Automation Maintenance Engineer

Job Reference: WM – 2048

Location: Maidstone

Salary: £Excellent

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Automation Maintenance Engineer


  • Provide technical support for all aspects of automation fault finding and improvement.
  • Ensure all automation projects are embedded with the local maintenance engineering teams for seamless handover.
  • Collaborate with the Engineering team in relation to PLC, HMI and control system upgrades.
  • Coordinate planned maintenance of automation with engineering and external resources.
  • Identify and coordinate automation training opportunities for self and engineering maintenance team.
  • Liaise with the Engineering Manager, Automation Project Engineer and Engineering Team Leader to plan workload.
  • Support the Automation project engineer in research & development into site wide automation possibilities.
  • Participate in Automation project teams to achieve the agreed project outcomes.
  • Support the Automation project engineer in design, specification and introduction of scalable automation and control systems.
  • Support the Automation project engineer in automation developments within the company group, external automation suppliers and wider manufacturing & warehouse operations.
  • Liaise with automation teams within the company group to share knowledge.
  • Update / improve existing automation.
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping within all automation areas.
  • Drive company values and promote an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Further Accountabilities and Responsibilities to be added as the role develops.

About You:

  • At least two key attributes of Humble, Hungry and (people) Smart must clearly demonstrated.
  • An understanding of machine / automation safety requirements (potentially IOSH or similar training, understanding of PUWER).
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical circuits, electronics, mechanics and computers and preferably qualified to a minimum HNC level in electrical, mechanical or computer engineering
  • Knowledge of PLC logic and programming (potential for training)
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex systems tests.
  • Ability to identify skills gaps and proactively develop own and wider team’s automation knowledge.
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • knowledge of IFS Maintenance system
  • Computer literate – knowledge of Excel and Word essential
  • Good Math and analytical skills

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

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Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK