Principal Engineer

North West Permanent

Lead / Principal Engineer - Special Purpose Machinery - Permanent - Lancashire - £55-60k + Health Plan/Bens

Samuel Frank Associates is now recruiting for a Lead / Principal Engineer to join a very successful and award winning special purpose machine manufacturer in Lancashire.

The role of Lead / Principal Engineer requires experience in some of the following areas;

  • Take a Lead Engineer role in the design of LV machine control systems whilst managing a team of Control Engineers.
  • Manage large projects from start to finish (occasional trips to site when required – you’ll be mainly office based)
  • Develop company standards on technical development – be the technical authority on multiple projects/machines
  • Be happy to get technically involved when projects demand
  • Mentor and coach team members
  • Preferably a ‘Time Served’ Electrical Engineer
  • Must be HNC / HND or Degree qualified in Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • A proven track record in the design and build of bespoke, special purpose machinery

Your technical experience is likely to include some/most of the following;

  • Produce electrical schematic diagrams, using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Produce all aspects of design /documentation for electrical machine assembly and wiring.
  • Specification of drive and motor sizes.
  • Design and produce PLC software (ideally having had experience of Siemens Motion Control / Simotion)  
  • Produce customer documentation, including manuals and operating instructions
  • Produce and provide on-site training on equipment and processes

This client is leading the way in the region in terms of investment in their facilities and providing market leading and innovative solutions for their customers. The company promotes strong, positive values across the teams as well as an environment which encourages innovation and a solutions driven mindset.

The Lead / Principal Engineer is easily commutable from the following places with Lancashire and Greater Manchester – Bury, Bolton, Rochdale, Blackburn, Burnley & Preston.

Please apply today for salary details and an immediate response.

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