Vacancies

Our Current Vacancies:


Controls Design Engineer, Plymouth

Based at our Plymouth site we are seeking a Controls Design engineer to join our Engineering Solutions team.

Our Engineering Solutions division are involved in the design and manufacture of advanced automated equipment and at the heart of each of these pieces of equipment will be a PLC based control system.

Our controls engineers are responsible for the generation of the electrical and fluid power design packs, ensuring that we meet the project technical , lead-time and commercial requirements and providing the information in a way that can be readily translated by our build teams.

A prior familiarity with PLC based control systems and automated equipment would be an advantage but training can be provided for a suitable candidate.

About Applied Automation

Applied Automation (UK) Ltd is internationally renowned as a quality supplier of automation and control equipment. We operate in a number of industries including automotive, marine, medical device and semi conductor manufacture.

Engineering is at the heart of the company with the design and build of bespoke automated equipment and then to compliment this we are national distributors for a number of global brands of control and automation products and we have specialist divisions servicing the marine market place and providing a Build to Print service.

For more information on the role please submit a covering letter with your CV to


Electrical Fitter, Plymouth

The role of an Electrical Fitter is described below.

To be suitable for this role the person would need to be a time served or have equivalent experience in Automation equipment.

Requirements:

  • Understand Applied/customer issued electrical circuits/drawings
  • Control panel build in line with the Applied or customers standard.
  • Install a wide selection of electrical equipment such as motors, motor starters, contactors, relays, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and Safety PLC’s.
  • Install and have a good understanding of all types of commonly used wiring and wiring accessories.
  • Integrate pneumatics in line with issued circuits.
  • Have a good understanding of the following
    • Workshop practice,
    • Electrical wiring symbols, engineering drawings and layout drawings for electrical and pneumatic systems.
    • Procedures for inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations.
    • Industrial hazards, health and safety precautions and environmental concerns.
    • Installation practice and regulations, and relevant codes of practice.
  • Able to work on their own and within a team.
  • To be focused on the job with a view to complete the job as efficiently as possible.
  • Diligently mark-up circuits as required (attention to detail is paramount)
  • Inspect, test and commission electrical installation and equipment.
  • Correctly instruct, supervise and transfer skills to any apprentice and semi-skilled worker assigned and to ensure safety and quality of work.
  • Availability to travel to include overseas site installations as required (usually no longer than 2 weeks)
  • Adhere to the company’s SSO (Safe System of Work) at all times.
  • Act as an Applied Automation company representative and first point of contact whilst on-site, maintaining the customer relationship and keeping the Project Manager informed of any issues and work plan progress.
  • To liaise with the Electrical Foreman/Project Manager regarding any issues that may impact the time frame.

The role is based in Plymouth, although there will be a requirement to work in other areas such as customer sites, which could be in the UK or abroad.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to


Mechanical Fitter, Plymouth

Requirements:

An experienced, time served Fitter with good knowledge of Automation and who communicates well with a team, whilst also being capable to carry out assembling and fitting tasks to a high standard. A high level of problem-solving skill is required and able to conduct yourself in a professional manner. To show capability, qualities and ability to progress to a Commissioning Engineer role in the future.

Responsibilities:

  • To carry out assembly and fitting tasks to a high standard, in a logical order and in good time.
  • Understand limits, fits, and to assemble components taking into account key details from the drawing/layout.
  • To liaise with the Commissioning Engineer/Project Manager to maintain focus on the job with a view to complete the job as efficiently as possible.
  • Within the project(s) identify key activities in order to de-risk the assembly stages both pre and during assembly phase(s).
  • Diligently mark up any changes/modifications to parts/drawings and record on our internal system.
  • Challenge the equipment to produce product to customer specification, prior to FAT/ECAP or equivalent and maintain progress updates to the Project Manager.
  • Work to achieve the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) targets as per specification.
  • To act as a Lead Fitter on certain projects which would involve commissioning.
  • Correctly instruct, supervise and transfer skills to any apprentice, and to ensure safety and quality of work.
  • Travel with the equipment to support on-site installation, training and sign off of equipment.
  • Act as an Applied Automation company representative and first point of contact whilst on-site, maintaining the customer relationship, and keeping the Project Manager informed of any issues and work plan progress.

The role is based in Plymouth, although there will be a requirement to work in other areas such as customer sites, which could be in the UK or abroad.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to


Application Sales Engineer, South West

X-STK is a division of Applied Automation, an integrator of global brands, including Omron, SMC and UR Cobots with technical support, application trials and training from its automation and control engineering experts.

Through our knowledge and experience over the last 35 years we have built our reputation on giving our customers straightforward, practical, technical advice and recommend products that work together to meet their needs, saving the customer time and money.

We are looking for a Sales Engineer for the Bristol, Gloucester and Worcester area who can further develop new and existing accounts throughout the area.

You will need to have a mechanical/ electrical engineering background, along with an aptitude for problem-solving and strong interpersonal skills.

Working as a key member of our technical engineering sales team you should have the knowledge and commercial skills needed to provide technical advice and support on engineering applications.

You should be proactive with an ability to work independently as well as part of a team. The company is looking for someone who enjoys a challenge, is creative, a problem-solver, with a willingness to attend site visits.

This position would be suitable for an experienced Sales Engineer or alternatively a time-served or degree-qualified engineer looking to further their careers technically and commercially, as full training and field back up will be provided by the existing Application Sales Engineer`s and internal technical staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contact suppliers for information and competitive quotations.
  • Produce technical quotations.
  • Meet targets, objectives and timeframes.
  • Arrange customer visits and engage in technical discussions.
  • Carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as required.

Essential Skills & Attributes:

  • Reliable, self-motivated and well organized.
  • Engineering background.
  • Professional telephone manner and good communication skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Have a full driving licence.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to


Business Manager, Plymouth

Main Purpose of Role

The role involves day to day general management of a multi-million-pound Mechanical Engineering division with significant growth plans. As well as driving the division through this next stage of growth you will be directly responsible for the output of Project Managers, Sales/Design Engineers, Stores/Dispatch Operatives, Quality Controllers and a of team of fitters.

As a result of this you will not only assume various leadership roles encompassing Senior Project Management, Operations Management and Quality Management, but you will utilise your earned experience to achieve OTD, QCD and wider commercial targets.

Role and responsibilities:

(This list is to outline the common but not exhausted elements)

To support and provide assistance with:

  • General Management of a multi-million-pound Mechanical Engineering division, responsible for 20+ staff.
  • Full ownership of buying, operations, production, sales, projects, quality and design outputs.
  • Stakeholder relationship management/reporting including directors, clients, and key suppliers.
  • Utilise Lean practices to maximise department efficiency through strategic management.
  • Managing skills, competencies, H&S and ensuring any training needs of staff are met.
  • Efficient planning and resource management of labour, parts, materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Performance management, objective setting, delivering appraisals, upskill, succession management.

The ideal candidate:

  • Extensive Management experience (Ideally CMI qualified to Level 5 or above)
  • Experience working in a project-driven environment (Ideally APM/PRINCE2 qualified)
  • Experience of leading teams in an engineering environment (Ideally mechanically disciplined)
  • Collaborative and business oriented
  • Comfortable working with and enforcing KPI’s
  • Customer centric mindset and willing to go the extra mile
  • Commercially focused with a desire to push for results

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to


Electrical/Mechanical Test Engineer, Plymouth

The individual will be tasked to test/inspect electrical control panels/boxes & mechanical sub-assemblies according to drawings and specification.

Role and responsibilities:

(This list is to outline the common but not exhausted elements)

To support and provide assistance with:

  • Ensure work areas are kept clean and tidy, adhering to Health & Safety procedures and policies at all times

The ideal candidate:

  • A good understanding of the following:
    • Industrial workshop practice
    • Electrical wiring symbols, engineering drawings
    • General electrical/mechanical assembly good practice inline with the various standards
  • Highly organised.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • A can-do attitude and a passion to succeed by meeting production targets and quality standards.
  • Be responsible for maintaining their own work load to ensure deadlines are met, whilst highlighting problems at the earliest opportunity (Shortages, Drawing Queries etc).
  • Use various hand, power and crimping tools.
  • Cable assembly covering heavy duty cables to looms and internal wiring following customer specified drawings.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to


Software Engineer, Plymouth

Based at our Plymouth site we are seeking a Software engineer to join our Engineering Solutions team.

Our Engineering Solutions division are involved in the design and manufacture of advanced automated equipment and at the heart of each of these pieces of equipment invariably will be a PLC based control system. The machine is also likely to be fitted with other intelligent devices: HMI’s, Robots, Servo Drives, Vision equipment etc.

Our software engineers are responsible for the generation of an SDS, creation of the code and commissioning\conditioning of the equipment.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on leading edge equipment.

About Applied Automation

Applied Automation (UK) Ltd is internationally renowned as a quality supplier of automation and control equipment. We operate in a number of industries including automotive, marine, medical device and semi conductor manufacture.

Engineering is at the heart of the company with the design and build of bespoke automated equipment and then to compliment this we are national distributors for a number of global brands of control and automation products and we have specialist divisions servicing the marine market place and providing a Build to Print service.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to


Engineering Manager, Plymouth

Based at our Plymouth site we are seeking an Engineering manager to join our Engineering Solutions team.

Our Engineering Solutions division are involved in the design and manufacture of bespoke advanced automated equipment.

The role will involve leading a talented multi skilled team of: Mechanical, controls and software engineers, seeking to provide a quality solution and meeting our commercial and time scale targets.

About Applied Automation

Applied Automation (UK) Ltd is internationally renowned as a quality supplier of automation and control equipment. We operate in a number of industries including automotive, marine, medical device and semi conductor manufacture.

Engineering is at the heart of the company with the design and build of bespoke automated equipment and then to compliment this we are national distributors for a number of global brands of control and automation products and we have specialist divisions servicing the marine market place and providing a Build to Print service.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to