PLC Automation Engineer

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Musk Process Services is part of the Edwin James Group, a leading asset engineering group delivering integrated technical and process engineering and automation services for the built environment.

Our team of over 1000 people work with a Blue Chip client base across diverse sectors including Manufacturing, Government & Education, Utilities, Commercial and Defence & Nuclear.

Our goal is to be known as a straightforward, no-nonsense operation that is easy to understand, and easy to work with.

We provide a strong health and safety culture and ample personal development opportunities. Our ethos is Safety, Service, People this is known as the EJ way and is practised throughout the group.

Currently we have a new opportunity for a PLC Automation Engineer based at our site in Stowmarket and working on sites across the UK.

Key Responsibilities
  • You will work as part of the days engineering team to help support the reactive engineers
  • You will ensure the equipment runs effectively
  • You will diagnose faults in the event of breakdowns etc
  • Identify opportunities for automation within software processes
  • Design and execute QA tests using scripts that automatically test functionality
  • Run tests for databases, systems, networks, applications, hardware and software
  • Identify bugs and quality issues in development, service or business processes
  • Install applications and databases relevant to automation
  • Collaborate with other business units to understand how automation can improve workflow
  • Gather requirements from clients, customers or end-users to develop the best automation solutions

This list is not a complete list of responsibilities but representative of the type of duties


Skills & Experience

We value everyone’s skills and experiences but for this role are looking for people who have:

A sound PLC engineering background within an industrial environment, together with experience with the following:

  • Siemens S5 and S7
  • Mitsubishi PLCs
  • Profibus, Profibus PA or DCS
  • Diagnostic Electrical fault finding
  • PILZ Relay knowledge
  • Root cause analysis
  • Ability to program ladder logic and fault find
  • Working knowledge of Servo Motor Controls and familiarity with Endress and Hausser, Vega and Foxboro instrumentation

The following experience would be an advantage:

  • Allen Bradley PLC, PLC5 and RS Logix 5000
  • TI 505 programming
  • PCS7
  • WinCC
  • G120, G220 and Micromaster frequency drives
  • Mitsubishi/Danfoss invertor drives
  • Understanding of ABB Robot studio

It is essential you possess an electrical technical qualification (ie. City & Guilds or Btec).

City & Guilds 18th Edition is also essential.

  • A competitive salary and benefits package appropriate to this position
  • Career development within a successful and growing business

If this is your dream role, then we’d love to hear from you

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Come and work with us

Wherever you are in your career, we’d love to hear from you. We value lifetime learning and work hard to make sure our people achieve their potential. If you want to take your career in a new direction, take a look at our current roles below.


If you would like to apply please submit your details in the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.