Job Description: Industrial Automation and Integration Engineer
Date closing: 4th August 2023

Who we are:

Adaptavate is a business of the future, a dynamic team of engineers, thinkers, walkers, parents, dreamers, climbers, scientists, gardeners, friends, family and visionaries. People who think differently to make a big impact through our work… together.

We are establishing a leading business to develop products that will spearhead the transition to carbon negative building materials of the future. This is done by developing, producing, and commercializing the next generation of carbon negative, plant based, performance building materials for the construction sector. Adaptavate continue to launch new products, build revolutionary processes and grow our game-changing team. Our products are designed for every builder, architect or homeowner to use or specify.

Adaptavate have developed BreathaBoard as a sustainable, low carbon alternative to standard plasterboard. By delivering this innovation through our pilot line, we will catalyse genuine environmental change to the UK and beyond at a time when the planet needs it most.

We are expanding our team and need to build our in-house capabilities in automation, controls and integration. This will be the first role of this nature in a rapidly expanding nature and with it comes a unique opportunity to be part of a globally innovative business delivering systemic environmental change.

Your role:

We are building our pilot production line, utilising our in-house mechanical engineering skillset and knowledge base, supported by external parties to devise our control system. We want an in-house expert to optimise the platform through continuous improvement. First and foremost, the automation needs to be robust and usable for the delivery to our pilot projects, we need someone to own this.

This role comes at an exciting time as we look to use our pilot production process to inform the design and delivery of a commercial scale operation and provide a unique opportunity to test, learn, iterate, innovate and grow.

The opportunity that is ahead of the business is vast. Our technology business model will see us roll out this technology to a global audience, rapidly, through working with established building product manufacturers internationally who are looking for drop in alternatives to decarbonise the built environment. The controls and automation function will deliver a key capability to the team and the business in delivering this global opportunity at a pivotal point in the companies scale up journey. There will be opportunities to innovate, to engineer and to deliver, not just here in Bristol but to a global market.

This role would suit a collaborative, versatile and curious systemic thinker. In addition to supporting the pilot production line, our small, but perfectly formed, team values collaboration and there will be opportunity to get involved across multiple disciplines across the business, including, sensing, data capture and analysis, in our laboratories, our curing process, and everything in between.

You will have insight into the latest integration solutions and will be comfortable applying this on an industrial scale. You will relish the opportunity to experiment and innovate at pace, in our world first facility.

Our Industrial Automation Engineer will:

Provide day-to-day troubleshooting combined with continuous improvement to ensure robust and reliable use of our pilot production line, as part of a team of engineers

· Fault find and analyse within the current automated platform

· Collaborate with the mechanical engineering function to specify, design and deliver the next generation of industrial scale Breathaboard production

· Collaborate with the quality function to provide in line product monitoring data

· Liaise with the chemical process engineering function to monitor curing conditions

· Coding of controls software, with a lens of how this works for industrial automation more than getting the software perfect.

Our Industrial Automation Engineer has:

· Ideally 3+ years experience in a related role

· Solid works (preference) or CAD

· Industrial automation experience

· An appetite for solving novel problems and delivering innovation

· Confidence in specifying equipment and systems from the first principles

· Full competency in data handling in excel and csv formats

· Experience in coding software for automation and is competent working in Ladder and ST code.

Our Industrial Automation Engineer may:

· Be a coded electrician or come from an electrical engineering background

· Be working towards professional accreditation

· Have experience in coding for data analysis, e.g., image interpretation through image j or python

· Have a commitment to further the anthropogenic response to climate change

· Be a multi skilled engineer with a software integration or robotics specialism or interest

· May have a background as an industrial electrician with an exposure to conveyor systems

· Have experience as a PLC coder or worked alongside one.

· Have python literacy.

What do you get in return?

To work as part of a nimble and dynamic team that will support team members to try new ideas in the pursuit of innovation and disruption. We are a collaborative, interdisciplinary organisational structure where fun, family, wellbeing and success are well balanced with a respectful working environment that enables you to thrive. Collectively, we are the change

It is intended that this role will allow our next Adaptavator to grow through self-led practice, applied training, collaboration with a multi skilled team and through the application of their existing knowledge to new problems.

Adaptavate is a business of the future. By working as a team, we will be successful in delivering this exciting, radical project. Our team is small but has big ideas and a strong belief in our products. Fantastic opportunities are available for those who work hard for them.

Position details

Contactjobs@adaptavate.comHours37-hour week
(core 1000 – 1600)
DurationPermanent, full timeStart dateSeptember onwards, dependent on availability
LocationBristol, Lyde Green, South Gloucestershire.Annual Leave25 days + bank holidays and your birthday!
BenefitsCompany events and training, flexible hours, a fun and inclusive work environment. Cycle to work scheme. Potential for share options. Ecological pensionSalary£42.5k – £47.5k per annum dependent on experience

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger and our days more rewarding. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

If this sounds like your next job, then please send your CV with a covering letter or email as to why you want the position to jobs@adaptavate.com by the 4th August 2023.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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