Control and Installation Engineer

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Knauf Insulation is looking to recruit a Day Control & Installation Engineer on a 12 month fixed term basis at our Cwmbran site. The purpose of this role is to be supportive to our existing control engineers and have the diversity to use on installation work and fixed installation compliance.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Equipment Failures - Carry out effective, efficient fault finding and problem resolution to root cause where possible on a wide range of complex systems in a continuous process environment so that they maintain the plant to deliver the target operating efficiencies

Safety & Compliance - Apply, and ensure compliance, with the Company’s Health & Safety and Environmental Policy and Procedures so that a safe and secure environment is maintained

Budget Control - To support the Engineering group by following all financial control procedures so that the Engineering Team has an accurate and up to date picture of current spend vs budget

Continuous Improvement – Actively engaging in plant CI activities

Physical Infrastructure - Support the Engineering Manager in keeping the Site, buildings and fabric, physical infrastructure and Manufacturing and Assembly assets and equipment, in a well maintained and safe condition by reporting issues and carrying out remedial repairs where possible

Resource Utilisation – Ensure effective utilisation of time by focusing on current notifications, works orders and PM routines along with the use of key predictive engineering tools (thermal imaging etc.)

Control Systems requirements - Good understanding of Foxboro DCS, AB PLC’s, Siemens/ABB/AB VSD’s

Expectations – Conduct thermographic and vibration analysis testing and relay information back to Reliability Engineer for perusal

Requirements - To undertake general wiring installations around plant and undertake fixed wiring compliances as required 

 - Documentation - Ensure the site engineering documentation process is maintained and up to date after any changes are made


Knowledge & Experience:

- Must be able to multitask breakdowns and all other associated designated works with limited resource maintaining composure under pressures and frustrations inherent in a fast moving output focused environment

- Achieving the agreed completion dates whilst adhering to compliance standards in health and safety

- Dealing with different personalities within teams and adapting style to maximize effectiveness

- Strong communication skills. Influence and negotiate in the decision making process with leadership team by providing high accurate information

- PC literate and proficient in the use of SAP and OSI PI

-  Flexible to carry out any tasks as requested within their capability.(training, competence)

- Experience of working in a continuous process environment

- A strong technical knowledge of PLC’s HMI’s, Drives, Networks and mechanics, Able to modify control systems, safety systems and mechanical systems.

- Time served multi skilled engineer ideally with HNC qualification in a technical discipline


About Knauf Insulation

We are one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide. We are committed to helping our customers to meet the increasing demand for energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings.

Our vision is to lead the change in smarter insulation solutions for a better world. Our aspiration is to be the world’s most trusted insulation partner providing high performing and smart insulation solutions and services for a better world.

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Cwmbran, South Wales

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