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Control and Instrumentation Engineer - Cumbria

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Job Details

  • cCmpetitive starting salary and benefits package
  • British Gypsum, Kirkby Thore
  • Closes 23rd October 2017

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Control and Instrumentation Engineer to join our passionate Engineering team at our busy manufacturing plant in Kirkby Thore. This exciting role will see you working closely with the Performance Teams and taking responsibility for managing the reliability, maintenance, performance improvement and compliance of the automation infrastructure on site.

What will you be doing in the role?

In the role as Control and Instrumentation Engineer you will;

  • Maintenance and development of the industrial IT Infrastructure
  • Maintenance and development of the SCADA, PLC control system and plant instrumentation systems
  • Assist in the day to day analysis & resolution of automation and related issues supporting the performance teams to minimize production impact.
  • Lead and initiate continuous improvement programmes and projects including the development and optimization of operation and maintenance procedures for instrumentation and automation / control systems.

Am I what you are looking for?

First and foremost we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we collaborate, we’re agile, we act with entrepreneurial spirit, and we’re supportive of and close to our customers. Does this sound like you?

It is important that you have:

  • Degree or equivalent (i.e. HNC and relevant experience) in electronics, electrical or software discipline.
  • Proven capability of designing, specifying, managing and improving control and automation systems including – PLC and SCADA programs

What about the business you’ll be joining?

There are 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that recruit talented people in the UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.


This vacancy is working for British Gypsum – part of the Saint-Gobain group and the UK's leading manufacturer of plasterboard and plaster-based drylining systems and products.

In Saint-Gobain, each woman and man is able to build a career without boundaries in a genuine and ambitious group. At British Gypsum we’re proud to support this promise and offer our people a world of opportunity, all the challenge they’ll ever need and colleagues with great pride in what they’re a part of.

What will you get in return?

As part of the wider Saint-Gobain group, British Gypsum is able to offer a competitive starting salary and benefits package.

In addition, you will have access to a career without boundaries - this could see you progressing within British Gypsum or in one of the other 30+ businesses in the UK. Progression in Saint-Gobain isn’t always upwards; talented employees also move into new and exciting functions or indeed overseas, to one of the 67 countries in which we operate.

The one thing you can be sure of is that you can have an exciting and varied career at Saint-Gobain, where only you set the boundaries to your success.

What do you need to do now?

We would love to hear from you. In order to find out more and apply, please email Emilie.Walton@saint-gobain.com

We recognise the value of diversity and the talents that those from diverse backgrounds can contribute to our success. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and in particular we would like to welcome and attract more women into our business.

Applicants must have eligibility to work in the UK (sponsorship is not available for this position).

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