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Automation Engineer - 12 month fixed term contract -TADCASTER (near York) Job

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Tadcaster, England

Company: Heineken

Automation Engineer - 12 month fixed term contract -TADCASTER (near York)

Function: Brewing Operations
Location: John Smith's Brewery, Tadcaster
Salary: £30k - £40k base depending on experience plus a terrific package


There has never been a more exciting time to join the Heineken site in Tadcaster. As the flexible ‘go-to' brewery for Heineken, the site is a pivotal part of the Supply Chain network. Complexity is our strength and we currently brew and package (into bottles, cans or kegs) around 3.5 million hectolitres per year. We proudly brew some of the most important lager and ale brands in the UK, such as John Smith's, Birra Moretti, Desperados and Amstel What is really impressive is that along with brewing the beer this really only accounts for a quarter of the activity on site. Packaging is a major focus so the bottling, kegging, canning and now Brewlock, which is the counter or tabletop kits that are able to dispense brewery-fresh beer in outlets that wouldn't normally serve

What's the role?

Reporting to the Site Maintenance Development Manager, this role will maintain our site automation network, hardware & software, delivering increased plant efficiency/reliability along with reduced costs. This includes monitoring and modifying existing process control systems and PLC codes to optimise operational performance as well as providing technical support to the maintenance technicians – acting in the role of coach/mentor for our engineering team, helping to increase knowledge of automation systems across the site.

The Site has SCADA systems controlling Utilities, Brewhouse and Packaging Lines with distributed I/O across the site, using systems such as Brewmaxx/Intouch/MES/Rockwell PLCs/Siemens S7/ Asset Centre/Thin Client/Virtualisation along with HMIs.

With 150 plus PLC's across site ranging from Allen Bradley SLC's, PLC 5's & Contrologix to Siemens S7 400 on our Brewmaxx system & S7 1200 on our newest production line, the Blade & Brewlock Line.

Tadcaster site uses the following networks for inter PLC communication & I/O comms: EthernetIP, RIO, ASI, Profibus DP and Device Net & Controlnet.

What are we looking for?

You'll have either an Engineering degree or equivalent relevant experience/HND. You'll need a working knowledge of network architecture standards and a detailed understanding of ISA-95 automation standard. You'll be given the opportunity to work on this state of the art equipment along with a focus on your personal development.

What do we offer?

Along with your salary, we offer an award-winning double matched pension (up to 10% from HEINEKEN), a performance bonus, private health insurance, subsidised on-site canteen facilities, a case of our delicious products every month (can be accrued) plus a number of other perks included in your package.

Next Steps

If this sounds like a journey you'd like to join, we'd love to hear from you.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20th August 2019

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