Our Current Vacancies:

Grinder, Plymouth

PTG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Automation (UK) Ltd., is a Precision Engineering company manufacturing Components, Tooling, Jigs and Fixtures for the OEM, Workholding, Nuclear, Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Mass Transit sectors along with general engineered components.

We have an immediate requirement for a Manual Grinder to join our busy team.

The Role: Fully skilled and competent Cylindrical and Surface Grinder

The Candidate:

  • Strong background in Engineering Manufacturing is essential, preferably time served with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Must have experience within a precision grinding environment and knowledge of grinding wheel grades, types, etc
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, and customer specifications ensuring all components are within specified tolerances
  • Must have experience in working to tight tolerances
  • Good understanding of geometric tolerances and symbols
  • Knowledge and experience of milling and turning would be an advantage
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible with regards to over-time

Responsible for:

  • Operating manual cylindrical and surface grinding machines (Jones & Shipman – Brown & Sharpe)
  • External and internal grinding of components using magnetic chuck, 3-jaw chuck, fixtures and between centres
  • The use of inspection equipment to ensure that all sizes, geometric tolerances and surface finish requirements are adhered to

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  

Business Manager, Plymouth

Applied Automation's Industrial Systems Division offers flexible solutions for efficient factory environments.

Our range of products provide robust frameworks, structures and systems for machine build, lean manufacturing and materials handling projects.

We are the sole UK distributor for the MayTec GmbH product portfolio, including the aluminium profile system, Pipe & Joint system, telescopic systems, linear systems and conveyors.

We are also the sole UK distributor for a Swedish flexible chain conveyor manufacturer called Carryline, who are a driving force of innovation for conveyor equipment in the world market for over 50 years.

Our Industrial Systems division operates from Applied Automation’s 140,000 sq. ft Plymouth facility and the current team consists of 13 members of staff across 4 main disciplines. Sales, Design, Project management and Manufacturing.

As the Business Manager you would be responsible for the overall management of the division, working alongside and reporting directly to the company directors to ensure the achievement of our business goals for growth, quality etc are achieved.

Key responsibilities:

  • To manage and measure the sales activities, along side our X-Stk product division, to ensure that a steady flow of profitable enquiries is found and that goals for division growth are met
  • To ensure that a healthy relationship is maintained with our key suppliers
  • To manage the day-to-day operational activities of the department
  • To ensure that goals for quality and on time delivery (OTD) are met
  • To create strategic plans to minimise waste within the department by utilising lean, 6 Sigma etc.
  • To produce quarterly reports to the business directors highlighting key areas such as Sales, Quality, etc etc.

About you:

  • We are looking for a strong people leader with proven industrial and business management experience
  • The candidate would need to show a can-do attitude and have the drive to take this division through the next growth phase

The Industrial Systems Division of Applied Automation has the potential to become a significant UK supplier within its market place and this is an exciting opportunity for someone to take the lead in that development and to become a senior manager within Applied Automation.

The role will attract a healthy salary package proportionate to the level of responsibility.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  

Sales Manager, National

Bespoke Automation

Applied Automation (UK) Ltd are seeking a key individual to join our Engineering Solutions Division and to take the lead role with regard to the sales of our bespoke automation solutions.

Our Automation enquiries handling team comprises of field sales personnel and proposals engineers and the team are responsible for the following:

  • To identify and promote our skills to suitable customer types
  • To identify suitable automation opportunities
  • To clarify with the customers the key requirements for the automation equipment
  • To define the concept
  • To generate a proposal document defining our solution
  • To cost the solution
  • To win orders
  • To debrief the project to our engineering teams

Applied Automation have been involved with the design and build of automation equipment for 30+ years and we have in house a wealth of experience available and the necessary skills to be able to tackle the most complex of automation challenges.

Applied Automation – Engineering Solutions operate from a sizeable manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Devon but as our anticipation is that most of our clients will be arrayed around the UK and to a reasonable degree overseas, the National Sales manager need not be locally based.

An appropriate and attractive salary package, along with company car, pension contributions etc will be made available for the right individual to join this exciting division of our company.

Please show your interest in the role, ideally with a supporting CV to  

Quality Technician, Plymouth

Applied Automation (UK) Ltd is internationally renowned as a quality supplier of automation and control equipment. We have divisions operating 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 automation equipment and industrial control systems plus distribution, support, trials and training for global brands of industrial components. We also produce factory and materials handling equipment and Applied Marine designs, builds and commissions on board electronic systems for luxury yachts and workboats.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Quality Technician to join the Plymouth team and support the Quality function across all business divisions.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • The management and maintenance of the company calibration system.
  • To conduct product and process audits in Manufacturing.
  • To support Manufacturing with the issuing of Work Instructions/Quality Points as required.
  • Assist with Initial Sample Inspection Reporting and PPAP submissions for customers.
  • Support customer audit visits and product investigations.
  • Ownership of supplier non-conformities and liaison with the supply chain to implement permanent corrective actions.
  • Control of quarantine for non-conforming products.
  • Control of KPIs.
  • Support the business as part of a team implementing ISO9001.

The role is primarily based within Applied Automation Plymouth. Working in other areas and/or visits to supplier sites may be an occasional requirement.

This list is not exhaustive and other duties or activities to support the company’s needs may be required as deemed necessary. This list is subject to change to support future growth and developmental changes and will also form part of an annual review.


This position would ideally suit someone already in a junior Quality position or someone looking to pursue a career in the Quality field. Quality experience is not necessary as full training and mentorship will be given. Core competencies required for the role are:

  • Good communication abilities, both written and oral.
  • Well-developed organisational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to