Vacancies

Our Current Vacancies:

Application Sales Engineer, West of England

Looking for a new challenge?
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic sales engineer to join our leading automation company.

You will have a good engineering and controls background. Training will be given to fully support the range of global brands in our portfolio. We are looking for someone who has a high degree of self-motivation, strong communication and presentation skills and a willingness to learn.

You will develop new and existing business in the west of England area, covering Bristol, Gloucester, Worcestershire and the Herefordshire areas.

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 and Eaton.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, 25 days holiday, a company pension and car. A full clean driving licence is essential. Send a covering letter outlining your experience and why you want to work for us, along with your CV to


Senior Mechanical Fitters, Plymouth

The Engineering Solutions division has vacancies for senior mechanical fitters who have experience building and commissioning automation equipment.

Job Tasks:

  • Building sub-assembly to engineering drawings.
  • Building and assembling machines to drawings.
  • Commissioning machines.
  • Completing sign-off with customers.
  • Installations at customer sites.

Candidates must have either completed an apprenticeship with an academic element or be able to demonstrate experience in a similar field. Please send us your CV and a covering letter to


Senior Controls Wiremen, Plymouth

Our Engineering Solutions division is looking for senior controls wiremen with experience building and commissioning automation equipment.

Job Tasks:

  • Building and testing control systems to circuits.
  • Integration of controls to automation machinery.
  • Commissioning of systems.
  • Machine installation at customer sites.

Candidates must have either completed an apprenticeship with an academic element or be able to demonstrate experience in a similar field. Please send us your CV and a covering letter to


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


Mechanical Fitter, Plymouth

The Industrial Systems division has a vacancy for a mechanical fitter. This division is responsible for the Maytec range of aluminium profiles and steel pipe systems, along with Carryline conveyors.

Job Tasks:

  • Assembling machine frames, guard frames, workbenches and conveyor systems from mechanical drawings and 3D CAD models to a high precision and quality.
  • Use of machinery including bed saw, wall saw, chop saw and milling machines.
  • Packing and shipping of products.
  • Picking of components.
  • Forklifting.
  • Miscellaneous site work.

The working environment is fast paced with a high turnover of projects each month. Previous experience of mechanical building or operating in a similar working environment is necessary. Training in the products will be given.

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