Automation Engineer | Heerenveen


Job Summary

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and will bring expertise in automation tools with a commitment to customer focus, quality, and innovation. This person will impact the organization by being a recognized leader and proactive problem solver, while showing the enthusiasm for the company.

The Automation Engineer will report to the Team Leader Automation.

This position is mainly focused on Evaporators & Dryers Application Projects inside Business Stream Powder.

You will be required to travel to client sites in up to 35% of your time for meeting & commissioning.

You will be based in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

What you will do

  • Design, develop and test the software of PLC/HMI/SCADA control systems for evaporation & drying systems.
  • Develop different kind of Production, consumption and utility reports . Knowledge of Basic SQL is added advantages.
  • Design Automation hardware/software/panel engineering and associated documentations.
  • Participate in design reviews and safety risk assessments, customer FAT
  • Testing and commissioning of hardware and software at customer site, (inter) national, for a short or long period of time.
  • Design, test and configure control panels, motor control centres, Ethernet networks, ASI/IO-link networks, and pneumatic circuits, for automation systems
  • Conduct automation training for customer personnel on the installed systems.
  • Be responsible to compile and review all the technical documentation to be included on the project documentation.
  • Report to the Project Manager for project & program related tasks including budget control, progress reports & forecasting.
  • Create Functional Specifications which can be used by other automation team to develop the software.
  • Make programming and specifications in time, with correct quality and at specified cost
  • Report to the Project Manager for project & program related tasks including budget control, progress reports & forecasting.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of relevant working procedures, templates, standards etc for Department.
  • Manage automation activities on site for installation, commissioning, and performance testing phases

We believe you have

  • Degree in Instrumentation /Electrical/ Automation Engineering Or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar role preferably in an international environment in similar Food/Process Industry.
  • Good knowledge and proven understanding of equipment and processes within the food/dairy industry, preferably in Evaporators & Dryers industry.
  • Good knowledge in PLC (Siemens S7/ TIA or Rockwell CLX), SCADAs (Aveva) programming and commissioning.
  • Should be able to- independently handle TPPM, Skynet , Optimus and knowledge of SSP.
  • Fluent in English in both verbal and in writing, Dutch language will be an added advantage.
  • Team player having result oriented approach & problem-solving attitude.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm on the job
  • Both technical and commercial approach with a structured way of working with team and independently.
  • Have the ability to work under demanding timelines and situations.

We Offer You

  • A variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape
  • A culture that pioneers a spirit of innovation where our industry experts drive visible results
  • An equal opportunity employment experience that values diversity and inclusion
  • Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements


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