Fortna Automation Engineer C in Mansfield, Michigan
Automation Engineer C
Today’s business landscape requires companies to flex with changing global requirements and to leverage digital capabilities to meet customer expectations. Fortna helps clients solve the most complex distribution challenges and ensure business continuity. We are an end-to-end design-build firm, delivering data-driven solutions supported by engineering expertise, intelligent software, and best-fit technologies. Our solutions help improve performance, enable growth, and ultimately drive profitability.
Fortna UK is going through an exciting period of growth and looking to expand its team with enthusiastic, career-driven and motivated individuals. As the successful candidate, you will receive significant support and mentoring to ensure a successful transition into the Fortna team, where you will be surrounded by collaborative and like-minded individuals who will support your development as you build your career with the business.
We are now building on our success by developing our service and support capability and are delighted to be able to offer positions in this new team. The team will provide professional engineering support to one of our large clients located in the Midlands, giving the successful candidates a real opportunity to have input into a developing a high-quality maintenance regime.
As well as a competitive salary and package we also offer you comprehensive training that will enhance your career, personal growth and expertise.
The primary responsibility of the Automation Engineer C will be to provide site-based engineering support to minimise downtime and ensure uptime and availability of the installed automated equipment on the Client’s site. Through technical leadership and a commitment to service quality, the Automation Engineer will support the Client by utilising a broad range of skills including mechanical, electrical and controls and will take a proactive approach to improving performance and reliability.
A selection of primary responsibilities:
Carry out maintenance and servicing of all onsite automated equipment.
Carry out planned repairs and reactive repairs of automated material handling equipment including, tote conveyors, spiral conveyors, sorters, shuttles and robotics
Fault-finding and diagnosis of mechanical, electrical and PLC faults
Carrying out effective fault finding and occasional modification of industrial control systems
Ensure all software is backed up and stored correctly (CPU's / HMI's)
Identify and implement updates or upgrades to the PLC and automation control systems
Act as a main point of contact for software issues on equipment
Respond to automation faults and breakdowns in a timely manner ensuring minimal downtime
Walking the system to continuously assess and address any ongoing issues.
Prioritise system faults and optimise uptime and availability of onsite automated equipment
Actively work with the customer to optimise the automation performance
Complete all reports in line with our Service Level Agreement using CMMS and Microsoft software packages
Support service tracking and analysis of error rates and assist in the production of corrective action plans.
Comply with health and safety legislation at all times
Essential Qualifications and skills:
Recognised Engineering Apprenticeship, ONC/HNC or equivalent qualification in engineering
Experience of working with automated material handling systems
Experience of fault finding and modification on PLCs (Siemens and/or Beckhoff)
Experience of Profibus/ASi communications
Experience of Variable Speed Drives, Motors and Safety Circuits
Experience of working at height
Understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics
A working understanding of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic technical manuals & drawings
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work in a time critical environment
Experience of transferring and knowledge sharing
Proven competence in H&S
PC literacy and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Demonstrable understanding of the principles of excellent customer service
Effective time and workload management skills
Desirable Qualifications and skills:
IOSH or equivalent.
Experience of higher-level systems such as WMS, WES, WCS, middleware etc.
Experience of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems
Experience of robotics
This is a fantastic opportunity to join our organisation who, in addition to providing a competitive salary package, offer many additional benefits including Private Healthcare, Health Cash Plan, Company Contributory Pension scheme, Fitness/Wellness reimbursement programme, Volunteer time off as well as significant personal development opportunities, all within a modern working environment.
If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your existing skills in a positive and supportive working environment, think you can add value to our aim of constantly striving to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our Clients and develop new services to meet those needs, please submit your application and we hope to meet you soon.
Fortna is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.
Keyword: Automation Engineer