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We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for an Automation Engineer to join a leading system integration specialist for electrical and mechanical automation systems in Food and Drink and Parcel Distribution. 


Automation Engineer


£35,000 - £45,000




Reporting to the Design & Technical Manager, you will author and deploy software controls for industrial automation systems as well as deliver effective modifications to existing systems. This will involve your working across the full project lifecycle from developing our in-house programming services through testing to site commissioning. Additionally, you will collaborate on innovations within our product development and technical portfolio utilising Microsoft Power Platforms, SharePoint and Power Automate, for connecting associated cloud services through API technologies.


  • Programming of PLC's using Allen Bradley (Studio 5000) and Siemens (TIA Portal) platforms

  • Testing and debugging automation system controls

  • Analysing electrical drawings and schematics to ensure effective system integration

  • Provide technical support and guidance to clients during installation, commissioning, and operational phases of projects

  • Maintain knowledge of the latest industry trends and advancements in automation, PLC programming, HMI developments, and robotics

  • Adopt safe systems of work (RAMS)

  • Observe the requirements of any Permit to Work issued by site Duty Holders

  • Complete assigned tasks to schedule and report any issues or variations

  • Maintain positive relationships with client representatives and other third parties

  • Present to work in line with Elmleigh brand values


  • +5-Years’ experience in software authoring in similar industrial sectors

  • Proficiency with P&IDs and instrumentation/control equipment

  • Knowledge of the implementation of IEC 61131 with understanding of “S88 Batch” and “State Machine” methodology

  • Knowledge of other PLC programming languages (e.g., Ladder diagram, Structured Text, Function Block Diagram) and familiarity with industrial communication protocols (e.g., Ethernet IP, Profinet, Modbus, Profibus).

  • Proficient IT skills and experience in using MS Power Automate, MS VBA and cloud technology API’s

  • Good organisational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • A team player and customer focused

  • Clean Driving Licence


  • Certifications in PLC programming, HMI development, Scada development

  • BTEC, HNC or Diploma in Software Engineering or evidence of an equivalent 'time served' engineering qualifications

  • CSCS Card or equivalent and valid site safety passport (Desirable)


Already a proven industrial automation specialist, you will have a strong background in automation engineering, preferably with demonstrable experience from a similar industrial sector. You will have experience of assisting in the technical and commercial aspects across multiple concurrent projects and have provided your expertise to successfully navigate through the complexities of testing and commissioning phases.

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: 566684

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