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PLC Software Controls Engineer (Siemens S7) job in Essex or surrounding area

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Job Ref:  204695817
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Essex or surrounding area
Salary:  £30000 - £45000/annum + OTE £50k + pension + h/care + l/co
19/10/2016 02:13
PLC Software Controls Engineer (Siemens S7)

* Based or willing to relocate to Essex
* £30,000 - £45,000, c£50,000+ including overtime
* Pension (max 6%), health care, life cover, phone/laptop & 25 days' leave

My client is a leading provider of machinery supplied into a range of industrial manufacturing market sectors. My client specialises in design, manufacture, site installation and project management providing total turnkey solutions to blue chip customers around the world.

Established for over 30 years, this business generates an impressive £15m worth of annual sales and part of a global group generating annual sales in-excess of £70 million. This business has experienced significant growth over the past five years and as a result, they now need to strengthen the PLC Software Controls Department and looking to recruit an experienced Siemens S7 PLC Software Controls Engineer.

PLC Software Controls Engineer - Siemens S7:

* Review specifications and to participate in engineering kick-off meetings.
* Production of software documentation, FDS (functional design specifications) and detailed software design specifications.
* Write PLC codes from scratch using Siemens PLC software in either function block or ladder logic.
* Working as part of a Project Team in conjunction with Mechanical Design and Hardware Controls to ensure a robust and consistent design
* Design, create and programme HMI's.
* Ensure the machine controls programme can interface with 3rd party equipment such as Festo / SMC pneumatics, Bosch drives, presses and other equipment.
* You will take the code and commission this on to the machine in-house.
* Assist in commissioning, install, test, modify & debug of the PLC code using a laptop.
* Ensure the PLC controls & software works in conjunction with all of the mechanical & electrical systems.
* Participate in both FAT (factory acceptance test) and produce sign-off documentation.

Experience & background:

* Experienced PLC Engineer, Software Engineer, Controls Engineer or Automation Engineer.
* Must be able to write PLC codes from scratch using Siemens S7.
* Worked with any form of engineering machine, special purpose machinery auto automotive system where Siemens S7 PLC's are used.
* Based, commutable or willing to relocate to Essex.

The Benefits:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Siemens S7 PLC Software Controls Engineer to join a business that is financially secure and stable. Within a five-year period, may be sooner your role will progress into a Lead Siemens S7 PLC Software Controls Engineer's role and long-term, you will have the option to progress into a PLC Software Controls Managers role should you desire to fulfil this position.

How to Apply:

Please click "apply" or for further information, please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Recruitment in Leicester on (Apply online only) or alternatively, please email me an up to date copy of your CV to

ATA Recruitment specialise in technical & engineering positions therefore, if this particular role is not for you, please do have a look on our website for further potential opportunities which may suit your skills and experience better - If you have the skill, we have the recruitment knowledge and together we can find you your perfect job -

You must be eligible to live and work within the UK. Sponsorship is not provided
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