Offers “Saint-Gobain”

Expires soon Saint-Gobain

Control and Automation Engineer

  • Leeds (West Yorkshire)

Job description

Position description

British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain group, is the UK's leading manufacturer of interior lining systems - our products include coving, bagged plaster and plasterboard that are used daily across the building and construction industries.

Our mission is to develop innovative products and services that help customers build better spaces to live, work and play.

 We have a great opportunity for an experienced Control and Automation Engineer to join the engineering team based at our Sherburn site in Leeds, West Yorkshire.  The Sherburn site operates 24/7 and employs over 100 colleagues

Additional Requirements

As a Controls and Automation Engineer you will utilize your Controls, Automation and Instrumentation knowledge to maximise plant efficiency, by actively utilising continuous improvement techniques and delivery of the highest standards. The ideal background will have seen you working a FMCG/Continuous Production industry, where Health and Safety is paramount. 

If that sounds like you, this could be the position you’ve been looking for!

What you’ll be doing as a Controls and Automation Engineer

·  Supporting the Maintenance Team with Controls and Automaton issues
·  Be actively involved in CAPEX and Improvement projects
·  Fault Finding/diagnosing and updating Control Systems
·  Rockwell PLC Programming
·  Managing sub-contractors on site when required

What we’re looking for in a Controls and Automation Engineer

·  An apprentice trained HND Engineer
·  Degree in either Mechatronics, Controls or Electrical Engineering
·  Experience in a previous Automated FMCG production environment
·  Rockwell PLC experience
·  Analysing SCADA data
·  Experience of root cause analysis and Continuous Improvement projects
·  Shows a positive attitude to safety and the environment within the workplace.
·  Computer literate, with good communication skills both written and verbal

What can we offer?

A competitive salary and a staggering benefits package that includes; owning Company shares, discounts for retailers, support helplines, cycle to work scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent pension and life assurance, enhanced maternity benefits, subsidized healthcare, free on site car-parking and subsidized canteen.

We are an inclusive employer and keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, what football team you support, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

So, we are on a mission to make Saint-Gobain inclusive and accessible to all, with role models for you to look up to and learn from, no matter who you are!


The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can't guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.

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