Automation Systems Assembly Technician

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented self-starter to join the growing YASA Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team. We are looking for a highly motivated Technician with a demonstrated ability for assembly of automated equipment in a fast-paced environment.

You must have a sound knowledge of automation systems and their assembly, and an ability to apply your experience creatively in the assembly of automated test and assembly systems for a range of world leading innovative products.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Working with the AME team to assemble and maintain YASA’s process and test equipment, ensuring the company meets its quality and schedule requirements.
  • Interpreting the detail of mechanical drawings, electrical and pneumatic schematics for automated systems in order to assemble the equipment to precise quality standards.
  • Installation of PLC, HMI, motion and vision inspection systems
  • Provide feedback to the design teams to ensure overall automation system design meets requirements for functionality and manufacture
  • Assembly of engineering test and validation equipment
  • Support the creation of technical documentation to support safe machine operation
  • Support development and improvement of manufacturing processes
  • Maintain new and existing equipment to ensure production schedules are met.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Flexible in their approach to work, desire to thrive in a dynamic and exciting fast-moving environment
  • HNC or equivalent in electrical, electronic or manufacturing systems with at least 5 years’ experience in an automation systems build/maintenance environment
  • Qualification in IEE wiring regulations
  • Have a strong mechanical or electrical engineering background, but more importantly, be able to apply knowledge to real world situations
  • Have the ability to provide feedback to the design team and suggest design improvements if required.
  • Good understanding of automation components such as PLCs, robotics, vision systems, pneumatics, electrical circuits and coolant systems (water/gycol and oil)
  • Confident working with suppliers to procure required hardware
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the determination to succeed
  • UK driving licence and be available to support visits to supplier sites.

 

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in an automotive environment
  • Experience of working within a TS16949 quality system environment.

 

 Benefits:

  • 25 days' holiday
  • Pension
  • On-site gym
  • Private medical plan
  • 4 x death in service
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social activities
  • Share scheme

 

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