Controls Engineer

Location: Plymouth, Devon Salary:
Sector: Engineering Type: contract

I'm currently assisting a business based in Plymouth to help then secure a Control Systems Engineer on a contract basis. The business is internationally renowned as a quality supplier of automation and control equipment. Please read through the spec below and let me know if you would like to be considered.

JOB TITLE: Control Systems / Software Engineer

DURATION: 6 months

RATES: £32 ph LOCATION: Plymouth


Job Tasks:

  • Generate PLC/HMI code for bespoke automated assembly and test equipment
  • Establish communications protocols and integrate external peripheral equipment e.g. Vision systems, servo systems, robots, leak testers, ink jet printers, laser markers, etc.
  • Commission software/machines
  • Provide training to customer engineers, maintenance technicians and operators on the use and operation of machine/system
  • Undertake site visits to install equipment at customer premises (can be worldwide)
  • Liaise with customers, attend design briefings/reviews/teleconferences
  • Generate detailed documentation upon project completion, including: - Flow charts - SDS (Software Design Specification) documentation - Operating Instructions for inclusion in machine manuals


  • Experience in PLC logic and programming with any of the following PLCs: Omron, Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, etc.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and highly organised
  • Can work as part of a team"

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