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PLC Control Engineer – Water Utilities: 2 posts

Ensure our technical assets perform at optimum level for United Utilities, serving millions in the North West as an ICA Engineer.

Full time
Poaka Beck and Kendal, South Cumbria
£35,635 + bonus & great benefits

United Utilities is the North West’s water and wastewater company, bringing 3 million households and thousands of businesses an incredible 2,000 million litres of clean, clear water each day. We take it all away too, treating it so it’s safe to go back into the rivers. Our employees and managers are key to achieving our ambitious vision and providing a great service to our customers. So we’ll invest in you to help equip you with the skills you need to deliver great performance.

As a PLC Control Engineer, your role will be to provide ICA maintenance and engineering support to our Water & Wastewater Production, Catchment, Drainage Area and Network teams to maintain security of supplies and deliver the best quality water and waste water services to our customers. Analysing and rectifying faults and ensuring compliance with all Health & Safety regulations and internal policies, you’ll carry out a programme of planned maintenance, including the timely replacement of PLC backup batteries and PLC software. Other key responsibilities include:
• ensuring all automation and control equipment with a software configuration or applications are securely backed up
• helping optimise control system performance
• training and assess other engineers and apprentices
• logging information into our corporate systems.

You will need a formal instrumentation apprenticeship or qualified to HNC/HND level in Instrumentation, Control and Automation subjects.

Good understanding of Fieldbus and IP based communication networks and topologies

Good understanding of the operation and programming tools for multiple programmable logic controllers (PLC) used by the company, both legacy and current framework.

With experience and training on purchase Card, SAP, One Workbook and asset registration and deregistration, you’re comfortable working either in a team or alone whilst providing input into capital and operational projects to ensure assets are fit for purpose.
Participation in an out of hours standby rota is a key requirement

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PLC Control Engineer job reference number: OLR12719

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