Automation and Process Control Engineer |Negotiable

Automation and Process Control Engineer

Additional Information

Location: Thetford

Salary: £45,000 – £48,000 + Benefits

Hours: Full Time

Job Type: Permanent


Reporting to the Automation and Process Control Technical Lead, this Engineer will work on a wide range of projects spanning process, automation, facilities and utilities. They will work on PLC and Microprocessor controlled system both from a design/specification aspect on new projects to process improvement/re-engineering of existing systems. They will work on self-managed projects as well as being a key technical representative on large engineering project teams.

The Engineer will be responsible for supporting technical specification, capital and schedule management. They will be resourceful and will identify and implement value improvement opportunities and will be a key technical resource in a high volume, highly regulated, healthcare operation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage system automation and control projects to the highest standards of capital management, schedule compliance and system handover criteria.
  • Provide technical expertise on key engineering projects
  • Develop technical specifications in the area of instrumentation and control
  • Take active role in key process improvement projects.
  • Support maintenance in resolution of control and instrumentation issues where necessary
  • Expand the knowledge base of craft by identifying training needs and both directly and indirectly provide this training.

Job Requirements

Qualifications Required:

  • Degree in electrical, electronic or control systems engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 2-3 years experience in a similar field

Skills / Experience:

  • High degree of competency in PLC operation and philosophy, hardware and Software
  • Experience with Schematics Wiring and Circuitry
  • Experience with Automation, robotics and Servo Loop controls
  • Experience in the area of SCADA, Process Control Systems, HMI & Distributed Control
  • Working knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Experience of working in a validated environment, with validation document generation experience
  • Competency in IT hardware troubleshooting and repair


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team Oriented
  • Motivated
  • Results Driven
  • Able to work in a high volume manufacturing setting with limited direct supervision

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