota of engineers on duty who will be on call and respond in the case of breakdowns during out of office hours. Mainly this will consist of giving remote support, but occasionally you will have to go to site.Time to time the project engineering team will also count on your help in commissioning and start-up of the new machinery installed at customer's sites.

We are not looking for people who just want a general engineering job. We want people who would like to see the result of their efforts and hard work in every pack of liquid food and dairy product on the shelves of the shops.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
To be successful in this automation service engineer role and after your intensive training being you must be able to work individually, or part of a team, you will already have hands- on automation experience and a willing-to-learn attitude. You will be using mainly Siemens S7, Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLCs and the Wonderware HMI solution, so by preference you will already have hands on experience of these. Ideally you will come from processing industry, e.g. from a food / pharmaceutical / oil / gas / fuel / water company. You should be familiar with flow transmitters, temperature transmitters, valves and pumps, pipe work and flow diagrams. Also some electrical skills, knowledge of low voltage systems are necessary. To be able to get to our customers on a daily basis you will be provided with a company car, but you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and the willingness to travel extensively.

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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