Automation Engineer

Purpose of the role is to… • Contribute to a team effort in creating bespoke, special purpose machines to automate the manufacture of high value, low volume and complex Power Unit (PU) assemblies • Predominantly to fulfil the programming requirements of the machines • Be instrumental in defining the specification of the control systems • Identify new and emerging technologies that can be used to bolster automation at HPP • Liaise with suppliers and system integrators to help deliver automation projects • Be instrumental in delivering machines to relevant directives to ensure compliance with the upmost safety

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Job no: 494011
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brixworth
Department: Engine Build (Div)




Be skilled at…

  • PLC, HMI and NC systems in preferably Beckhoff TwinCat.  Other systems experience will be considered;
  • Programming in structured text.

Have experience of…

  •       Industrial automation or machine building;
  • Control system design;
  • Safety systems.

Demonstrate knowledge of…

  • Machine vision;
  • Robotics;
  • Industrial machine design;
  • Data logging of machine variables.

Hold these qualifications…

  • BEng in some form of Automation Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Software Engineering or Mechatronics degree;
  • HNC qualifications with several years of industrial experience will be considered.


  • Excellent understanding of engineering first principles;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Self-motivated, adaptable and creative with an impetus to adopt new and emerging technologies.


Success in this role will be if you… (deliverables)

  • Deliver control systems in a timely manner with the specified quality and specification;
  • Create processes and systems that increase repeatability, quality and precision of PU assemblies;
  • Identify control system elements to improve machine functionality;


Additional information…

  • As a person you will have the impetus to deliver truly revolutionary systems;
  • Demonstrate an ability to embrace change and rise to challenges set by your line manager;
  • Have high interpersonal skills, self-motivated and constantly strives for perfection;

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