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Automation and Control Engineer

Applications closed: 10.07.2024 .

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£25,000 - £30,000

At Teknek we design, develop and manufacture the world’s leading contact cleaning machines that ensure products ranging from currency to passports and smart phones to space shuttles can be manufactured reliably, without waste across the planet.

Based in Scotland with offices in China, US and Japan we are a UK company with massive global impact.

Our products are a unique blend of scientifically developed elastomer and adhesive rollers deployed onto Tier 1 manufacturing lines via our range of smart, automated cleaning machines.

Our machines combine automated motion control; machine and environment sensing; data collection and analysis, all controlled by an onboard PLC via a touch screen display and networked into smart factory control systems. The implementation of control and automation through software and hardware is the glue that holds everything together and you are the person who will define and deliver it.

What we will offer you:

  • Competitive Salary (DOE)
  • Birthday Gift
  • Generous Holiday Package (including Christmas shutdown)
  • Modern Offices
  • On site parking
  • Free fruit weekly
  • Early finish Friday (subject to the needs of the business)
  • Discretionary Christmas Bonus
  • Contributory Pension up to 11% (subject to the terms)
  • Death in service benefit


We are looking for an Engineer with PLC, microcontroller and HMI experience to develop machine control automation within our development team. This is a challenging but hugely rewarding role, where you will see your work realised and deployed quickly into the market.

This role requires you to be able to demonstrate the following skills and competencies:

The role will involve

  • PLC programming using common IDEs.
  • Apply working knowledge of common microcontroller architectures to implement and test moderately complex electromechanical or electro-pneumatic solutions.
  • Creating, scripting, and running test programs to ensure machine control systems are functioning as intended.
  • Great communication: Liaising with external suppliers and contractors related to automation and control development.
  • Organise, create and maintaining a growing library of modular machine and UI code libraries using a GIT based approach.
  • Create and maintain electrical and pneumatic drawings and schematics.
  • Create and maintain requirements, system architecture and ICD documents

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Electrical/Electronics/Mechatronics/Computer Engineering/Software Development or equivalent demonstratable experience.
  • Given the scope of this role, you may have programming experience in several areas but need to learn others to cover the range. Either way you will be curious and keen to learn more to fill any gaps in your knowledge and experience.
  • You may have previously worked as a PLC Software Engineer, Automation Control Engineer, Machine System Control Developer within industrial automation sectors such as Food & Drink production; Oil & Gas; Manufacturing; HVAC. Or you may have programmed PLCs for standalone products/ machines
  • Programming HMIs using Android Studio or equivalent.
  • 2- way communication within smart factory/ Industry 4.0 environments.
  • CANopen experience
  • Simple PCB design
  • Ideally you will have some experience of industrial automation using PLC control with many examples of work that demonstrate how you have tackled similar challenges we will need to overcome in the future.
  • You will be driven, curious, collaborative, inventive and tenacious to get the job done and work within a tight knit Development team.
  • Or alternatively you don’t have the direct experience but are convinced you can deliver in this role.
  • Passion for Engineering both in the professional field and vocationally a benefit

To apply

  • Please apply in writing attaching your CV. Applicants are required to provide required information for a relevant background or pre-employment check in relation to their identity, previous employment, education, and criminal records, as in the job specification.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview for an initial assessment of their abilities and aptitudes as required for the role.
  • Any offer of employment will be conditional on a candidate satisfactorily meeting the required background and/or pre-employment checks which will be subject to ongoing review on appointment. More details are available in the job specification with the application pack available from Helen Bell, HR
  • You must have the right to work in the UK by the start of your employment

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£25,000 - £30,000

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