Trainee Controls Engineer

£25k-£35k ~ £35k-£45k

Reporting to the Controls Engineering Manager, you will be working in a dedicated team of industry professionals,  providing a creative and problem-solving solution to a range of groundbreaking projects. Primarily you will assist in the development of specialist bespoke equipment. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to start their career in controls/software engineering within a fast-paced environment.
    • Support Controls Engineers in the creation and development of machine software solutions for special purpose automated machinery projects.
    • Support the Controls team to deliver control and safety systems which comply with the appropriate national and international standards
    • Support the sales team with technical input for generation quotations for new projects.
    • Support Controls Engineering with the design of the electrical and software elements of bespoke machinery based on customer requirements in line with project schedules.
    • Organize the purchase of materials for projects through the purchasing department, maintaining awareness of lead times so equipment is delivered in time.
    • Contribute to ensuring that the electrical and control systems elements of machines comply with applicable regulations.
    • Support the project team during commissioning activities to achieve successful FAT and SAT.
    • Contribute to project documentation such as FDS, Electrical schematics, test protocols, risk assessments, training material.
    • Reporting the progress of project work to the Controls Engineering Manager.
Throughout your traineeship, you will be expected to learn and develop towards being able to independently carry out the following Controls Engineer responsibilities:
    • Successfully delivering machine control system projects to required timescale and budget
    • Conducting assessments and generating technical documents to support compliance with the Machinery Directive and other British and international standards.
    • Gain proficiency in the use of Rockwell and Siemens programming platforms.
    • Integration of robotics into automation solutions.
    • Integration of vision systems into industrial automation.
    • Integration of servo drives into industrial automation.
    • Configuration of standard industrial IO network and bus systems.
    • Training customer employees in the use and maintenance of supplied equipment.
    • Provide technical controls support for existing customers.
    • HNC/Degree in Electrical, Electronic or Software Engineering.
    • Experience of automation and production machinery, ideally with a hands-on approach.
    • Knowledge of Controls or Software elements of production machinery design
    • Willing and able to travel to customer sites both nationally and internationally
    • Sound interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to prioritise work within tight timescales.
    • Salary – £30-35k 
    • Pension 
    • Income protection
    • Life Assurance
 To apply please forward your CV (in Word format) to –
TechMet is a dedicated Engineering and Technical Recruitment Consultancy.  
The consultant managing your application will be a MEng or MSc qualified Engineer with experience in industry.  They are professionally qualified to advise on your technical suitability for this role or other vacancies.  For a confidential conversation on this or any other roles in the pipeline please contact Sean Metrustry (Director) at TechMet on 028 9446 2620.