Automation and Controls Engineer

Protea Recruitment Ltd
South Scotland
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Engineering, FMCG Jobs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Protea has the privilege of recruiting for our client, one the world's biggest processing companies, based in Southern Scotland for the role of Automation and Controls Engineer. The Automation Engineer role involves the application of technology to monitor or control the production and delivery of products and services. Responsible for ensuring all tasks are carried out within the allocated work area; are done so in a manner to protect product safety, legality, and quality and in accordance with the Food Safety Management System which encompasses HACCP and the requirements of external certification standards and customer requirements.

This role will require a full relocation, however, sponsorship is not available so a full UK working VISA is essential.

Main Duties:

  • Automation and PLC improvements
  • Fault Finding
  • Monitor BARExpert to improve energy efficiency
  • Prepare Capex Projects
  • Train engineers on Automation Systems
  • Maintain Plant Calibration certificates and coordinate with production Dept. managers. Present calibration reports monthly to the Quality Manager.


  • Completion of relevant NC for Automation
  • Computer literate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate.
  • Ability to work as part of a team


With over 15 years of recruitment experience, Protea Recruitment constantly strives to be the best in the market, offering a flexible, pragmatic and honest approach to recruitment.

Specialising in the Food, Drinks, FMCG & Consumer Goods sector, Protea offers the full recruitment service from Head Hunting & Retained to Search, including Permanent, Interim & Contract solutions throughout the UK and further afield.

Partnering with both the client and candidate, we focus our search on talent, experience, ability, team fit, and culture

Our specialist areas include:

  • Technical & Quality
  • Hygiene
  • Health and Safety
  • NPD and Development Chefs
  • Product Design
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehouse / Distribution
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Marketing Jobs
  • Production & Operation
  • Packaging
  • Sales & Marketing
  • IT
  • Finance
  • General Manager
  • Director/ Board Level/ CEO/ Managing Director
  • HR

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