Automation Engineer (KTP Associate) at World Feeds Ltd, Thorne, South Yorkshire

Sheffield Hallam University - Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences

National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering                                  
Fixed term for 24 months
Closing Date 13/11/16 at 23:30

KTP is one of the UK's largest graduate recruitment schemes. This position, with a pioneering company and a leading university department, is a great opportunity for you to participate in an exciting major project and for you to make your mark.

World Feeds, based in Thorne, South Yorkshire, is a specialist manufacturer of fish food and has created a unique range of fish food products which is revolutionising the aquariums market. The company is led by innovation and its vision is to become the world's leading supplier of fish diets to professional aquariums, to breeders and to home aquarists, based on quality that has never before been achieved. The company sells its products in over 35 countries and more than 160 of the world's leading aquariums. The quality of the company's products is a key asset and is highly valued by its customers.

Ideally, you will have a Master's degree in Automation Engineering (or equivalent) and have knowledge of the design and operation of current manufacturing technologies and their control systems. Experience of analysing complex process systems and implementing automation and PLC solutions is essential, as is knowledge and experience of numerical analysis tools, such as Matlab, Simulink CFD and CAD software. Experience of mechanical handling and design, and relevant industrial experience is highly desirable. You must be pro-active, have excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills, and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

The appointment carries a range of benefits including:

  • Excellent experience in managing a high profile project
  • A generous personal development budget in addition to formal KTP Management Training and bonus incentives
  • Automatic inclusion in our defined benefit pension scheme
  • The opportunity to register for a higher degree (MPhil/PhD), for which tuition fees will be waived.

Although the appointment is initially for 24 months it is possible that a permanent position will be available within the company on successful completion of the project. 

Please quote job number: 022662

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