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ADVANCED AUTOMATION ENGINEER

We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for a Advanced Automation Engineer to join an Automotive business in the South Oxfordshire area :


JOB TITLE

Advanced Automation Engineer


SALARY  

£50,000


REPORTS TO      

Manufacturing Engineering Manager


DEPARTMENT

Quality & Manufacturing


ROLE PURPOSE


To support the business as subject matter expert, using manufacturing, PLC, Robotics, and IOT skills to support the automation strategy. To develop control specifications and strategy, develop equipment standards and templates. Training and mentoring junior Engineers ensuring that best practices are adopted.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES


Defining and leading the setup of medium and high-volume production environments and the development of control systems to ensure production is conducted safely, on time and on budget whilst ensuring best practice is adhered to.

  • Defining equipment specifications required to achieve the production requirements.

  • Defining software standards and templates

  • Supplier investigation and appointment to establish a robust and capable supply base for automation equipment.

  • Development of Functional, Detailed and Software Design Specifications.

  • Support FAT, SAT and commissioning of new equipment.

  • Develop with the Manufacturing Manager and the Advanced Automation Team designs, processes, systems, methodology, standards, training and pilots in the areas of:

  • Robotic Systems

  • AGVs

  • PLC

  • SCADA

  • IOT

  • Experience of contractor control and supervision.

  • Training and mentoring of junior Engineers.


EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS


Minimum 5 year’s experience gained in a mid / high volume manufacturing / production assembly environment.

  • Extensive knowledge of mid / high volume automation tools and techniques.

  • Extensive experience in specification and standards development.

  • Knowledge of modern PLC systems.

  • Knowledge of modern Robotics systems.

  • Industrial networking knowledge is desirable.

  • IOT knowledge is desirable but not essential.

  • A team player with the ability to work on own initiative, and able to influence others by demonstrating a positive “can do” attitude.

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work at pace in a multi-project environment.


This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out from time to time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities.


Reference ID: 319691

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