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Automation Engineer

Job Title: Automation Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ellesmere
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Start Date: asap
REF: BBBH11598_1677078585
Contact Name: Sharon McDonough
Contact Email:
Job Published: 30 days ago

Job Description

Automation Engineer



Our client based in Ellesmere is currently looking to add an Automation Engineer to their very successful manufacturing team. As a key team member within the R&D function, you will be part of a multinational enterprise who can offer good progression, personal development, and job security.

This exciting opportunity is a hybrid role, offering the successful applicant an opportunity to join a forward thinking, innovation design and manufacturing organisation on a permanent basis.

Key Duties:

  • Own and manage the creation of automation solutions to support the progression of New Product Development, from concept to implementation.
  • Own and manage resolution of product issues including obsolescence, with a drive to improve reliability, performance, and cost optimisation.
  • Create technical drawings in AutoCAD/Inventor and design specifications, for automation elements, including electrical and pneumatic schematics.
  • Co-ordinate the design cross functionally, as well as with external development partners and suppliers.
  • Lead prototyping, in-house testing, field testing and compliance testing
  • Ensure all design solutions are compliant with all relevant standards
  • Prepare and execute validation plans for design solutions
  • Prepare Engineering change documentation
  • Actively participate in R&D projects
  • Liaise and provide technical direction to other departments including Field Support Centre, Operations and Purchasing.

The candidate:

  • Must have previous experience in a 'Automation Engineer' position or similar
  • Ideally, have an Engineering Degree or relevant experience (will not discount candidate who has started their career as apprentice and progressed to Automation Engineer)
  • Will consider experienced candidates from any Automation manufacturing background
  • Experience in 2D CAD
  • Fully competent in schematic drawings from concept design and development through to completion
  • PLC Programming experience
  • Testing and verification/validation experience

On offer:

  • Hybrid Working (work from home 1 to 2 days per week)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance, subject to participating in the Company pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.

Please note that calls to and from the offices of Morgan Ryder Associates Ltd. may be monitored or recorded. This is to ensure compliance with regulatory procedures, record business transactions and for training purposes.