Controls Engineer

Ref No. BHN540320
Salary £0/annum
Location East Grinstead, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


Design Machines for Automotive Manufacture (new & modify existing)


The Job

Role: Controls Engineer

Salary: Excellent - Dependent on level of experience plus Bonus

Location: East Grinstead, West Sussex

Hours: 8am - 415pm. 3pm on Friday

Hybrid Working: 3 days office / 2 days home

Benefits: 8% Pension Contribution from the employer, 4% from the employee, Annual Bonus, 25 days holiday plus stats, Annual Pay rise.

The Business:

  • The wider group employees over 100,000 employees from many diverse backgrounds. Their business areas include Material Services, Industrial Components, Marine Systems, Steel & Automotive.

The Requirements:

  • To design control circuits for special purpose machines

  • To create functions list for machine control and populate with relevant cross referencing to controls circuits

  • To ensure safety both in designs and implementation in house and on customer sites

  • To provide guidance and advise on a technical level to other departments

  • To liaise with site teams to ensure smooth interaction between site and controls engineers

  • To interface with both in house sub contract staff and exterior design resources

  • To support other departments within the company including Sales, Purchasing, HR, Finance and Factory

  • To work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • To support the controls requirements for both powertrain and car body technology sides of the business


The manufacturing of assembly lines

Key Responsibilities/Competencies

  • Experience of working in controls design

  • Experience in special purpose design

  • Design Hardware circuits from the mechanical design concept and customer specifications (new & modify existing) with Eplan and AutoCAD packages is preferred

  • Reading / Understanding schematics

  • Ensure Safety, Safety critical investigations

  • PLC Programming

  • Commissioning and fault finding in house and on customer sites (50/50 split - all expenses covered)

  • Pneumatic / Hydraulic circuit design knowledge (desirable)

  • Understanding Pneumatic diagrams

  • Must be prepared to travel to Germany for training days

Other Responsibilities:

  • Design feasibility evaluation (FMEA, Safety Risk Assessments, Functions lists, Cycle timing diagrams, Calculations)

  • Requisitioning equipment

  • Technical Support (Onsite Engineering, Projects)

  • CAD Administration

  • Sales Proposal support

  • Documentation support

  • Purchasing/Procurement Support (technical input, supplier info)


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