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Production and Automation Engineer

  • Location: Ilkeston
  • Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Overtime+ Company Perks per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 22 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Contact: Luke Dugdale
  • Contact Email: luke.dugdale@metalis.co.uk
  • Expiry Date: 15 May 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH723_1651227247







Overall Purpose and aims of Role

  • Reporting to the Technical Director and working within the technical department to assist with the maintenance of existing manufacturing systems.
  • To develop and assist with the introduction of new manufacturing systems to agreed objectives and within the guidelines set by company procedures.


Main Duties and Areas of Responsibility

  • Support the Production department in resolving issues and the on-going use of manufacturing systems involving robotics and associated electrical and electronic systems.
  • Provide practical guidance to other technicians and operatives in the use and care of these systems.
  • Successfully introduce automated systems that work with our core processes of mouldings, stampings and light assemblies.
  • Taking a significant role in the continuous improvement activity within Labone.
  • Support other Labone activities including (but not limited to):
  • Participate in feasibility reviews for new enquiries.
  • Ensure manufacturing systems comply with relevant health and safety requirements and good practice and guarding legislation.

Skills required

  • A working knowledge of the programming and operation of robotics and gripper systems. (primarily Fanuc).
  • A working knowledge of the programming and operation of Mitsubishi or Siemens PLC systems and interfacing to robotic systems.
  • A working knowledge of common vision systems (commonly Cognex and Sensopart) and their use in light manufacturing.
  • A basic knowledge of pneumatics and control electrics.
  • Ability to work within tight timescales and commercial awareness



In the course of the job it will be necessary for the individual to maintain and increase their professional knowledge in the appropriate manufacturing fields in line with new developments.

In the course of the job it will be necessary for the individual to maintain and increase their professional knowledge in the appropriate manufacturing fields in line with new developments. 3D mechanical design skills is advantageous and self-development in this area encouraged.