Automation & Controls Engineer

REF: 897243_1617815977

  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: £30000 to £40000
  • Location: Greater Belfast

MCS is proud to be working with our client, one of the top food manufacturing companies within Northern as they invest heavily in their infrastructure and develop a world class manufacturing facility. We are recruiting an Automation Engineer to join their expanding team.

In this role there will be a 50/50 split between programming and being on the shop floor fault-finding, running diagnostics and supporting the maintenance team.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Support and develop the site-wide process control system.
  • Be involved in the design, maintenance and updating of PLC hardware and software, across the site.
  • Own and develop effective use of SCADA and MES data to support manufacturing and utility operations
  • Development and preparation of Functional Design Specifications to include validation and evaluation documentation for the maintenance of control systems and network
  • Commissioning of new and modifications of current equipment
  • Plan & execution of minor system changes/programming to improve system operational efficiency & effectiveness.

You will also be involved in a number of continuous improvement projects across automation, calibration and replacing machinery.


  • Degree in Mechatronic/Electronic/Electrical Engineering or similar related degree
  • PLC knowledge required/General programming of several PLC manufacturers
  • At least 2 years' experience in a Food Manufacturing Environment

Full details including salary and benefits will be discussed upon application.

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Eve Duncan, Specialist Consultant at MCS Group 028 96 935492

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