Principal Instrumentation Engineer

Location: Hereford
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 50,000
Reference: BBBH953
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gap professional are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client who are looking for a Principal Instrumentation Engineer. 

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Hereford
Hours of work: 3 shifts available

Shift 1: Continental Shift Rota: Week: 1 = 5 x 12hr (Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun), Week 2= 2 x 12hr (Tues, Weds) 
Shift 2: Mon to Fri (6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am) 
Shift 3: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm (Flexibility still required) 

Salary: £50,000 + O/T rate = Monday to Saturday x 1.5, Sunday x 2 (Quarterly Cash Bonus of Base)

(Continental Shift = £234 Weekly Shift premium) 
(Shift 2 = Shift Allowance) 

Install, repairs and maintains, electronic control equipment and instrumentation throughout the site , Responsible for Instructing and providing guidance to Instrument engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

Installs, repairs, maintains and, where required, modifies various types of electronic control equipment, instrumentation and PLCs across the site. The work includes the following examples: furnace atmosphere and temperature control, electronic control modules for extrusion and forge presses, ultrasonic and eddy current test equipment.


Plans the allocation of resources and manages workload, taking account of priorities as directed.


Applied technical knowledge. Instructs and provides guidance supporting the Instrument engineers in the examination, identification and correction of defects in equipment.


Examines, identified and corrects faults in equipment by;


Reading and interpreting drawings, circuit diagrams and other specifications
Applying established or prescribed procedures or techniques for diagnosing faults
Using test equipment such as AVO meter, single and double beam oscilloscope, valve and transistor analysers, custom-built test apparatus

Dismantles equipment, repairs and/or replaces faulty components and wiring. Re-assembles equipment, tests for correct functioning, and checks calibration and adjusts as necessary.

Provides, on request and with approval of supervision, a diagnostic service to engineering, Production and Technical functions; applying advanced specialist knowledge in the electronic engineering field, which is above the level normally expected from Craft Engineers, to identify and correct faults on items of production plant and other equipment incorporating electro-hydraulic, electro-pneumatic and other relevant systems


Prepares reports recommending the correct operating conditions for various items of plant and, where require, trains operators and/or other engineering staff to implement them.


When on duty on shifts or outside normal working hours, deals with emergency instrument breakdowns throughout the plant on a priority basis. Keeps the shift Supervisor/Manager informed on significant matters arising. Summons additional assistance, if required, by contacting designated senior colleague.


Complies with procedures specified in Company documentation and currant legislation.


Receives appropriate training when control equipment and techniques change.


Maintains a safe, clean and tidy working environment wherever duties are carried out and adopts safe working practices at all times. Ensures that tools and equipment are maintained in a safe and secure manner.


Suggests ways of improving efficiency and reducing costs.


Supports Projects and able to raise and control Capital requests.


Performs any other duties that may be assigned.

Recognition is given to the need to be available at home during weekends, on a Rota basis, to cover call outs to deal with plant breakdown 

Experience, attributes & skills sought:

HNC or C&G Technician Certificate or NVQ Level 3 in relevant discipline, together with at least 5 year’s experience is seen as the minimum requirement for this role
Good personal and organisation skills
Excellent PC and PLC skills
Eye for detail
Excellent Fault finding/diagnostic skills

Closing date is 3rd November 2019 

To Apply please follow the application process for the site this job is advertised on or email your CV