Controls Engineer

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Full Time



Job Description

Who we are:

Tayto Group Ltd is the UK’s 3rd largest snack manufacturer, renowned for producing great tasting snacks that are consumed by millions of people every day. You’ll be familiar with our Golden Wonder, REAL, TAYTO and Mr Porky brands, but may not know we are the UK’s leading supplier of private label snacks! With a rich heritage spanning decades, we are, and have always been, committed to delivering quality and innovation with every bite!

About the role:

Due to an internal promotion and development, we have an opportunity at our Scunthorpe site for an experienced Controls Engineer! We’re looking for a self-motivated, experienced Controls Engineer with experience working in automation to come and join our dynamic engineering team.

You’ll have primary responsibility for all things PLC, including fault-finding and programming. You’ll also be heavily involved in the planning and execution of projects to replace obsolete PLC systems whilst playing a key role in the enhancement of our automation processes ensuring efficiency, safety and reliability.

What a typical day will look like:

  • Developing and implementing PLC programs to control automation systems
  • Conduct thorough diagnostics to identify and resolve PLC related issues
  • Lead projects to facilitate the replacement of obsolete PLC systems coordinating with engineering and production to reduce downtime and minimise any issues
  • Proactively identify opportunities for automation improvements

What will need from you?

  • A HNC/HND in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Automation or related field
  • Demonstrable knowledge of PLC systems, ideally Allen Bradley and Mitsubishi
  • Ideally experience in project management and executing automation projects from concept to completion
  • Experience of working within a food manufacturing/FMCG environment would be an advantage but isn’t essential
  • A good understanding of industrial automation protocols and communication interfaces would be a huge advantage

This role will operate from Monday – Friday, core hours, but there may be times when you will be required to support the team outside of your normal working hours.

We’ll provide you with all the tools to learn, develop the role and yourself and will support with additional training needs where required.

If you’d like to find out more about us and the role, please click to apply and someone from our recruitment team will be in touch with all the details!


  • Recognised Electrical/Electronic Engineering qualification
  • Strong PLC knowledge of either Allen Bradley or Mitsubishi


  • Experience within a similar role in a food manufacturing environment
  • A sound understanding of industrial automation



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