Controls Engineer

Midlands Permanent

Controls Engineer with Drives experience – Permanent – North Staffordshire – c.£35-45k DOE + profit related bonus

Samuel Frank Associates have been instructed by a North Staffordshire based system integrator to find a new addition for their controls team. We’re looking for Controls Engineer with sound working knowledge of AC/DC variable speed drives who can set up & configure drives on their clients’ sites. The successful Controls Engineer is likely to have experience in heavy industries such as metal production, printing and/or paper etc. Other industry experience could also be suitable.

Key responsibilities of the Controls Engineer include -

  • Set up PLC and VSD interaction – including some PLC software writing
  • Set up VSD speed and tension control
  • Have knowledge of a range of drives – some of the following; AC, DC and Servo, Siemens (Sinamics), ABB (e.g. Commander, Unidrive, Epsilon, Mentor), Rockwell, CT and SSD)
  • System configuration, including PLC and SCADA configurations to meet project requirements
  • Identifying any functionality changes to be made to core software or core PLC code

The client’s customers are predominantly based in the North of England and Wales, so any site work will involve short term visits rather than spending weeks/months away at a time.

They have customers in various sectors including chemical, water and steel so they’re not tied to one industry; giving them opportunities to expand in growing industries if one sector they operate in really kicks on.

This opportunity will suit a capable a Controls Engineer who is comfortable dealing face to face with customers and has the technical ability to deliver small to medium size projects from start to finish.

The client’s premises are easily commutable from the following locations – Stoke, Congleton, Crewe, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek, Middlewich and Nantwich.

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