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Job Description:



Controls Engineer
Food and Beverage

Hertfordshire
Permanent Position
£45000 to £55000


Our Automation and Control teams are responsible for all aspects of the software that directly controls the material handling equipment that makes the our online shopping solution unique. We are seeking a passionate PLC Engineer to contribute to the needs of the business by working as part of our extraordinary team on designated software development projects, with an emphasis on writing robust, effective code, and developing, maintaining, deploying and supporting high-quality software systems.

What will I be doing?
Designing electrical machines and systems for products that are required for customer fulfilment centres.
Team Responsibilities:
Working with the Team Lead and Product Manager to:
Keep system quality high
Foster collaboration within the team and with engineers from other teams.
Learn and understand engineering principles such as:
Continuous improvement
Fail fast philosophy
Design for manufacturing
Design for operation
Rapid Prototyping
Product Scope:
Define cable routing within the control panel and external machine using Eplan SmartWire
Check all modifications and new designs are fully detailed and documented. Schedule and lead technical project reviews based on the project deliverables and milestones
Technical Scope:
Internalise and maintain electrical drawings provided by third parties into our standards.
Designing by Selecting and configuring controls, power and safety system architecture for new automation equipment for AC & DC systems.
Identifying new ideas to improve our products, and producing reference designs to prove and implement these concepts.
Helping develop a rapid and flexible development process.
Preparing for manufacture (Bill of Materials, Harness drawings) and working with external suppliers.
Designing automated machines, their sub systems or their components using control systems, machinery systems and sub-systems
Specifying and selecting electrical components, for EU and International applications
Power calculations and budgeting.
Conducting and participating in design review for new product designs and changes/modifications to existing designs.
Solving engineering problems plus relevant investigation activities, and present root cause analysis and solutions.
Approving and signing off drawings.
Supporting the transfer to a contract manufacturer for machines with production volumes from 10 offs to 10000s
Working with relevant regulations.
Be able to review design outputs from both internal and external design resources.
Advising on test procedures and test rigs
Support development of design verification test plans.

What we offer you
Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we've ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;
Hybrid Working patterns (varies depending on your role/team)
30 days Work from Anywhere policy
Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme
25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
Private Medical Insurance
22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete)
Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
Cycle to Work Scheme
Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City office
Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)

For more information or to apply contact Kieran Duggan at matchtech on 01489 898162 or apply now by submitting your CV

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    No

  • Industry Sector Other

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