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Controls Engineer

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Company Background

Hanovia, Berson, Aquionics and Orca are part of Halma (A FTSE 100 listed plc with revenue over 1.3bn), delivering chemical free disinfection solutions across a wide range of applications. Our innovative UV technology helps to protect the world’s critical resources. Hanovia has been a UV water treatment leader for over 90 years. These nine decades of continuous development has put Hanovia at the forefront of UV science and technology.

Operations are based in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, USA, and China, focusing on three value streams:

* UV Lamps, based out of Slough UK, lamps have been at the heart of our business since 1924. Design and production of our own UV Lamps gives us control over the critical component at the heart of our products and gives strategic advantage over our competitors.

* Water disinfection, displacing chemicals in water treatment in many applications such as: food and beverage production, pharmaceuticals, aquaculture, marine, drinking water and wastewater.

* Air and surface disinfection, treating conveyor belts in production environments, cooling units, and air supplies.

Main purpose of job:

Development of new PLC control system designs and maintaining current software up to date using electrical schematics and Control Philosophy/FDS. Testing of electrical/electronic and control systems, producing detailed design, programming of Allen Bradley (AB) PLCs and HMIs. On site commissioning of special projects when required.

Main Responsibilities:

* Developing and maintaining our range of equipment using Allen Bradley PLCs Micro800, CompactLogix and associated HMIs by writing well-structured PLC/HMI code

* Creating function blocks in structured text and ladder logic, taking forward our intuitive HMI style across all our platforms

* Able to work with senior management and develop a clear to understand Control philosophy and when agreed a detailed FDS leading to clear concise software and maintain documentation

* An understanding of how to integrate the system into customer’s overall control system using Ethernet and Modbus protocols

* Help troubleshoot issues with software and hardware in Test department

* Reporting, communicating and working with other departments as a team

* Planning and managing own projects and work packages

* Commissioning and start-up of larger special projects when service need assistance

* Provide Tier 3 software support to colleagues and customers when required

Candidate Requirements:

* Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Controls based qualification

* Good project management and problem-solving skills

* Give ideas and new concepts to improve the products

* Good communication skills

* Be able to read, understand electrical and control schematics and suggest innovative designs

* Be able to develop User-Defined Function Blocks (UDFB) in the code

* Write control philosophies and FDS

* Good experience of developing and designing code for PLC/HMI

* Good experience and understanding of working with 4-20mA signals

* Be flexible and able to work to meet tight deadlines and work on multiple projects/tasks

Preferred:

* Firmware engineering and experience in embedded C/C++ and other visual languages

* Project Management tools like PRINCE 2 or similar

* EMC testing experience

* Good understanding of water/process engineering

* Fault finding and be able to work comfortably up to 480V-500Vac

* Work with technical author and test team in the development of test protocols for production

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