Automation Engineer

Location Manchester
Job Type Contract
Salary £45 - 50 per hour
Reference 12103216

Automation Engineer

3-month contract +

Location: Manchester

Rate: £40 - £50 p/h (Limited Co.)

Shifts: Days only(40hrs) + OT available

Automation/ Controls/ Electrical / manufacturing / FMCG / maintenance / machinery

Our client is key player within the food manufacturing secotr, based in the North West, Manchester.

For this position, you will require to conduct the following duties:

  • Reactive support for site automation issues within a clear escalation
  • Demonstrate a structured problem solving approach
  • Ownership of minor (site managed) automation Capex projects through the full project life cycle
  • Support project delivery of other site projects with automation elements
  • Facilitating site activities to centrally delivered Capex projects
  • Maintain and monitor use of automation and electrical system software and documentation version control systems.
  • Liaise with the Automation Development team providing a site perspective to the ongoing development of the group automation and electrical standards
  • Ensure compliance with group electrical and automation standards of site delivered projects and general improvement works
  • Responsible for obsolescence management within the roadmap. Liaison with the Automation Development Team to ensure site criticality is a key element of the group level
  • Ownership of the site level Obsolescence and Improvements Plan focusing on the next level of controls (VSDs, servo drives, instrumentation etc.)
  • Evaluate performance data to feed into automation OE activity to deliver improvements inefficiency and operability within production
  • Ownership of site panel risk assessment register, periodic health checks and remedial/improvement actions
  • Specialist automation support to site improvement initiatives
  • Utilise specialist skills and systems access to validate and analyse site data, for example to support quality improvement activities

The successful person will need to have the following attributes:

  • Exfellent experience working within Automation, preferably from a Food manufacturing background
  • Strong Health and Safety awareness
  • Able to work autonomously, with a ‘right first time’ mentality
  • Experience within fast paced manufacturing & production environments
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills working alongside production staff and shift supervisors
  • Reliable, punctual, team player, and professional attitude
  • Require your own tools

The benefits of this position:

  • Opportunity to work with a highly reputable organisation, and repeat contract work to meet future business demands/workloads
  • Autonomy to get on with the job, whilst working as part of good team
  • Busy reactive maintenance environment
  • Outside IR35 – suitable for Limited company contractor

I am looking to speak to talented Automation engineers/ Controls Engineers, who are looking for a rewarding and challenging contract position. For more information, please contact Jon Caruso ATA Recruitment.

ATA is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation