Vacancies

Our Current Vacancies:

Software Engineer, Plymouth

Job Tasks:

  • Generate PLC/HMI code for bespoke automated assembly and test equipment.
  • Establish communication protocols and integrate external peripheral equipment such as: vision systems, servo systems, robots, leak testers, ink-jet printers and laser markers.
  • Commission software/machines.
  • Provide training to customer engineers, maintenance technicians and operators in the use and operation of machine/system.
  • Undertake site visits to install equipment at customer premises (can be worldwide).
  • Liaise with customers, attend design briefings/reviews/teleconferences.
  • Generate detailed documentation upon project completion, including: flow charts, software design specification documentation and operating instructions for inclusion in machine manuals.

Skills:

  • Experience in PLC logic and programming with any of the following PLCs: Omron, Allen Bradley, Siemens or Mitsubishi.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated and highly organised.
  • Able to work as part of a team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic or Robotics Engineering is desired.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Electrical/Electronic Assembler, Plymouth

The Marine Automation division has a vacancy for an assembler who ideally has experience of working within a marine electrical environment.

Job Tasks:

  • Wiring of AC/DC panels and enclosures.
  • Capable of reading schematic and circuit diagrams.
  • Looms & PCB assembly for the luxury yacht market.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Marine Instrument Panel Polisher, Plymouth

The Marine Automation division has a vacancy for an experienced polisher, possibly from a marine or automotive background.

As a marine panel manufacturer for luxury and super yachts, we specialise in polished metal, wet spray, powder coating and hydrographic printing finishes, which must be all skilfully hand polished.

There will also be opportunities to learn and develop powder coating and hydrographic printing techniques.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


CNC Supervisor, Plymouth

The Marine Automation division has a vacancy for an experienced CNC router operator. This opportunity would ideally suit someone who has supervisory experience or is looking for an opportunity to move into a supervisory role. This varied and challenging position requires good organisation skills, paying close attention to detail, so applicants will need to demonstrate they have relevant experience acquired in a previous role.

The successful candidate should have sound communication skills as there will be frequent contact with suppliers and customers. Previous experience dealing with external companies would be desirable.

Typical job tasks include:

  • Running CNC router machines, machining plastics and aluminium
  • Team supervision
  • CNC router engraving
  • Laser engraving and cutting
  • Scheduling jobs to be machined
  • Departmental liaison
  • Health and safety
  • Machine training
  • Material stock ordering and control
  • Supplier quality control
  • Quoting jobs
  • Resolving any product quality and supply issues with customers

This is a rewarding opportunity to join a successful, growing company. The working environment is fast-paced with a high turnover of projects each month. Previous experience of working in a similar environment is essential. A competitive salary, including paid holiday and a company pension, commensurate with experience, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Internal Sales Engineer, Portsmouth

Due to expansion, the X-STK division is looking for an enthusiastic internal sales engineer to join this leading automation company. Ideally you will have an engineering or technical background, although it is not essential as training will be given.

This is an office based position, supporting the application sales engineers operating in the south of England area.

Main duties will include:

  • Managing goods inwards
  • Sales order processing
  • Telephone sales and support

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and is able to work without supervision. You should have good communication and presentation skills, able to think on your feet and have a willingness to learn.

X-STK is a division of Applied Automation, an industrial automation and control specialist. You will join an experienced team in technical sales, supporting a range of leading brands including SMC Pneumatics, Omron Electronics, Rittal, Weidmuller, Universal Robots and Eaton.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary and 25 days holiday. Send a covering letter outlining your experience and why you want to work for us, along with your CV to  


Field Service Engineer, Plymouth

This is a rare opportunity for someone who is able to travel worldwide at short notice to join a growing company in Plymouth as a field service engineer.

Applied Tube Technology Ltd is one of the UK’s leading tube manipulation equipment suppliers. We specialise in the production, maintenance and support of CNC tube bending and end forming machinery. Working out of our Plymouth factory, we have a global presence and our machines are currently in use across five continents. Our customers range from small production workshops, to large multinational corporations within the automotive, aerospace and marine sectors.

Main duties include:

  • Carry out maintenance and customer support on our machines.
  • Identify and fix machines which could be of an electrical, mechanical or hydraulic nature.
  • Assist customers from our Plymouth facility and travel to customers at short notice around the UK, Europe, China and the rest of the world.
  • Write service reports to send to customers.
  • Provide commissioning and fault-finding guidance to production teams.
  • When based in Plymouth, support our engineering team in all aspects of building new machinery.

The successful candidate will also be expected to learn the art of tube bending, gaining an understanding of how our machines and the tooling works, and then to offer technical support and training to our customers. Training in this area will be given.

You will ideally have the following:

  • Minimum of a HNC qualification in a related discipline.
  • Experience of three-phase power distribution.
  • Experience of servo motion control systems.
  • Experience of basic PLC programming.
  • Experience working with electrical circuit diagrams.
  • Possess a working knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic systems.

The ideal person will also have good commercial awareness with excellent communication skills, be well organised, self-motivated and enjoy problem solving.

This is an excellent opportunity for a multi-skilled person with the right experience. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, company pension and 25 days holiday. Please send a covering letter outlining your experience and why you want to work for us, along with your CV to  


Control Systems Engineer, Plymouth

We are looking for a talented control systems engineer to join our growing company in Plymouth.

Applied Tube Technology Ltd is one of the UK’s leading tube manipulation equipment suppliers. We specialise in the production, maintenance and support of CNC tube bending and end forming machinery. Working out of our Plymouth factory, we have a global presence and our machines are currently in use across five continents. Our customers range from small production workshops, to large multinational corporations within the automotive, aerospace and marine sectors.

Main duties include:

  • Develop and implement cutting edge new software packages for our machinery and to become familiar with existing packages used by Applied Tube Technology.
  • Carry out commissioning and start-up of control systems onto new machines.
  • Identify and fix machine issues that may be caused due to an issue within machine software or PLC.
  • Set parameters and commission Bosch Rexroth servo drives.
  • Assist customers remotely from our Plymouth facility and you may also be required to occasionally travel to customer locations, when the problem cannot be solved remotely.
  • Write service reports to send to customers.

The successful candidate will also be expected to learn the art of tube bending on our machines, gaining an understanding of how our machines and the tooling works, to offer technical support and training to our customers. Training in this area will be given.

You will ideally have the following:

  • Minimum HNC qualification in a software or controls discipline.
  • Familiarity with servo motion control systems.
  • Familiarity with Visual Basic.
  • Some familiarity with the Beckhoff Twincat system would be beneficial.
  • Experience of basic PLC programming.
  • Experience working with electrical circuit diagrams would be beneficial.

The ideal person will also have good commercial awareness with excellent communication skills, be well organised, self-motivated and has a logical thought process.

This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably experienced software engineer. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, company pension and 25 days holiday. Please send a covering letter outlining your experience and why you want to work for us, along with your CV to  


Marine Panel Foreman, Plymouth

The Marine Automation division has a vacancy for an experienced foreman, responsible for ensuring our team of electrical panel fitters are allocated work tasks, preparing wiring and build packs, issuing kit and maintaining updates to computer systems.

This is a busy and varied role that would ideally suit someone who has supervisory experience or is looking for an opportunity to move into a supervisory role. This position has line management responsibility and requires good organisational skills, paying close attention to detail. Ideal applicants will need to demonstrate they have relevant experience acquired in a previous role and have a recognised electrical qualification.

The successful candidate should have sound communication and people skills, with the ability to resolve issues in a professional and friendly way.

Typical job tasks include:

  • Liaise with managers in line with daily production schedule requirements.
  • Ensure the team are being used efficiently with respect to work schedules.
  • Prepare terminal lists, electrical drawings and information packs for panel build.
  • Issue and monitor kit assemblies to the workshop.
  • Support staff with questions regarding build.
  • Report and rectify problems with build information.
  • Ensure Health and Safety rules are followed.
  • Carry out working induction of new staff and maintain regular staff appraisals.
  • Maintain paperwork and computer systems.
  • Resolve any issues as they arise.

This is a rewarding opportunity for the right person to join a successful, growing company. The working environment is fast-paced with a high turnover of projects each month. Previous experience of working in a similar environment is essential. A competitive salary, including paid holiday and a company pension, commensurate with experience, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to