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Automation Engineer Industrial Placement

Job description

What does an Automation Engineer industrial placement have to offer?
Working within the Automation team you will be part of the project team delivering a range of new equipment across the site e.g. installing and validating new packaging line control systems. You will develop knowledge in the programming of automation systems including Siemens PLCs and PCS7 systems as well as industrial network design and configuration including Industrial Ethernet, Profibus and open communications.

As an Automations Engineer, you will work with and learn from an experienced team of technicians, operators and engineers from multiple disciplines; they will coach and mentor you during your year to help you achieve your potential.

You will be applying the skills you already have and developing new skills such as; team working, effective communication and time management.

Details of role at the site
Barnard Castle - this role will be to work as part of the central Automation project team. You will be instrumental in the delivery of new equipment across this diverse New Product Introduction (NPI) Site working within cross functional teams. You will see the full project lifecycle from the specification, delivery, installation and validation of the equipment through to its commercial use.

You will consider safety, quality and commercial aspects throughout your assignment in this key area for the Sites future. Cyber security will have a high focus, minimising risks through firewall and VLAN configuration. Digital initiatives may also be a focus area covering OPC servers and Aspentech IP21 configuration.

What we are looking for

  • Studying for a degree in a control, automation, systems, electrical, electronic engineering or IT related subject.
  • You will have completed a minimum of two years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.

Desirable criteria

  • Strong people skills
  • PLC / PC / Programming experience
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical production processes and current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP)
  • Time management and organisational skills

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Barnard Castle
Competitive salary

How to apply

The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place during the week starting the 18 of November 2019.

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.
Applications will closed when we have filled our assessment centre dates.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 16 October 2019

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Closing date:  16 October 2019

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