PLC/Automation Controls Engineer - Hertfordshire

Job Title: PLC/Automation Controls Engineer - Hertfordshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - East of England, Hertfordshire
Salary: 35000 - 40000
REF: 122497
Contact Name: Gemma Howells
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Job Published: over 4 years ago

PLC/Automation Controls Engineer

An interesting opportunity has recently become available for a Controls Engineer to join a successful Pharmaceuticals company in the Hertfordshire area, the role will be offered by a leading FM service provider. The successful candidate will provide a cost-effective service to maintain service, operate, improve and control existing plant in a safe and compliant manner on a day shift basis.  Ensure the supply of utilities to assist the development divisions to secure the Company’s objective.
Role Summary:
  • Identification of development needs and continuous improvement to meet requirements of the role
  • Utilization of current Appraisal & performance management system.
  • Engagement with communication tools used for dissemination of relevant site information (e.g. safety talks, tool box talks, PDRs)
  • Implementation and use of current and emerging IT platforms for Compliance, Safety and Operation of all plant
  • Report accidents and Near Misses using established site systems
  • Undertake calibration and maintenance tasks in line with current SOP requirements
  • Utilisation of Beamex system to assist in site critical device maintenance
  • Generation and maintenance of device master lists
  • Respond to and report on daily Stability room deviations
  • Fault diagnosis and rectification to device level on plant and equipment
  • Compilation and escalation of reports and plant data to Team Leader
  • Generate and maintain site critical alarm database
  • Proactive management of work orders incorporating BDM/Planning/OWA/6 week look ahead against agreed benchmarks (KPI’s/TLR etc.), and a full review of PPM for suitability.
  • Proactive Management of EH&S
  • Generation and resolution of OOR’s / CAPA’s. and Audit findings as required
  • Ensure high level of housekeeping in areas of responsibility
  • Utilization of General Permit to Works (GPTW)
  • Attendance at Safety meetings when required
  • Generation of Internal Purchase Orders
  • Assist with Third Party Management duties appertaining to reference instrument calibration
  • Management of finance in the following areas
  • Completion of Overtime request forms in a timely manner and subsequent timesheet submission
  • Materials/consumables requisitions after first obtaining quotes for approval
  • Cost avoidance and Cross charging
  • Change Management
  • Promote flexibility and agility within team
  • Cross area and cross site support where required to meet specific task requirements
  • Generation of skill GAP Analysis and promotion of operational solutions
  • Self-audits and corrective actions from external audits
  • Reviewing and recommendations for modification of SOP’s and work orders
  • Working in liaison with all central support functions
  • Attend meetings with customers and end users as and when required
  • Lead the generation and submission of continuous improvement ideas
Experience Required:
  • PLC experience – ideally Allen Bradley or Siemens
  • Pharma/Food/Manufacturing experience
  • Previous experience in building services engineering
  • HNC/HND or equivalent qualification
We look forward to receiving your application.