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Automation & Controls Engineer

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Date: 30-Nov-2021

Location: Barnsley, GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.


Automation and Controls Engineer - Day Shift

Based - Carlton, Barnsley

Salary £45,000 


Reporting to the Site Automation Manager, this role will be part of the Engineering team and will be part of the automation journey.


The primary purpose of the role is to drive CI initiatives within the electrical and automation agenda.  Assisting the Electrical Engineering Manager to maintain site electrical standards and ensure the site remains compliant with electrical regulations.

You will be supporting and training Engineering teams with maintenance and fault-finding activities, and be the custodian of electrical documentation, drawings and software backups to the agreed site standard.


What we need from you:

  • Recognised electrical/automation apprenticeship
  • Qualified to a minimum HNC level (or equivalent) electrical/control discipline
  • Advanced PLC skills - Allen Bradley (Rockwell Logix)
  • Understanding of control systems and the ability to optimize them
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Good communicator at all management levels and with suppliers
  • Understand and interpret data relating to plant operation
  • SAP PM knowledge is desirable

We offer an attractive salary of c£45,000 and a package with a number of benefits, including 25 days holiday plus contributory pension scheme, car parking facilities etc. 



Our much-loved brands include Mr Kipling, Cadbury, Bisto, Batchelors, Ambrosia, Sharwood’s, Oxo, Loyd Grossman, Homepride and McDougall’s, with some supported by our strategic partnerships with Mondelez and Nissin.