Job Role: Controls Engineer

Location: Leicestershire (LE8)

Working Hours: (Days) Mon-Thurs 07:30-17:30, Friday 07:30-12:30.

Pay: £35-48K Salary DOE

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Role

A job for a Controls Engineer has become available in the Leicester area. The Controls Engineer (CE) is a key member of the Engineering Team producing coding and systems to support the functionality and usability of CNC and automated machine systems. The role is site based in Leicestershire.

Essential Job Responsibilities

The CE performs the major functions listed below. The position may require additional duties/responsibilities that may not be outlined below, but this summarises the key points:

  • PLC Controller Programming

  • Programming, managing, and diagnosing communications between the CNC unit and Machine process control hardware on the EDM, Laser. Camera systems.

  • Develop control of I/O systems

  • User Interface / HMI programming

  • Basic troubleshooting of the control systems used in the production of cooling holes for Turbine blades etc.

  • Meeting Health and Human Services, Environmental Health and Safety and/or all other applicable regulatory requirements

The Candidate

  • Experience in control systems on machine tools

  • Knowledge industrial automation systems essential with specialist understanding and experience of Beckhoff control systems and hardware a distinct advantage.

  • Understand the principles behind automatic control, and how it operates. Knowing how to create open-loop and closed-loop control systems that enable the creation of bespoke and accurate control systems.

  • Logical and systematic approach to problem solving. Ability to share this with colleagues and customers alike.

  • Proficient level of other computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Good analytical, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate technical issues in an easy-to-understand manner.

  • The Control engineer should be particularly attentive, ensuring that any programming or functionality testing they complete is reliable.

  • Resourceful, with the ability to work independently.

  • Strong time management skills.

  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Decision-making, problem resolution and creative thinking skills

  • Ethical and trustworthy.

Client Overview

Our client is a world leader drilling technology company that specialise in cooling holes for Jet Engines and Gas Turbines. They were established in 2002 and moved to a purpose-built facility in 2019 accommodating a new showroom, research centre and increased production capability to satisfy international demand. All their machines are designed and manufactured in Leicester. They can also offer customers in-house process development, turnkey solutions and process application innovation. Their team of design, software, mechanical, electronic and application engineers give them the ability to offer total in-house solutions.


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