Automation Engineer

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Siamo Group are currently recruiting for an experienced ‘Automation Engineer’ on behalf of a leading company in the industrial automation field, at a global level.

What They do

Combining innovative engineering solutions with easy to use, open automation and enabling technologies, this organization helps companies of all sizes – and across a wide range of industrial segments – leverage the full potential of digital manufacturing. The Companies competency stems from 50 years of field proven-experience and a strong presence within every major industrial country.

Job Summary

Automation Engineer in the site and commissioning organization is responsible to commission and debug the software developed during the engineering phase. The successful candidate will be Reporting to the Commissioning Engineers Manager. Mainly focused on PLC programs, HMI and special application (i.e. inverter) the person in this role will be involved in the project from the power on of the lines through all the customer’s milestones till fully automatic production.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Main areas of responsibilities are:

  • Focused on Time and Cost Management
  • Commission, debug and test of PLC/HMI/Motion/Vision/Safety system control software at Customer Site
  • Configuration and start-up of all the HW devices: manifolds, inverters, safety devices, access gates, motors at Customer Site
  • Be involved in Handover phase with Engineering.
  • Collaborate to Identify new project risks.
  • Create documentation compliant with customer commissioning standard.
  • Participate in team and project reviews.
  • Coordinate internal and outsourced Software team.
  • Technical link on site between customer and engineering.
  • Track and record update status and variation on the original scope.
  • Guarantee whole system functionalities respecting cycle-time and product quality.

Deliver Customer training, and maintenance instructions.


Knowledge & Skills


  • Coding
  • Motion Control Systems - Lenze
  • Motion Control Systems - Siemens
  • Motion Control Systems - SEW
  • HMI
  • Automation concepts, software and robotic applications
  • Customers production processes
  • Electrical drawings and documentation
  • Integrated technologies
  • Scada systems
  • C&SM Technical drawings, specifications and schedules
  • PLC CPU/std - Rockwell
  • PLC CPU/std - Siemens
  • Reliability Analysis
  • General-purpose IT tools
  • In-house internal processes / procedures
  • Technical reports creation
  • Problem solving and decision-making methodology.


  • Proficient in specific customer’s standard (in case of Platform Organization Matrix)
  • Health & Safety Risk management.
  • Knowledge in PLC’s/HMI including Rockwell (DCP), Siemens TIA and S7, Omron, Mitsubishi and B&R Automation
  • Knowledge of SCADA, MES, MIS, Visual Basic, SQL, C++ is preferred.


 Behavioural Competencies

  • Strong communication skills at all levels.
  • Strong teamwork attitude
  • Available to travel and to assignment abroad
  • Interpersonal soft skill and good relationship with supplier and customer
  • Problem solving & implementation of countermeasures.
  • Capable of working in Global matrix organizations.



  • Education:
    • High school diploma required.
    • Engineering degree preferred.
    • Training qualification on PLC, HMI programming
    • Training qualification in specific customer standard in automotive industry
  • Previous experiences
    • Experience on Industrial Automation solutions. PLC & Robotic Systems in Automotive, Process and Packaging Industries
    • Proven background and history within project coordination, delivery, technical leadership and equipment commissioning.
    • Significant customer site working experience.
  • Languages
    • English: intermediate
    • Second language preferred (German, Spanish, French)

Salary - 40-55k annum, depending on experience, plus car allowance of £6k per year.

Hours – 37.5hrs Per Week

 The successful candidate will need to be able to travel to the sites and be away from home on occasions.


  • 25 days holidays plus 8 bank holidays
  • Pension - 6% employer / 3% employee contributions
  • Life Insurance - 4 x salary
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