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Controls Engineer

Ref no. BHN545865
Location Southampton, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Controls Engineer
PLC - Siemens TIA
£45,000 to £56,000
Permanent Position

Key skills required for this role

PLC SIEMENS TIA Controls and Automation


PLC SIEMENS TIA Controls and Automation

Job description

Controls Engineer
PLC - Siemens TIA
£45,000 to £56,000
Permanent Position

Description of Role: Automation Software Engineer
We are seeking an Automation Software Engineer to join our team to produce and commission automation projects for our equipment in the pharmaceutical industry. The scope of this position covers all aspects of control systems engineering from requirement specification through design, test and commissioning and will likely involve some travel both in the UK and overseas.

The role will be working as part of a small team based in our regional Automation Hub in Southampton, to deliver control systems to support the Projects group and to also provide global support to other Systems companies as required. The role involves working in an ISO 9001 quality environment and complying with industry expectations for documentation and quality expectations.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:
Your duties will include, but not be limited to - reviewing and establishing the project scope and deliverables, design and write PLC, HMI and SCADA control system software, produce required documentation (e.g. functional design specifications, software specifications, manuals), documented software testing, carry out testing and acceptance with customer, provide support for the on-site commissioning and qualification of the equipment, commissioning of systems, train customer maintenance and operator staff, implement changes on site to electrical panels when required.

Qualifications & Experience:
The successful candidates will have a proven background in control systems-related software design for process/equipment control in the Life Sciences industry or a similar process control industry.

Experience in the following areas are considered essential
- Siemens TIA PLC programming using LAD/STL, Siemens Step 7 PLC Programming using LAD/STL, Siemens TIA HMI configuration, Siemens WinCC Flexible HMI configuration, Allen Bradley Control Logix PLCs, control system testing. A good working knowledge of standard software products is assumed i.e. Microsoft Office.

Experience with or knowledge of the following areas would be considered an advantage - Siemens TIA PLC Programming, iFIX SCADA, WinCC, VB, VBA, MS SQL, electrical hardware design, commissioning and qualification activities and some understanding of Life Science industry regulatory requirements i.e. GAMP, FDA.

Ideally the applicant should possess the following:
* Relevant HNC/D
* Five plus years of relevant software design experience
* Highly motivated, with excellent communication and organization skills.
* Creative approach to problem solving, and work well under pressure
* Experience of commissioning and fault finding on industrial equipment
* Experience of Automation project delivery across the entire project lifecycle

For more information please contact Kieran Duggan at Matchtech Recruitment on 01489 898162 or apply now to submit your CV

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