Automation & Controls Field Service Engineer in Schneider Electric at Warrington, England, United Kingdom

Website Schneider Electric

This listing is about Schneider Electric in Warrington, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Great people make Schneider Electric a great company!

At Schneider, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading process & energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, real-time automation, controls, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

We are committed to unleash the infinite possibilities of an open, global, innovative community that is passionate about out Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

Schneider Electric has an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our team as a Field Service Engineer (Automation & Controls), working within our Industrial Automation Team, UK.

Your mission:

As a key member of staff within the company Field Services delivery and Support departments, the main responsibility of this engineering role is to undertake site, planned maintenance, breakdown fault find & troubleshooting, system modifications, commissioning, in-house design engineering and other client support activities across a range of electronic hardware/software based control and safety systems for which training will be provided. Additionally, there will be involvement in the original system design.

This particular role will rapidly develop to involve significant levels of site work which could also include periods of time off-shore checking and modifying oil/Gas rig control systems. The role also includes being a part of a 24/7 customer support operation, delivering continuous help to our most important customers.

Roles & Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide site based maintenance, repair, modification (wiring and fitting/assembly) Software/Cogiguration changes, testing and commissioning, both on-shore and off-shore.
  • Provide telephone support.
  • Attend meetings with clients to discuss technical requirements and recommend solutions.
  • Provide sound engineering advice as required across a spectrum of engineering problems.
  • Assistance to sales in technical queries, proposals and cost estimating as required.
  • Organising the logistics for site visits.
  • Adherence to Quality Standards and procedures (including reviews).
  • Rapidly developing to undertake 24/7 call out, including visits offshore. This will be on a rota basis for which additional allowances apply.
  • Assist in new systems build (design/testing) where required.
  • Ensure technical compliance to customers’ specification relating to assigned areas of work.
  • To be aware of the development of existing and new Schneider Electric hardware and software products.
  • Assist when necessary in the development or upgrading of internal service/department procedures.

Important Criteria for this role:

  • Assist when necessary in the development or upgrading of internal service/department procedures.
  • Rapidly proceed to provide excellent site support directly or via telephone.
  • Organisation of site visit dates and all logistics for site visits.
  • Maintain site modification files to a high standard.
  • Discuss and recommend technical solutions.
  • Accurate updating and archiving of documentation.
  • Commercial awareness of project costs, time management and the associated control thereof.
  • Assurance of quality standard.
  • The role is suited to a candidate who is methodical, has good interpersonal skills and strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • The Field Service Engineer will be self motivated, self-reliant and able to work under pressure with the ability to work as part of a team.
  • A good command of English is essential.
  • This role is suited to candidates who may largely be office based but who wish to develop their career into a more senior role involving more exposure to site based work, whilst acquiring greater engineering skills in designing, modernising and testing market leading control systems.
  • It is required that the individual in this role will independently manage their tasks in accordance with the programme and quality requirements, ensuring that quality & health safety procdures are adhered to at all times.

About You:

  • Must have HNC/HND/B.Sc./B.Eng in Electronic Engineering or equivalent proficiency.
  • A sound practical understanding of basic electrical and electronic circuits.
  • At least some demonstrable site based experience in electronic/electrical/software (SCADA, PLC or DCS) control and/or safety systems maintenance, fault finding, repair, modification (including wiring and fitting/assembly), testing and commissioning.
  • Be able to demonstrate self reliance in solving problems.
  • Experience of team working, possessing the necessary communication skills to get results.
  • Testing at system level.
  • Undertaking engineering design changes to existing systems.
  • PC Literate (MS Office).
  • Proven hardware and/or software capabilities.
  • Be able to follow a system circuit design drawing and then be able to modify system circuitry and connections.
  • Must be able and willing to work, when required, in environments such as off-shore oil rigs for which additional health & safety training is required and would be provided.
  • Full driving licence required.

Experience of the following will be an advantage:

  • At least two years experience in a role requiring extensive site based electronic/electrical/software (SCADA, PLC or DCS) control and/or safety systems maintenance, fault finding, repair, modification (including wiring and fitting/assembly), testing and commissioning within the process & discrete control industry (such as Nuclear, Automotive, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Defence).
  • SCADA, PLC or DCS programming.
  • Understanding of basics in intrinsic safety equipment, analogue/digital design, power supplies and distribution annunciators, comms etc. and/or PLC/DCS software programming capabilities.
  • Good understanding of Industrial IT, virtualization environments, Software, I.T and Electrical/Electronic circuits and safety.
  • CAD experience.

We seek out and reward people for being straightforward, open, passionate, effective and challenging the status quo. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. We welcome people as they are, creating an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company. We’re looking for people with a passion for success — on the job and beyond. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric:

Our offer to you:

You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with significant personal responsibility and attractive development opportunities

  • Flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life
  • Optimal support on your career path through regular training opportunities
  • A dynamic and personal atmosphere, working with a global energised team
  • A company culture that encourages performance and cooperation
  • An attractive compensation package including the comprehensive fringe benefits expected of an international company

At Schneider Electric, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, it’s an integral part of our history, culture and identity. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve. As a result, our teams are stronger to drive the company’s future.

Please submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled.

You know about us, so let us learn about you! Apply today.

Schedule: Full-time

Req: 007CIS

Company: Schneider Electric

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Job Location: Warrington, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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