Controls Engineer / PLC Programmer

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  • £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
  • Posted 37 days ago

Industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world’s most successful companies. Using their extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services, including pre-automation and after-sales services, to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, food & beverage, transportation, consumer products, and energy.

Our client employs over 6,500 people at 60 manufacturing facilities and over 80 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China.


As a Controls Engineer of a highly motivated, dynamic, multi-disciplined team, you will design and develop world-class aftermarket automation solutions. Duties involve contributing to retrofit/upgrading machine concepts, design of control software, integration of software with electrical and mechanical systems, process development and machine installation at customer sites worldwide. Programming and integration assignments involve leading-edge technologies and processes utilizing PLC’s, PC’s, robotics, motion controllers, vision systems, laser, and other controllers. In addition, programming assignments may involve PC computers, and various third-party test instruments or data acquisition devices separately or in combination.

You are the right person for the job if …

… you enjoy bringing machines to life.

… you consider yourself organized.

… you consider yourself focused and driven to succeed.

… you are looking for a place to make a contribution.

… you find enjoyment in figuring out how to get the job done.

… you are flexible and happy to travel to different sites as required.

… you can collaborate with other team members to achieve success with the project.

Responsibilities will include:

* Develop architecture of controls system (including large, multi-machine systems)
* Programming of PLC, HMI, and Robots
* Contribute with your fellow engineers to improve standards and processes.
* Perform field service work as required for installation, modification, and service of systems.
* Willingness and ability to travel as required to different clients facilities across the UK / Ireland to assist in machine re-commissioning at customer sites.


* Preferred college degree in electrical engineering, engineering related field or equivalent experience.
* Six (6) years of automation experience.
* Proficiency in Allen Bradley / Siemens PLC’s, HMI’s Servo Control.
* Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, & Excel.
* Ability to read, speak, write, & understand English in a professional manner.


* Competitive compensation package (£50K – £60K – negotiable)
* Medical/Dental/Vision
* Paid Holiday
* Company Pension
* Reimbursement for PPE
* Employee Referral Program
* Wellness Reimbursement
* Training Reimbursement
* Opportunities for career advancement

Talos is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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