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Electrical Control Panel Technician

Electrical Control Panel Technician

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  • Permanent
  • UK
  • 38000 £ / Year

Hernshead Recruitment

About this position:

We are looking for an Automation Technician to join a business based in Laindon, Essex in a purpose-built design, engineering and headquarters building with 55 employees at this site.
The majority of their business is the design and assembly of filling and packaging lines for aerosols with a high proportion for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The basic equipment is made by the principal company in Switzerland. The company incorporates this and other machines into the lines, linking them with their own conveyors, enclosures, electrical control systems and ancillary equipment.

All panel building, wiring and PLC programming is done on site and other departments specialise in machine assembly, commissioning and documentation. Experience is always valued, although for this role, a firm grounding in control systems and PLC based control, would make an ideal candidate.
Training will be provided to familiarise the successful applicant with the specialist machinery and equipment they supply.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the Automation department in building, wiring and installing control panels.
  • Check required panel components against issued wiring diagram and control panel layouts.
  • Assemble control panel enclosure: – building plinths, assembling bays and side panels.
  • Layout chassis plates in line with panel layouts and work with Electrical Design.
  • Draughtsman to accomplish best panel layout and design.
  • Assemble components on to chassis plate and fix accordingly.
  • Using the issued wiring diagrams wire the control panel working with the Electrical.
  • Design Draughtsman and Automation Technician.
  • Mark up wiring diagrams as panel wiring completed and raising any errors detected with the Electrical Design Draughtsman and Automation Technician.
  • Cut any apertures within the control panels to accommodate fans, filters power sockets.
  • Work with the Automation Installation electricians in installing the control panels into the filling line/machines.

Experience Required: 

  • Systematic approach to their work with attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and curiosity with a willingness to learn and apply themselves to areas with which they are not familiar.
  • Desire to improve and develop their area of work.
  • Able to work effectively with people across departments and shop floor staff.
  • Formal Electrical Engineering Qualification (e.g. apprenticeship).
  • Familiarity with Automated production machinery or other similar capital equipment.
  • Worked in a project environment in cross-functional project teams.
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