Vacancies

Our Current Vacancies:


Sales Manager, National

Bespoke Automation

Applied Automation (UK) Ltd are seeking a key individual to join our Engineering Solutions Division and to take the lead role with regard to the sales of our bespoke automation solutions.

Our Automation enquiries handling team comprises of field sales personnel and proposals engineers and the team are responsible for the following:

  • To identify and promote our skills to suitable customer types
  • To identify suitable automation opportunities
  • To clarify with the customers the key requirements for the automation equipment
  • To define the concept
  • To generate a proposal document defining our solution
  • To cost the solution
  • To win orders
  • To debrief the project to our engineering teams

Applied Automation have been involved with the design and build of automation equipment for 30+ years and we have in house a wealth of experience available and the necessary skills to be able to tackle the most complex of automation challenges.

Applied Automation – Engineering Solutions operate from a sizeable manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Devon but as our anticipation is that most of our clients will be arrayed around the UK and to a reasonable degree overseas, the National Sales manager need not be locally based.

An appropriate and attractive salary package, along with company car, pension contributions etc will be made available for the right individual to join this exciting division of our company.

Please show your interest in the role, ideally with a supporting CV to  


Polisher/Metal Finisher, Plymouth

Applied Automation (UK) Ltd which is based in Plympton, Plymouth – are looking for an experienced Polisher/Metal Finisher. We offer, as a market leading supplier, the highest quality facia, control and instrument panels for the luxury and sports yachting industry. Panels are cut mainly in house from aluminium plate, they can then be finished using several different high spec finishes which Applied Automation (UK) Ltd performs inhouse which include powder coat, wet spray, hydrographic dipping.

Working hours for this role are:

Monday - Friday, 7.00am - 15.30pm.

Responsible To: Production Foreman

  • Must be proficient and efficient in using hand tools to complete high standards of metal finishing on a variety and size of panels.
  • Carry out necessary checks and quality assurance of products prior to final inspection and despatch.
  • Maintain and ensure equipment is safe, clean and in good working order, reporting any defaults that may arise.
  • Ensure work areas are kept clean and tidy, adhering to Health and Safety procedures and policies at all times.
  • Any other duties commensurate within this position and skill set required.

Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who:

  • Has the knowledge and experience of using a variety of metal finishing techniques including using hand tools.
  • Be fully competent in all aspects of metal polishing including buffing and finishing.
  • Has the ability to work within a team or on your own initiative.
  • Pay attention to detail and quality.

What we offer in return:

  • Full time, permanent contract.
  • Salary is negotiable dependant on skills and experience.
  • An extremely varied and interesting role.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Mechanical Fitter, Plymouth

Mechanical Fitter working in medium repeat production environment.

Applied Automation is a established Build to Print business, operating from its manufacturing site in Langage Industrial Estate in Plymouth.

The Build to Print division makes up 1 of the 7 divisions of Applied Automation, and has a customer base covering Automotive, Railway, Marine, Medical and Labware.

We are currently looking for a skilled or unskilled Mechanical Fitters who have a “can do” attitude and a passion to succeed to achieve production targets and initiatives.

The successful candidate will receive in-depth product training, and coaching to achieve Applied Automation’s high quality standards.

This opportunity is well suited to either experienced Mechanical Fitters or someone who wants to start their career in serial production specialising in the mechanical assembly elements while benefitting from a clean, safe, organised production environment.

The contract is a full time permanent position.

There are two shift patterns to choose from to carry out 40 hours per week.

Holiday entitlement is 25 days plus bank holidays.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Wire Person, Plymouth

Wiring person working in medium repeat production environment.

Applied Automation is a established Build to Print business, operating from its manufacturing site in Langage Industrial Estate in Plymouth.

The Build to Print division makes up 1 of the 7 divisions of Applied Automation, and has a customer base covering Automotive, Railway, Marine, Medical and Labware.

We are currently looking for a skilled or unskilled electrical Wire Person who has a “can do” attitude and a passion to succeed to achieve production targets and initiatives.

The successful candidate will receive in-depth product training, and coaching to achieve Applied Automation’s high quality standards.

This opportunity is well suited to either an experienced Wire Person or someone who wants to start their career in serial production specialising in the electrical assembly elements while benefitting from a clean, safe, organised production environment.

The contract is a full time permanent position.

There are two shift patterns to choose from to carry out 40 hours per week.

Holiday entitlement is 25 days plus bank holidays.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Looming & Harnessing Person, Plymouth

Looming & Harnessing Person working in medium repeat production environment.

Applied Automation is a established Build to Print business, operating from its manufacturing site in Langage Industrial Estate in Plymouth.

The Build to Print division makes up 1 of the 7 divisions of Applied Automation, and has a customer base covering Automotive, Railway, Marine, Medical and Labware.

We are currently looking for a skilled or unskilled looming & harnessing person who has a “can do” attitude and a passion to succeed to achieve production targets and initiatives.

The successful candidate will receive in-depth product training, and coaching to achieve Applied Automation’s high quality standards.

This opportunity is well suited to either an experienced Wire Person or someone who wants to start their career in serial production specialising in looming & harnessing while benefitting from a clean, safe, organised production environment.

The contract is a full time permanent position.

There are two shift patterns to choose from to carry out 40 hours per week.

Holiday entitlement is 25 days plus bank holidays.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Production Test Technician, Plymouth

Production Test Technician working in medium repeat production environment.

Applied Automation is a established Build to Print business, operating from its manufacturing site in Langage Industrial Estate in Plymouth.

The Build to Print division makes up 1 of the 7 divisions of Applied Automation, and has a customer base covering Automotive, Railway, Marine, Medical and Labware.

We are currently looking for a skilled or unskilled Production Test Technician who has a “can do” attitude a passion for quality and attention to detail.

The successful candidate will receive in-depth product training, and coaching to achieve Applied Automation’s high quality standards.

This opportunity is well suited to either experienced Electrical Tester or someone who wants to start their career in a production environment specialising in the Quality element of manufacturing while benefitting from a clean, safe, organised production environment.

The contract is a full time permanent position.

There are two shift patterns to choose from to carry out 40 hours per week.

Holiday entitlement is 25 days plus bank holidays.

Please send us your CV and a covering letter to  


Controls Engineer, Plymouth

Role and Responsibilities:

Applied Automation’s Engineering Solutions division is looking for a highly skilled 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  



Electrical Engineer, Plymouth

The role of an Electrical Fitter is described below.

To be suitable for this role the person would need to be a time served or have equivalent experience in Automation equipment.

Requirements:

  • Understand Applied/customer issued electrical circuits/drawings
  • Control panel build in line with the Applied or customers standard.
  • Install a wide selection of electrical equipment such as motors, motor starters, contactors, relays, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and Safety PLC’s.
  • Install and have a good understanding of all types of commonly used wiring and wiring accessories.
  • Integrate pneumatics in line with issued circuits.
  • Have a good understanding of the following
    • Workshop practice,
    • Electrical wiring symbols, engineering drawings and layout drawings for electrical and pneumatic systems.
    • Procedures for inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations.
    • Industrial hazards, health and safety precautions and environmental concerns.
    • Installation practice and regulations, and relevant codes of practice.
  • Able to work on their own and within a team.
  • To be focused on the job with a view to complete the job as efficiently as possible.
  • Ability to fault find on electrical and pneumatic installations and equipment.
  • Diligently mark-up circuits as required (attention to detail is paramount)
  • Inspect, test and commission electrical installation and equipment.
  • Correctly instruct, supervise and transfer skills to any apprentice and semi-skilled worker assigned and to ensure safety and quality of work.
  • Availability to travel to include overseas site installations as required (usually no longer than 2 weeks)
  • Adhere to the company’s SSO (Safe System of Work) at all times.
  • 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.
  • To liaise with the Electrical Foreman/Project Manager regarding any issues that may impact the time frame.

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  


Mechanical Fitter, Plymouth

Requirements:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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