Automation and Commissioning Engineer

Date: 23-Nov-2022

Location: Chelmsford,, ESS, GB

Company: Konecranes

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


Here at Konecranes we have 3 Business Areas, one of which is Port Solutions, focusing on lifting equipment and automation solutions within a port environment; equipment includes, Rubber Tyre Gantry, Automated Stacking Crane to name but a few. Continuing to support our customer's needs, we are recruiting an Automation and Commissioning Engineer to perform the commissioning, installation and longer-term support of this equipment. The role will be specific support for key customers in the Essex coastal region, however being willing to travel with in Europe is a requirement for this role. 


We recognise that people come from diverse backgrounds and skills and welcome all to apply.


You will report to the Operations Manager, Port Solutions


You Will: 

  • Carry out electrical installation, commissioning, inspection, and testing including service and repair of Port Solution products, such as Rubber tyre gantry cranes, Automated stacker cranes.
  • Rectify equipment malfunctions, in electrical equipment, drive technologies and PLCs in an industrial environment.
  • Consult with customers on repair and safety related issues
  • Carry out accurate and descriptive problem reporting
  • Complete inspection and examination documentation


You Have: 

  • Skills in performing electrical commissioning and repairs to machinery, PLC's and drives.
  • Electrically qualified with a basic understanding of mechanics.
  • Advanced Knowledge of Siemens S7 and automation systems.
  • Good working knowledge Networking and BUS systems. Experience and knowledge of complex IT systems. Ethernet/IP based device communication.
  • Windows & Linux operating system experience
  • Familiar with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and LOLER
  • UK driver's licence
  • You can work at height


Our Benefits:

  • Great salary
  • Paid Travel time
  • Paid overtime after the basic 40 hours
  • Contributory pension, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Employee share save scheme
  • Employee discounts on retail, leisure and travel
  • A Company vehicle with satellite navigation, corporate clothing and mobile telephone are provided.
  • Specialised training on high quality products, provision of all equipment and PPE along with excellent company working practices and industry-leading training programme
  • Accommodation and subsistence will be provided when staying away overnight


Why Join Us

We pride ourselves on having a broad portfolio of customers who operate across multiple industries; these include Container Handling, Automotive, Aerospace, Construction, Rail, Ports, Power, Waste to Energy, Mining and General Manufacturing to name but a few.


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Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.