The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we are currently recruiting for an Automation Engineer. The successful candidate will deliver 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. Will work with the automations manager to develop and review existing Automation systems to make them more effective and reliable and liaise  with all internal departments to support improvements requiring modifications to the automation systems or the associated computer and industrial networks.

The role will 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. Also be a key player in driving improvements and reliability in isolation and with the Maintenance Technicians. The role will be responsible for ensuring thst 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. To step change the performance and efficiency of the existing plant through continuous improvement, first time fixes and good root cause analysis.

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

The successful candidate must hold a formal Engineering qualification – HND electrical Engineering or equivalent.  You will have 5 years plus experience in control system engineering role and detailed understanding of control systems and processes. A minimum of three years experience in programming with one of the following PLC’s:- Allen Bradley, CLX, Siemens S7300, Siemens S7-1200/1500. Experience and competence with the Wonderware suite of products including Intouch. You will have a good knowledge of industrial networks and good working knowledge of computer hardware and experience of virtualisation and VMware products.

To be a great candidate for this role you will have: 
  • A positive attitude, open to change, a proactive approach and a passionate attitude to success
  • A positive and flexible approach to on going training.
  • A results orientated individual with adherence to high standards and continuous improvement
  • An excellent time manager with an adaptable and flexible approach, being very responsive when operating at all levels within the business
  • A skilled thinker with the ability to critically assess the whole of the control system not just software related issues
  • Ability to represent the company in a professional and highly competent manner.
  • Able to work flexible hours as required.
  • Full driving licence
  • Detailed understanding of control systems and processes

About Us / what we do:

At our Histon site, our largest single site within the Group, we manufacture ambient sweet spreads and jellies for a host of our grocery brands, including: Hartley's; Gales Honey; and marmalades under our Robertson's, Frank Coopers, Keiller and Rose's brands. We also produce private label products here.

The Hartley’s Jam heritage dates back to 1871, and today we are still Britain’s best loved jam selling enough each year to spread over 500 million pieces of toast. We offer you smooth jams, some ‘with bits’; convenient ‘squeezy’ packs; and our ‘Hartley’s Best’; which is packed with more fruit in an award winning jar.

And we know a thing or 2 about Jelly too. It is the fastest growing market in the UK Ambient Desserts category, and Hartley’s holds pole position. Our jelly tablet capability is unique to our Hartley’s brand. Our innovative ready-to-eat pots offer a quick and convenient snack, and are driving the category forward. Inherently low in fat, we also make sugar-free jellies in both convenient, individual pots, and ‘To-Make’ jellies; 10 Cal pot jellies; and pots with fruit suspended in jelly.

Why join us?

At Hain Daniels we’ve developed a real recipe for success: we create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as ours. At the core of everything we do are our people: without them, we simply wouldn’t be a market-leading food and drink specialist.

The typical Hain Daniels employee is friendly, hard-working and passionate about what they do. And by showing such commitment to us, we reward our team members with a lovely place to work and the chance to achieve their potential; with plenty of opportunities for personal development. we offer generous pay and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.