Automation Engineer

Engineering | Permanent | Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 1UZ, UK

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13 Mar 2023


As an Automation Engineer you will operate within the production engineering team and operations staff.

Key qualifications
    • Knowledge of automation and robotics.
    • Experience in programming automation systems and robotics in either Siemens, ABB or Schneider Electric.
    • An engineering Degree relevant to the role.
    • PLC Programming experience.
    • Fully competent in schematic drawings from concept design and development through to completion.
    • Demonstrated and proven background in robotic systems integration.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience is required for this role
    • Own and manage the creation of automation solutions to support a new manufacturing facility from concept through to daily operation.
    • Design automation systems for the manufacturing and assembly line using robotics.
    • Create technical drawings using a CAD system using design specifications for automation elements including electrical and pneumatic schematics.
    • Co-ordinate the design cross functionally, as well as with external development partners and suppliers.
    • Lead prototyping, in-house development, testing through to supporting in production.
    • Ensure all concepts and designs are compliant with all relevant standards.
Additional requirements

The successful candidate would ideally have a degree in engineering or considerable work experience.  a creative approach and good communication skills. Capable of working alone, A robotics background is key.

This role requires a motivated, self-sufficient and fastidious engineer who is comfortable taking responsibility for delivery of both the complete analysis and analysis-led optimisation of key aircraft systems, while working effectively as part of our multi-disciplinary team.
Our Company

The Hill Group is a privately owned engineering organisation developing and manufacturing both the HX50 Light Helicopter and the GT50 Gas Turbine Engine. We are a pioneering aerospace manufacturer disrupting the market with our ground-breaking new aircraft and modern vertically integrated approach to development & manufacturing. Every element of the HX50 and GT50 are designed and manufactured by us, in-house, at our production facility in Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK.  

We employ a fantastically talented, motivated, and driven team of professionals. Working as a close-knit flat management structure, we share a common vision for the future of general aviation and a passion to deliver HX50 to our hundreds of global customers.

Hill is currently offering suitable individuals the opportunity to become a crucial part of our team. Furthermore, with such a fast-growing organisation, the only limit to your professional development and growth within our company is your own drive and ambition.

Hill is revolutionising the General Aviation market with our new HX50 Helicopter, which combines ‘supercar’ appearance, with unparalleled levels of performance and cost effectiveness.  
Be part of the team shaping the future
of general aviation
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Hill Development Centre
Units 3 & 4 Key Pt, Towers Business Pk, Wheelhouse Road
Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1UZ
United Kingdom

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