Automation Engineer – Deeside/Chester

Deeside/Chester
Permanent

Automation Engineer – Shift Based – 2 days/2 nights/4 off plus 5 x 18 day blocks off per year – Deeside / Chester Area – requires PLC experience

£53-56k + Quarterly Bonus Scheme (up to 13% of salary) + 10% Employer Pension Contribution + Private Medical = £65-75k package + salary review in 2025

Samuel Frank is recruiting for an Automation Engineer to a join a globally recognised manufacturing company with a large base in the Deeside / Chester area. We’ve successfully introduced two new Automation Engineers to this team over the last 6 months and due to a promotion, we’re now recruiting for a second new addition.

PLC knowledge is a vital requirement – the successful Automation Engineer will be able to connect a laptop, interrogate code and make modifications to the PLC code.

Key aspects of the Automation Engineer position include –

  • Experience of fault-finding and modifying PLCs (of any of the major PLC manufacturers) – essential
  • Understanding of relay logic and the ability to fault-find from Engineering drawings – P&IDs, Electrical Schematics and control loop diagrams – essential
  • Experience of AC or DC inverter drives – fault finding/commissioning
  • Instrumentation knowledge, maintaining and fault-finding control loops
  • You will receive regular, specialist training on current and emerging technologies, an annual salary review, 10% employer pension contribution and a range of staff discounts with some major UK brands.
  • If you contribute 6% of your salary, the company will contribute an additional 10% per year to your pension
  • The working pattern (your first 6 months are likely to be “days” whilst you get up to speed though) – 2 days, 2 nights, 4 days off. You will also have 5 x 18 day breaks throughout the year, with the 4 days off, plus the 5 x 18 day breaks, means you’re not working for nearly 6 months of the year, ideal for someone with hobbies or projects outside of work!
  • The successful Automation Engineer will be paid for 150 hours at the beginning of the year as upfront overtime payments, throughout the year, you may be asked to work or attend training on some of the 18-day breaks (on the basis that you will have already been paid).

The company is located in the North West and is easily commutable from the following places; Deeside, Chester, Wrexham, Ellesmere Port, Broughton, Liverpool, Northwich, Runcorn, Widnes and Warrington.

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