Control Engineer

We are a leading specialist confectioner based in Telford has a firm belief that everything they do is carried out by a team. Every single process in the business is an integrated process and everyone pulling together in the same direction is key to the success of the Company.

We now have a career opportunity for a Factory Engineer capable of achieving results through working within a successful team of people, determined to reach the highest standards of quality.

The ideal Control Engineer will hold the following skills and experiences:

Expert in the knowledge of control systems, able to specify, design, execute and install using programmable logic controllers (PLC), electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical equipment, ensuring legislative compliance and in-line with all relevant standards.

Able to develop software for all control system applications to ensure maximum productivity from plant through reliability and standardisation (both technical and operator interface).

Support existing electrical, instrumentation and control systems and ensure requests for change/assistance are satisfied in accordance with existing standards to ensure production is maximised and all modifications are recorded / approved.

Recommend improvements or replacements which will improve reliability, safety or production through expert product knowledge – to be familiar with Rockwell products in particular, new releases and applications where the product is in use elsewhere.

Must demonstrate a pragmatic, insightful, and logical approach to problem solving and continually challenge traditional methods whilst constantly thinking about simplification, standardisation, and improvement.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Educated to degree level in electrical and electronic engineering.
  • At least four years’ relevant industrial experience.
  • Knowledge of H&S requirements regarding control systems, robotics, and human interface.
  • Work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience of working with Continuous Improvement processes.


  • Knowledge of process and packaging machinery operation and process pipework systems, to complement the control system design and programming work
  • Experience of programming Rockwell PLC systems

Who or what plans your workload?

Control engineering requirements are defined by Engineering management and Development Engineers. Resources and project scheduling are self-managed.

Work is proactively sought where the company can be enhanced through control system refinement.

What we can offer?

•Exposure in a highly regarded & profitable chocolate confectionery co-manufacturing business

•A role in a forward looking highly invested chocolate confectionery business

•Salary dependent on qualifications and experience (based around 39K) with future opportunity.

•Company benefits include company pension.

•After a years’ service benefits include extra week’s holiday, life cover, health cash plan plus flexible benefits.

•39.5 hours per week with flexibility to ensure delivery

The Company operates by four distinct values: Determination: Quality: Integrity: Teamwork. These were not chosen casually – they are the words that describe what the most successful people in the business demonstrate when they are at their best. If you feel that you could aspire to share and live our values, then we would like to hear from you.

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