Controls / PLC Support Engineer - Automation / Manufacturing

Minstrell Recruitment Ltd
Excellent package and development opportunities
14 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
Controls / PLC Support Engineer - Automation / Manufacturing Excellent salary and development opportunities Tamworth, Staffordshire I am currently looking to recruit a Controls / PLC Support Engineer to join my client based in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Controls / PLC Support Engineer The Engineering Operations team play an important part ensuring we are able to continue with our high level of customer service. As a PLC Support Engineer, you will undertake the day to day reactive and planned engineering activities and improvement works at the CFC (Automated Distribution Centre). The main task is providing front line support to the Engineering 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 predefined workaround or make temporary modifications to PLC code to allow the operation to continue - Work with the Engineering Team and PLC Support Team to diagnose, create 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 - Carry out predefined planned maintenance activities across the site - Analyse data and find solutions to improve MHE performance What are we looking for? - Good technical & experienced hands-on ability relating to automation hardware and software with Strong Electrical Experience - A formal qualification in an electrical or mechanical engineering subject ( NVQ Level 3, HNC or equivalent) - A good understanding of PLC control system architecture and field control devices - A good understanding of AC/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 communication, organisation and planning skills - Sound 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 shift based role involving working days, nights and weekends Good technical ability relating to automation hardware and software, this may include, but is not limited to: - Excellent working knowledge of Control Systems - HNC Engineering or equivalent - Engineering Technician Apprenticeship - Manufacturers PLC training and appropriate experience - PLC and Controls & Electrical and/or mechanical skills preferably gained in an FMCG background to at least NVQ 3 - Sound analytical skills, good problem solver. - Online code monitoring / modification / development with Siemens S7 300/400 PLCs - A good understanding of PLC control system architecture and field control devices. - Experience in Warehousing / distribution / logistics / airports / production lines. - Working with tote and pallet conveyors. - Good communication skills both verbal and written and good interpersonal skills, able to analyse and impart knowledge. - Good organisational ability, able to prioritise. - Experience with Robotics would be an advantage - Self motivated, consistent and able to work at pace. - Computer literate in MS office package, ability to use a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS). - Physically able to carry out engineering activities within the Automated Warehouse (CFC) - English Language ability such that able to read and understand safety information, technical manuals and data, and communicate clearly with colleagues to enable a safe environment. Application Process If you have the above skills and wish to be considered for this position or find out more details then please submit your CV We will endeavour to contact all applicants however if you do not hear from me within two weeks then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.

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