Automation Technician

Deeside, Chester, Cheshire

+++Salary increased from previous advert posting+++

Automation Technician – Shift Based – Permanent – Deeside / Chester Area – £45-55k + Quarterly Bonus Scheme + 10% Employer Pension Contribution + Private Medical = £57-67k package

Samuel Frank is recruiting for an Automation Technician to a join a globally recognised manufacturing company with a large base in the Deeside / Chester area.

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

Key skills required for the Automation Technician position include;

  • Experience of fault-finding and modifying PLCs (of any of the major PLC manufacturers) – essential
  • Experience of AC or DC inverter drives, fault finding, commissioning and programming
  • Understanding of relay logic and the ability to fault-find from Engineering drawings – P&IDs, Electrical Schematics and control loop diagrams – essential
  • Instrumentation knowledge, maintaining and fault-finding control loops
  • SCADA and HMI – modifications, changes etc. – essential
  • Methodical fault-finding skills – essential
  • Good knowledge of health and safety

The Automation Technician position will be based on the following 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, you’re not working for nearly 6 months of the year, ideal for someone with hobbies or projects outside of work!

You’ll 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).

What that means is that you’ll have up to 90 days off per year, as part of the 5 x 18 days, plus every other 4 days off work, meaning you’ll be at work for around 26 weeks of the year.

The company is committed to the training and development of their team. You will receive regular, specialist training on current and emerging technologies, an annual salary review, 10% employer pension contribution as well as gym membership and a range of staff discounts at some major UK brands.

If this sounds like you and you’re an experienced Automation Technician with good PLC knowledge, combined with sound Electrical experience, then please send your CV for immediate review.

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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