2021-06-07 10:31:24

Job Overview

Controls and Automation Manager
£38K – £45K

One of the Europe's leading FMCG manufacturer's based in Manchester are looking for a Control and Automation Manager to join their business. You will manage all site Controls and Automation systems ensuring they are fit for purpose at all times. Leading the development and implementation of Controls and Automation new projects and existing application.

Your responsibilities will be

Ensure technical knowledge is kept up to date in the field of Controls and Automation
Use the site data (Operations and Engineering) to drive improvements in H&S, Quality, Cost, Performance and Delivery. Use of systems such as Pirana, SAP and budgetary accounts.
Ensure site risk is managed for all site control and automation systems. Ensuring each have a maintenance plan, Archived back-ups with implementation procedure, obsolesce review with short term and long term plans and training plan for onsite engineers with documented procedures.
Appropriate level of 3rd party/OEM support
Provide critical spares stock holding recommendations. Demonstrating consideration to equipment running requirements, lead times, critical spares and costs.
Calibration certification
Ensure all control and automation system are working to realise full levels of capability
Actively seek cost saving opportunities on equipment, process and ways of working. Building up to full CAPEX project where required.
Develop training plan for in-house engineers with clearly defined levels of capability
Support CI and reliability improvements and in the event of any changes/ modifications, ensure they are captured in relevant systems documentation and change control process followed
Ensure FDS and URS documentation is produced for each controls and automation elements of projects. With clear sign offs against from all 3rd party suppliers/OEMs
Support site with technical expertise on fault finding and route cause investigation on Control and Automation systems.
Skills and Education we are looking for

Minimum 5 years' experience working in a controls and automation role in an FMCG industry
Minimum HNC Qualification in Electrical/Electronic Controls and Automation
Demonstrable experience of obsolescence and business continuity plans for Controls and Automation systems.
Good knowledge of MS Office and general PC skills with SAP knowledge.
Experience and knowledge in:-

Siemens S7 (Classic and TIA Portal) & HMI panels
Mitsubishi PLCs (FX and A Series) & HMI panels
Allen Bradley (SLC & Compact Logix)
B&R Automation & HMI panels
Allen Bradley HMI Panels
Ifix Scada Package
WinCC Scada Package
Industrial Ethernet Based Communication
RS232 & RS485 Serial Protocols
CANBUS Serial Protocols
Remote I/O
Level, pressure, temperature, flow and analytical.
P&ID Drawings
3 Phase 400v systems
Motor Control (DOL, Star Delta, Inverters)
Servo Motor Control (AC + DC Servos)
Safety Circuits & Safety PLCs
Reading Electrical Schematic Drawings
ATEX / DSEAR Risk Assessments
Machinery Safety Risk Assessments
Software Change Process control
Engineering Report Writing and root cause analysis.

If this sounds like you and you'd like to find out more then please contact Lauren Ballard at Vantage Consulting on (phone number removed) or email


2021-06-07 10:31:24

Middleton, Greater Manchester

Job Detail
  • Offerd Salary0- £15,000
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • ExperienceLess than 1 Year
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