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Posting date : 09/01/2023

Reference : GBR11171

Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineer

  • United Kingdom , North West , Cheshire
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Technical Production

Position description

Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineer – Saint Gobain Interior Solutions – Site Based - Runcorn

At Saint-Gobain people matter to us, and we try to show that every day. As part of this, our aim is to create an enterprising and innovative working environment, where you have the opportunity to learn new skills, and develop your career. Did you know we have been awarded top UK & Global Employer 7 Years Running!?

Our purpose is to make the world a better home for all, by creating high performance drylining and insulation solutions that take care of people and the planet. We will do this with the expertise and know-how of British Gypsum, Celotex and Isover.

The Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions portfolio of brands brings our full range of solutions and knowledge together all under one roof. This strengthens our collective know-how and technical expertise to support our customers through the entirety of their projects.

Together we will help you to design sustainable environments and support the wellbeing of all of us. We will continue to build on our history of investment and innovation, whilst delivering solutions that have a positive impact, so that people and the planet flourish.

And we do all of this because we care about making the world a better home.


What skills and experience are we looking for?

First and foremost, attitude counts for a lot here at Saint-Gobain It is essential that the successful candidate is somebody with exposure to working in a heavy industrial or manufacturing environment. We also feel a positive attitude and a commitment to your learning and development are also extremely important.

The primary purpose of this position is to take day to day responsibility for automation, control and electrical systems of the production plant at Runcorn

The preferred bias for the role is automation, although you will also be required to take ownership of the control systems (PLC and HMI), process instrumentation, the LV & HV distribution, as well as industrial and business networks.

The development and optimisation of these systems to improve process performance will be fundamental to the success of this role.

  • Must possess a recognised electrical engineering qualification to HNC/HND Level although alternative routes such as a recognised apprenticeship plus relevant experience will be considered.
  • Experience in a heavy industrial or manufacturing environment is essential.
  • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent.
  • NEBOSH Qualifications
  • Experience of the Electricity at Work Act and the duties of a site Electrical Duty Holder
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, C&G 2391 & 2392 (Pts 1 & 2) or equivalent (C&G 2394 / 2395).
  • IPAF License for Access Platform.
  • Experience in utilizing Management of Change Procedures.
  • Experience of World Class Manufacturing including RCA would be beneficial.
  • Experience fault finding automated electro mechanical servo motion and robotics, and machinery such as conveyor systems, robotics, packaging, and labelling equipment in fast moving plants is essential.
  • Programming, analysing, fault finding, and modifying Siemens PLC programs - preferably in a process and machinery background.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of LV and HV electrical systems is required. Training in HV systems will be provided to the right candidate.
  • A working knowledge of HMI software and SCADA systems.
  • Conscientious, motivated individual with an enquiring mind, who is able to contribute to the continuous improvement of the engineering function.

Additional Requirements

‘Making the world a better home’ – Saint-Gobain’s purpose, we have a history spanning more than 350 years and have a responsibility to address the major challenged faced by humanity. We are on a journey to make the world a beautiful and sustainable place to live and have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050!

Flexible packages designed for you!

We know employees value different things more than others. As well as a great range of standard benefits we understand circumstances in life also change so flexibility through these changes is important. We give employees the ability to change and alter their package to match their needs. This flexibility is self-administered through our on-line employee hub called bubble! (Winner! UK & Ireland ‘Best Flexible Benefits Plan’ award at the Employee Benefits Awards 2020)

Are Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions an inclusive employer?

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is home to some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector including British Gypsum, Isover, Weber and Pasquill. We manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.

We are an equal opportunities employer, we embrace diversity and are on a mission to make our organisation inclusive and accessible to all, we believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

We want to be a business that you’ll be proud to work for; one that is committed to improving people’s daily life, being responsible, doing the right thing, and to preserving the environment by embedding sustainability in all our businesses.

Apply Now to complete our quick application process and be a part of our future!

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