Vacancies

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  


Senior Controls Engineer, Plymouth

Role and Responsibilities:

Applied Automation’s Engineering Solutions division is looking for a highly skilled Senior Controls Design Engineer to join its Design Department.

We are looking for a candidate to have the following:

  • Have a high level of knowledge and expertise in the design and speciation of industrial control systems.
  • Suitable and relevant experience in bespoke machine design and AutoCAD Electrical is essential.
  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical, Sistema and component knowledge of Omron, Rockwell, Siemens, Pilz products.
  • To be able to resolve problems quickly and efficiently as required for each successful project.

Design Responsibilities:

  • Attend concept meetings
  • Liaising with the customer on specifications
  • Specifying and generating system architecture drawings using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Specifying individual industrial controls components including:
    • PLCs and HMIs
    • Remote I/O Systems
    • Variable Speed Drives
    • Servo Motors
    • Robots
    • Printers
  • Complete controls drawings for all aspects of the electrical and pneumatics components using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Generate a Hardware Design Specification (HDS)
  • Generation of parts lists and recommended spares for controls components
  • Completing Light Curtain and Floor Scanner calculations where required
  • Completing risk assessments on machines and specifying safety rated components to meet the requirements
  • Construction and completion of Sistema reports
  • Leading controls handover meetings to Electrical Fitters and Software Engineers
  • Meeting project budgets and project timelines
  • Generating documentation packs for all control’s aspects per project

Essential Experience, Competencies and Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both written and orally
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Competent in the use of AutoCAD Electrical
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and organise workload to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible, “can do” approach to their work

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, Midlands Area

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic sales engineer to join the Industrial Systems Team within Applied Automation (UK) Ltd.

UK Agents for:

  • MayTec Profile and Pipe & Joint Range
  • Carryline flexible plastic chain conveyors

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

We are looking for a sales engineer who can use industry expertise and product insight to provide specification support, application trials and training.

You will develop new and existing business in an area including Birmingham, Coventry, Hemel Hempstead, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough and Stevenage.

You will need a high degree of self-motivation, strong presentation and communication skills and a willingness to learn.

An attractive package is available for the right candidate. A valid driving licence is required.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Application Sales Engineer, South Wales

Looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for a sales engineer to join our leading automation company. The candidate should have a qualification in either mechanical or electrical engineering.

Ideally based in the SA postcode getting support from our Cardiff office.

You will join an experienced team in technical sales, supporting a range of leading brands including SMC Pneumatics, Omron Electronics, Rittal, Weidmuller, Universal Robots and Eaton. Appropriate training covering our global brand portfolio will be given.

For the successful candidate, we will offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday and a company car. To apply send your CV and a brief covering letter to  


Application Sales Engineer, Swindon Area

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic sales engineer to join our X-STK technical distribution team.

X-STK are industrial automation and control product specialists and we are looking for a sales engineer who can use industry expertise and product insight to provide specification support, application trials and training.

You will develop new and existing business in an area including Swindon, Oxford, Gloucester and Worcester. For the right candidate we could adapt other areas.

You will need a high degree of self-motivation, strong presentation and communication skills and a willingness to learn as we have a product portfolio of global brands including SMC, Omron, Universal Robots and others.

An attractive package is available for the right candidate. A valid driving licence is required.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Plymouth

Applied Automation’s Engineering Solutions division is looking for a highly skilled Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join its Design Department.

We are looking for a candidate to have the following:

  • An in-depth knowledge and expertise in the bespoke automated machinery.
  • Suitable and relevant experience in designing bespoke automated machines from concept through to detailed design to include modern manufacturing methods.
  • Proven track record of working on large machine designs on their own and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of Solidworks is desirable.
  • To be able to resolve problems quickly and efficiently as required for each project.
  • Lead on design and technical aspects to other mechanical design engineers.
  • To be commercially aware and work within time frame and budget constraints.

Design responsibilities:

  • Attend concept meetings and Sales hand over meetings.
  • Liaising with the customer on specifications.
  • Design machine concepts.
  • Design each section of the machine.
  • Details drawings to the appropriate tolerances.
  • Specification and use of standard mechanical items.
  • Generations of Functional Design Specifications (FDS).
  • In conjunction with a controls engineer, generate A Hardware Design Specification (HDS).
  • Generation of parts lists and recommended spares for mechanical components.
  • Support in the completion of Light Curtain and Floor Scanner calculations, where required.
  • Completing risk assessments on machines and specifying components to meet the requirements.
  • Construction of operations manuals
  • Leading mechanical handover meetings to mechanical Fitters and Software Engineers
  • Adhering to project budgets and project timelines
  • Generating documentation packs for all mechanical aspects of a project

Essential Experience, Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both written and orally.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Desirable to be competent in the use of Solidworks.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan and organise workload to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible, “can do” approach to their work.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Branch Manager, Portsmouth

X-STK is a division of Applied Automation. Offering next day delivery on global brands, including Omron and SMC, with technical support, application trials and training from its automation and control engineering experts.

We have built our reputation on giving our customers straightforward, practical, technical advice and recommend products that work together to meet their needs.

We have been building automated machines for over three decades. We know what works. We have tried and tested solutions, developed by our skilled design engineers.

We use our knowledge and experience to ensure customers get practical, straight-forward advice, saving them time and money.

The Role

Working as the Branch Manager you will be responsible for assisting in developing the branch customer base and acting on opportunities to develop the business within the surrounding area. In addition, you will be responsible for providing first class customer service, and to ensure the smooth running of the branch.

The Person

To be successful as the Branch Manager you must have proven customer service/sales experience. Previous administration experience is essential as you will be supporting a team within the branch. Therefore you must be able to build good working relationships in order to get the best out of the team. In addition you must be computer literate. The role will require you to work alone for extended periods of time so you must be self motivated.

The Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Use of company van
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to