Electrical PLC Controls Engineer

Our client is an industry-leading manufacturing business based in Leicester with a multimillion-pound turnover and impressive growth plans, supported with large-scale investment and an existing established network of manufacturing facilities across the UK.
They are now seeking to appoint two highly skilled Electrical PLC Controls Engineer on a DAYS ONLY shift who has very strong knowledge and experience of electrical and PLC systems.

The working culture is friendly, and one that encourages the sharing of best practices, whilst providing a platform for continuous learning and development.
What’s In It for You?

Salary circa – £50,000 per annum, bonus circa £2,000, pension matched up to 10%, life cover, cycle to work scheme and 22 days additional annual leave per annum
Current average overtime rates total £9,000
Basic, bonus and average overtime totals circa £61,000+
Days-based position – NO NIGHTS
Shift Pattern and Working hours - 4 On 4 Off – Days Only - 06:00 – 18:00
Extensive training and personal development are available, including accredited training and career development plans for those who want it.
Level 3 PLC training
Siemens S7 training is available.

Position Overview The role will be working as part of the Maintenance Team providing ‘Hands-on’ Electrical & PLC Technical support to both Production and other internal functions throughout the Factory.

You will be solely working with electrical installations, fault finding, and repair of PLC controlled machinery, within a manufacturing environment.

The workload as an estimate will be balanced out Project work 60/40 projects, 70/30 projects lead.

Experience of installing servo drives and projects, capex improvements, HMI, and profibus is all required! Also providing plant-wide electrical maintenance service, departmental support and repairs on a wide range of machinery such as conveyor-based systems, hydraulic presses, moulding machines and packaging machinery, ensuring that all production targets are maintained.
Experience and Qualification Required

Recognised Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship & Qualification or equivalent level 3 qualification – NVQ, City and Guilds, HNC/HND etc
PLC Fault finding experience is essential
You will need strong skills and experience with breakdowns, fault finding, and changing of PLC parameters specifically.
Experience of installing servo drives and projects, capex improvements, HMI, and profibus is all required!
The ability to work within a fast-paced manufacturing environment undertaking PPM and TPM activities
High degree of Health & Safety awareness.
Ability to fault find, repair and provide solutions to electrical machinery problems


  • Location: Leicester, England
  • Salary: £50000.00 - £61000.00 per annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: E3 Recruitment
  • Posted: 19-Jan-2023
  • Posted on: careers4a.com