Automation Manager - South Wales

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: South Wales
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £Competitive
  • Date Posted: 28/02/2024
  • Expiry Date: 29/03/2024

Automation Manager


South Wales


Job Reference: GG/16055



This is an opportunity to join a leader in the food industry and play a key role in their development by leading the Automation agenda across 2 sites in South Wales.


The Role

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive automation strategy aligned with business objectives.
  • Lead evaluation, selection, and implementation of PLC-based automation solutions.
  • Oversee design, deployment, and maintenance of IT systems supporting automation initiatives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify automation opportunities and define project requirements.
  • Build and lead a team of automation engineers, providing mentorship and support.
  • Manage factory automation IT/network infrastructure and support group IT services.
  • Champion a culture of continuous improvement in automation initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and industry best practices.
  • Develop and manage the automation department budget effectively.


The Candidate

  • A relevant degree
  • PLC certified training (Siemens / Allen Bradley) preferred.
  • Experience in manufacturing automation.
  • Strong technical expertise in PLC programming, control systems design, and IT infrastructure management.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and safety standards in food manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in driving automation initiatives.
  • Experience in budget management and implementing change.


Next Steps

If you feel you fit the brief for this opportunity and would like to take on a new challenge with an exciting business, contact Gilbert Gregory at Silven Recruitment on 02037943983 or 07487732962 or quoting reference GG/16055.