Automation Manager

Duties  & Responsibilities:-

·         Responsible for the safe delivery of  engineering projects to specification, budget & schedule.

·         Responsible for the internal management  of procuring/manufacturing assembly & verification equipment.

·         Ensure site-wide project visibility  from kick-off to close-out.

·         Work closely with account managers,  quality & production engineers to ensure smooth asset introduction.

·         Ensure all machinery &  installations are safe, compliant and supported by up-to-date technical files.

·         Demonstrate high-level H&S  awareness and provide safety leadership within sphere of influence.

·         Produce feasibility, cost &  timing reports to support new enquiries.

·         Ensure good communication and  partnership between engineering disciplines.

·         Champion and enhance departmental  documented processes & promote adherence. IATF16949  and ISO14001.

·         Delivery of agreed KPI targets and  business objectives.

·         Manage with care and empathy,  promoting a people-first culture.

·         Drive continuous improvement both within  your department and out on the shopfloor.

·         Manage project & process changes  effectively.

·         Effectively coordinate of all  elements of the project, with a hands-on, can-do attitude where necessary.

·         Assess and identify the training needs  of your department. Install adequate development plans for each team member.

·         Ensure roles, responsibilities and accountabilities  are fully understood by the project team & sub-contractors.

·         Create and complete necessary  documentation for the work undertaken.

·         Support operational initiatives  throughout the facility, ensuring housekeeping and quality standards are  maintained.

·         Support the business with flexible  hours when requested.

·         Work to APL core values.

Person  Specification


Essential - Proven background in electrical and mechanical design, robot integration & automated processes. Good understanding of PLC, motion & modern protocols.

Desirable - Strong working knowledge of injection moulding process. Experience managing projects and/or a team of engineers.


Essential - Ability to work under own initiative. Structured, highly organised &disciplined. Highly personable with an ability to build close relationships at all levels.

Excellent attention to detail. Strong IT skills.


Essential - Proven experience carrying out mechanical/electrical installations. Fault finding on factory plant and machinery.

Desirable - CI experience, ideally guiding a team to measurable improvements.


Essential - HND or degree in an engineering discipline Electrical safety qualifications

Desirable - Apprentice trained. Driving licence. 18th edition (BS:7671) Management training.


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