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£24,000 - £30,000 p.a.

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Graduate Controls Engineer – Birmingham

Position: Graduate Controls Engineer

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £24,000 – 30,000 (DOE)

Due to business expansion our client is looking to strengthen their Controls Department with the introduction of a Graduate Controls Engineer. Our client designs and manufactures bespoke automated machinery used across a wide range of industry sectors including: Automotive, Aerospace, Warehouse Automaton & Logistics, Food & FMCG, Medical & Pharmaceutical.

The role of Graduate Controls Engineer will include the following:

  • Work within a team environment shadowing and supporting other members of the controls department.
  • Learning about machine sequencing, ladder logic, structured text, functional and software design specifications.
  • Hands on plc coding from scratch when confident, as well as supporting the modification of plc code.
  • You will work with an array of plc/motion controllers, pneumatics, robotics, supporting engineering projects from cradle to grave.
  • The quicker you learn, the quicker you will start to take on projects independently.
  • You will work on inanimate machines to bring them to life by programming the machines sequence and logical instructions.

Whilst training on the job will be provided, it is up to the individual to drive their own learning both inside and outside of the office through researching and self study (not necessarily academic study)

The suitable candidate for Graduate Controls Engineer will need to possess the following skills, qualifications and interests:

  • Technical qualification in engineering, preferably electrical engineering, controls system engineering or robotics.
  • Hands on experience with basic plc coding or motion controller programming either from academia, hobby or work related, is essential.
  • A Passion for automation, robotics, and a genuine interest in engineering and how things work

This is a wonderful opportunity to forge a career in Control System Engineering. If you have the above qualifications, skills and passion for this role of Graduate Controls Engineer, then please email your up to date CV to Richard Heaton, Managing Consultant at Cartisian Technical Recruitment, at

Cartisian Technical Recruitment are a specialist recruitment agency sourcing engineers for Automation, Software & Electronics, Automotive, General Engineering & Manufacturing sectors.

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