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Controls Engineer / Software Engineer - UK Wide (Home Based)

Manufacturing / Production - Engineering Design / Development
Ref: 936 Date Posted: Friday 10 Nov 2017
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Entrust People are recruiting for a Controls / Software Engineer to join a developing and growing business with a reputation as a leading designer and manufacturer of high speed automated machinery at their Buckinghamshire facility.


Working in a dedicated team of industry professionals, the successful candidate will provide a creative and problem-solving solution to a range of ground breaking projects. Primarily you will assist in the development of specialist bespoke equipment. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious controls/software engineer to further their career within a fast-paced environment.


Duties of role

·         Deliver control and safety systems which comply with the appropriate national and international standards

·         Be responsible for the creation and development of machine electrical and software solutions for special purpose automated machinery projects.

·         Programme and commission various robots and PLC systems.

·         Test and debug software applications and produce detailed test plans

·         Produce software documentation

·         Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers and team members

·         Be responsible for testing within the factory test and on customer sites

·         Be part of a team dedicated to delivering projects to plan and budget


What you’ll bring to the role:

·         HND/Degree in Electrical, Electronic or Software Engineering or equivalent experience.

·         A proven track record of successfully delivering machine control system projects to required timescale and budget

·         Electrical design understanding and electrical fault finding.

·         Experience working with PLC and software applications in Siemens or Allen Bradley (preferably both) - Will be tested practically at interview.

·         Ideally knowledge and experience of some of the following:

Robotic systems

HMI development

Ethernet devices

Vision Systems

Communications protocols (e.g. TCP/IP)

Configuration of networks

Electrical design

Machine safety standards

Motion control equipment

·         Experience of automation and production machinery design, ideally with a hands-on approach.

·         Ideally have object oriented programming ability.

·         Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail and data accuracy

·         Effective interpersonal relationship skills to create a positive and productive team-oriented environment with all departments

·         A proactive and flexible approach to work and be comfortable with a dynamic environment with constantly changing priorities

·         Working on the full project lifecycle of projects - design, development, commissioning, customer training and support

·         The ability to work on your own initiative



What we expect from you:

·         A proactive can-do attitude.

·         A positive and determined work ethic

·         A professional approach

·         A commitment to excellence in all that you do

·         A team player, willing to continuously and proactively collaborate, share, and seek information and guidance

·         Self-driven to make a significant contribution to maximising customer service

·         Willing and able to travel to customer sites both nationally and internationally for commissioning and post commissioning support.