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.


  • 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  

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