Our Current Vacancies:

Mechanical Fitter, Plymouth


An experienced, time served Fitter with good knowledge of Automation and who communicates well with a team, whilst also being capable to carry out assembling and fitting tasks to a high standard. A high level of problem-solving skill is required and able to conduct yourself in a professional manner. To show capability, qualities and ability to progress to a Commissioning Engineer role in the future.


  • To carry out assembly and fitting tasks to a high standard, in a logical order and in good time.
  • Understand limits, fits, and to assemble components taking into account key details from the drawing/layout.
  • To liaise with the Commissioning Engineer/Project Manager to maintain focus on the job with a view to complete the job as efficiently as possible.
  • Within the project(s) identify key activities in order to de-risk the assembly stages both pre and during assembly phase(s).
  • Diligently mark up any changes/modifications to parts/drawings and record on our internal system.
  • Challenge the equipment to produce product to customer specification, prior to FAT/ECAP or equivalent and maintain progress updates to the Project Manager.
  • Work to achieve the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) targets as per specification.
  • To act as a Lead Fitter on certain projects which would involve commissioning.
  • Correctly instruct, supervise and transfer skills to any apprentice, and to ensure safety and quality of work.
  • Travel with the equipment to support on-site installation, training and sign off of equipment.
  • Act as an Applied Automation company representative and first point of contact whilst on-site, maintaining the customer relationship, and keeping the Project Manager informed of any issues and work plan progress.

The role is based in Plymouth, although there will be a requirement to work in other areas such as customer sites, which could be in the UK or abroad.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  

Grinder, Plymouth

PTG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Automation (UK) Ltd., is a Precision Engineering company manufacturing Components, Tooling, Jigs and Fixtures for the OEM, Workholding, Nuclear, Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Mass Transit sectors along with general engineered components.

We have an immediate requirement for a Manual Grinder to join our busy team.

The Role - Fully skilled and competent Cylindrical and Surface Grinder

The Candidate -

  • Strong background in Engineering Manufacturing is essential, preferably time served with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Must have experience within a precision grinding environment and knowledge of grinding wheel grades, types, etc
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, and customer specifications ensuring all components are within specified tolerances
  • Must have experience in working to tight tolerances
  • Good understanding of geometric tolerances and symbols
  • Knowledge and experience of milling and turning would be an advantage
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible with regards to over-time

Responsible for -

  • Operating manual cylindrical and surface grinding machines (Jones & Shipman – Brown & Sharpe)
  • External and internal grinding of components using magnetic chuck, 3-jaw chuck, fixtures and between centres
  • The use of inspection equipment to ensure that all sizes, geometric tolerances and surface finish requirements are adhered to

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  

Project Manager, Plymouth

Are you an experienced engineering project manager looking for a new challenge? A rare opportunity has arisen at Applied Automation (UK) Ltd in the Engineering Solutions division. A highly organised project manager is being sought to oversee the build, sign-off and successful customer delivery of complex, bespoke, automated machines. You will need to be a highly organised team player who can work independently and it is vital you are customer focused and deadline oriented. You need to have a sound technical knowledge of all aspects of systematic project management (SPM) building, machine automation and experience with MS Project. A competitive salary is being offered, subject to experience.

The role is based in Plymouth, although there may be occasional requirements to work in other areas such as customer sites, which could be in the UK or abroad.

Interested? Click HERE for more details. To apply please email a covering letter and your CV to  

Senior Controls Engineer, Plymouth

Role and Responsibilities:

Applied Automation’s Engineering Solutions division is looking for a highly skilled Senior Controls Design Engineer to join its Design Department.

We are looking for a candidate to have the following:

  • Have a high level of knowledge and expertise in the design and speciation of industrial control systems.
  • Suitable and relevant experience in bespoke machine design and AutoCAD Electrical is essential.
  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical, Sistema and component knowledge of Omron, Rockwell, Siemens, Pilz products.
  • To be able to resolve problems quickly and efficiently as required for each successful project.

Design Responsibilities:

  • Attend concept meetings
  • Liaising with the customer on specifications
  • Specifying and generating system architecture drawings using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Specifying individual industrial controls components including:
    • PLCs and HMIs
    • Remote I/O Systems
    • Variable Speed Drives
    • Servo Motors
    • Robots
    • Printers
  • Complete controls drawings for all aspects of the electrical and pneumatics components using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Generate a Hardware Design Specification (HDS)
  • Generation of parts lists and recommended spares for controls components
  • Completing Light Curtain and Floor Scanner calculations where required
  • Completing risk assessments on machines and specifying safety rated components to meet the requirements
  • Construction and completion of Sistema reports
  • Leading controls handover meetings to Electrical Fitters and Software Engineers
  • Meeting project budgets and project timelines
  • Generating documentation packs for all control’s aspects per project

Essential Experience, Competencies and Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both written and orally
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Competent in the use of AutoCAD Electrical
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and organise workload to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible, “can do” approach to their work

The role is based in Plymouth, although there will be a requirement to work in other areas such as customer sites, which could be in the UK or abroad.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to