Electrical Design Engineer

Wallace Hind Selection, North West
Closing date: 14 Jul 2022
Basic to £55k + 36 hour working week + Flexible Start & Finish Times + Paid Overtime + 23 Days Annual Leave & Bank Holidays
You will lead the electrical design and programming of our special purpose machinery. This is a genuine opportunity for you to be involved in the full project life cycle from the client design meeting, specification, design layout, through to machine build and programming and machine test.

Occasionally, you will need to go on site to assist with the on site installation, commissioning and testing of finished machines and FAT to assist our field Engineers

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Electrical Design Engineer - packaging machinery

·You'll attend original design meetings, compile electrical specifications for our special purpose machines. That will include: PLC hardware, sensors, circuit breakers & motor control circuits.
·You'll oversee the procurement of parts and the electrical design to include the general layout schematics and associated cable diagrams using Solid Works Electrical 3D - we can teach you this software if needed
·You'll indirectly oversee the panel build & electrical assembly in our work shop
·Then you will program the finished machine from scratch or modifying the existing code, HMI and servo-drives
·Lastly you will write or edit the user manuals (templates already in place for our existing machines)

YOUR BACKGROUND: Electrical Design Engineer - packaging machinery

·You MUST have previous practical experience in electrical control panel design & specification
·We will train you to program PLC’s from scratch on special purpose machinery if you need to learn
·Allen Bradley or Omron experience would be great if you have it - but we wouldn't say no to any PLC experience like Siemens S7
·If you already have experience of using Solid works Electrical 3D - then great


Originally established as an agent and distributor; for the last 10 years we have developed into designing and manufacturing our own special purpose packaging machinery to service the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, printing & direct mailing markets.

We have a solid blue-chip and branded client base and have installed over 1,500 machines across the UK.

We are now the largest UK Manufacturer of the machines that we develop.


This is a real chance to grow within a business that has ambitious expansion plans for the next 3-5 years. If we grow how we expect to, then you will organically develop into a more senior role and maybe even into our Engineering Manager - if that is what you want?

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: electrical design, Controls Engineer, PLC, Software Engineer, PLC Programmer, Automation Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, special purpose machinery, capital equipment, Allen Bradley, siemens, packaging machinery, Process machinery, PPMA, omron, scada.

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