Systems Integration Applications Engineer

Main purpose of post:

The main purpose of the role is to design, construct and test PLC and / or SCADA software and to produce associated documentation (such as Functional Design Specifications and Test Plans) that fully complies with Standards and contractual requirements. The successful candidate must have proven experience in PLC logic and programming with any of the following PLCs: Allen Bradley, GE Fanuc, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Omron and HMI and / or SCADA programming and configuration for any of the following platforms: Wonderware, Rockwell and Siemens. 

Applications are welcomed from candidates who wish to start or progress their career within the Software environment. Selected candidates will have opportunities for internal / formal training necessary to attain educational qualifications e.g. HNC, Degree as well as training on Software Applications used by the company such as Allen Bradley, Siemens and Mitsubishi along with the associated graphical interfaces (HMI / SCADA).

Tasks and responsibilities:

The key objectives of the appointment are to:-

1) Understand and interpret the functional / control / system requirements of the project / requirement.
2) From 1) and where applicable, to design documents including I/O lists, FDS, SDS, test documents, etc.
3) From 2) to programme PLCs and HMI’s (including but not limited to Allen Bradley, Siemens and Mitsubishi) and where applicable, to configure SCADA systems (namely Wonderware, Rockwell and Siemens). Note: Training will be given where necessary.
4) Deliver assigned projects on-time and to cost (in accordance with Standards and contractual requirements).
5) Continually demonstrate expert knowledge of computer / PLC logic and flow-charting.
6) Understand low voltage electrical systems and drawings.
7) Attend customer’s sites whenever required always upholding the Company’s Culture and Values.
8) Where necessary, to review and repair legacy code.
9) Conduct system analysis and development, sometimes with limited support from other personnel and to keep systems current with changing technologies and methodologies.
10) Test and proof programs to ensure that functionality, logic and syntax is correct / in accordance with the FDS and Test Plan.
11) Document code consistently and in all software so that it can be fully understood by other individuals (internally and externally) and that it fully complies with Standards / expectations / best practice.
12) Possess strong and effective inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and personnel.
13) When necessary, to undertake specific scalability and portability analysis.
14) Help with the development and harmonisation of the Company’s processes and Knowledge-based systems.

15) Fully support excellent working practices, including:
a) Health, safety and environmental compliance.
b) Customer Focus.
c) Team behaviour.
d) Continuous improvement.
e) Compliance with the Company’s Business Assurance System.
f) Always abide by the Company’s Culture and Values.

Assume other responsibilities as required and work with colleagues to further the good performance of the Company.

Experience, attainments & other aptitudes:-

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Experience

·Excellent IT skills – including, but not limited to, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Databases.

·Knowledge of SCADA systems and logic auto-generation (from templates).

·Mechanical skills and understanding.

·Knowledge of electrical systems.

·Previous professional experience writing PLC code (Allen Bradley, Siemens and / or Mitsubishi) within a customer-based or customer focused environment.

·Solid report writing skills, including FDS and Test Plans.

·Commercial awareness.

·Health and Safety awareness.

Attainments

·A good standard of secondary education.

·Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Electrical / Electronic Engineering.

Other / Special aptitudes

·A passion for delivering customer service excellence in a cost-effective way.

·Strong time management skills and motivation – ability to work using own initiative, to deadlines and constraints.

·Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats to internal and external environments.

·Positive and enthusiastic attitude to technical challenges, and flexibility to cope effectively with changes to specifications or priorities.

·Ability to work and contribute effectively within a team.

·Commitment to own personal professional development.

·A commitment to Respect At Work (including, but not limited to, Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities).

·Experience within Industry - especially Automotive, Food and Beverage and / or Water and Waste industries.


Please send your CV along with your proof of eligibility to work within the UK (if applicable) to our People Management Department via vacancies@lintottcs.co.uk. Alternatively apply in writing to: Ellie Woodrow, Operations & People Manager, Lintott Control Systems Limited, Jarrold Way, Bowthorpe, Norwich, NR5 9JD. Strictly no agencies please.

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