The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for an Automation Engineer to work at our site in Fakenham. Fakenham is our dedicated Meat Free facility, producing vegetarian products for The Unbelievable ALT. brand and under license for Linda McCartney Foods. 4 on 4 off day shift (6am-6pm)

The Job Summary is as follows:
  • Provide technical support to the site electricians whilst delivering professional and proactive response to breakdown situations across site ensuring continuity of production at all times – 24x7.
  • Provide Software and Network expertise across the Site.
  • Work within both the Engineering Department and cross functionally to develop and review existing Automation systems to make them more effective and reliable.
  • Liaise with all internal departments to support improvements requiring modifications to the automation systems or the associated computer and industrial networks
  • Work with outside contractors to ensure delivery, maintenance, service and best practice compliance.
  • Support and develop both the Production Engineering Team and Site Utilities Engineering Team  to ensure the effective use of the current electrical skill base, supporting the daily operation
  • Drive improvements and reliability of assets across the Site.
  • Ensure that effective software maintenance continuity will be progressive and be successful in assisting the site achieve its targets utilising best practice and predictive techniques.
  •  The role will provide effective training  programmes and documents for the electrical members of the engineering team with respect to industrial controls
  • Active part of Project implementation on site from a software / network reference point of view.

Key Responsibilities

  • Safety, Quality & Hygiene
  • People Management
  • Operations Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Communication
  • Legal compliance & Administration

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • Extensive experience in a Control & Automation system Engineering role
  • Detailed understanding of control systems and processes
  • Experience in programming including PLC's (Siemens S5/ Siemens S7/ Allen Bradley/ Control Logix)

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • A day off work to support our charity partners
  • Pension
  • Medical benefit and access to a 'Wellbeing' portal
  • And access to a HUB that offers many discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers

About Us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. We create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners. 

Our Vision 

To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality. 

Top Talent across the UK

Over our 12 sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 3,100 people in roles within Production, Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and through to our Finance, HR, IT and beyond. Each of our colleagues is vital to our continued success. That's why we target the best talent, and help to develop them through the ranks. In fact, almost a third of our vacancies were internal promotions and transfers last year. 

Our Business behaviours

As a business we strive to promote from within and our underlying business behaviours really enable us to drive this strategic objective. We believe we can provide an opportunity for all individuals to grow and achieve with Hain Daniels through demonstrating core behaviours such as ambition & energy, collaborative working, honest communication, innovation, delivering excellent quality, embracing versatility and equality

If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!