Senior Automation Engineer

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Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Newton Aycliffe, Durham
Closing Date: 10/06/2024

Job Description

The primary focus of this role is to identify opportunities in the current and future manufacturing process to maximise the benefits from Automation. Together with Managing the design, manufacture, installation and running of the identified automation.


• Supply or produce production equipment to manufacture Robotic lawnmowers.
• Specification, Control and purchase of Automation equipment needed in the manufacturing process.
• Continuous improvement of all production equipment resulting in increased efficiency and improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness.
• Working in a team collaborating in new product introductions and design for automated manufacture. Supporting junior members of the Engineering team.
• Ensure all equipment is UKCA marked with all the necessary documentation. Support manufacturing and maintenance with all necessary training and information.
• Using product test specifications to create product testing equipment and Poka Yoke

Required knowledge, skills or experience

• Good communicator, both verbal and written
• Good understanding and experience in CE or UKCA and PUWER marking of Equipment built in-house or purchased.
• A good understanding of Robotics
• Siemens PLC programming including Profinet devices
• Safety standards and machine directive.
• Either a relevant degree, or several years’ experience in Engineering.
• A sound knowledge of Excel; Power Point & Word

Additional Information

Location: Newton Aycliffe

Hours of work:
• 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Thursday
• 8:00am – 1:30pm Friday

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Gem Partnership Ltd who are trading as a recruitment business.
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