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Automation Technician Job

Date: 08-Oct-2021

Location: Liverpool, GB, L21 1LA

Company: Peel Ports

Vacancy - Automation Technician


At Peel Ports we’re already one of the UK’s leading port and logistics companies with ambitious plans to grow and transform the supply chain to benefit our customers. With multiple settings across the UK and a huge choice of career paths, our business offers exciting opportunities. Much of our success depends on our unrivalled facilities and technology. But in our sector, it always comes down to having the right talent. So, if you’ve got what it takes to rise to the challenge, then a potential future with Peel Ports could be for you.


Applicants are invited to apply for the above vacancy within the Containers Engineering Department, based at the Port of Liverpool.


Role Purpose: Support the Containers Operation & Maintenance teams with timely and accurate automation assistance.  You will also be responsible for the co-ordination of the Container Maintenance team during failures of the automation systems, monitoring performance of the container handling equipment and enabling and efficient and effective team.


This role will include the following responsibilities:


- Monitor and diagnose all system issues on the live system, whilst based in the control room

- Assist and collaborate with on shift maintenance and operations teams to increase the level of automation knowlegde during breakdowns

- Liaise between the Enginering Manager, Operational employees, Engineering PLanners and Team Leaders to ensure a seamless maintenance routine of all assets occurs

- Produce KPIs and management reports

- Ensure the efficient planning, delivery and completion of training plans, as submitted by the area managers with the automation systems

- Ensure timely and accurate recording of information and documentation that may be used in important decision making and auditing processes

- Execute in-depth system analysis and improvement plans

- Assist with automation improvement programs across the shifts


Applicants interested in this role should ideally possess the following skills and experience:


- Experience of automation systems/controls/processes/fault finding within PLC code/HMI's

- Educated to a minimum HNC or equivalent in a relevant discipline

- Knoweldge of technical electrical documentation, network structures, communication protocols

- Adept at fault finding system errors, along with process failures

- Knowledge of drives is advantageous but not essential

- Highly motivated self-starter who is focused and driven to achieve

- A full valid Driving Licence

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