Controls Engineer- Robotics

Current Vacancies

Bristol or Dorchester

Job type:

£35,000- £45,000 DOE

Start date:
Immediate Start

We are recruiting for a Controls Engineer to join our growing Software engineering team, integrating devices and machinery to operate together to solve complex automation problems.

Loop Technology is an industrial automation specialist, with our HQ set in the heart of beautiful Dorset. We have many years of experience delivering state-of-the-art solutions to household name companies. We have a world-leading reputation for solving difficult industrial problems, specialising in robotics and the aerospace sector.

The Role

To support us with the successful delivery of new and exciting projects, we are looking for a skilled Controls Engineer with experience integrating and programming industrial robotic systems. We are particularly seeking candidates with experience on Fanuc robots: commissioning, writing TP & Karel programs, and using them to solve complex industrial problems.

Our products are varied in scope and field. From simple machines processing a dedicated task, to complex customisable cells with many robots, production steps and integrated technologies ranging from cameras, lasers, waterjet cutters and even chainsaws. Our bespoke machinery can be very complex, and each of the constituent parts must operate seamlessly together.

As our new Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for developing software, using a diverse codebase. We use a wide variety of industrial robotic and controls platforms, such as Fanuc and Kuka robots, Beckhoff and Siemens PLCs and many other devices with their own associated environments and languages. You will be confident commissioning new equipment, following detailed user manuals, and debugging common electrical issues.

This is a role where no two days, or projects, are the same. The successful applicant will have a passion for robotics and automation, be curious & inquisitive, and a natural problem solver. They will work on their own initiative to learn new technologies, and have a ‘knack’ for making things work.

This role can be Hybrid, with regular travel required to our offices in Bristol and Dorchester. You will be required to visit client sites, across a number of different sectors, including defence. As a result, the successful candidate will need to be a British Citizen and be able to obtain security clearance up to Developed Vetting level.

Essential skills and experience

  • 3+ years of experience programming Fanuc robots at an advanced level
  • STEM degree, preferably engineering
  • Experience using Roboguide
  • Ability to communicate at a high technical level, in both written and verbal English
  • Willingness, interest, and ability to rapidly learn new technology
  • Able to work on own initiative and autonomously
  • Competent diagnosing common electrical issues
  • Willing and able to travel

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience commissioning and programming Siemens S7 PLCs and TIA Portal
  • PLC programming in IEC 61131-3 languages (ST essential)
  • Motion control, including VFD setup and drive tuning
  • Functional Safety (designing, programming, validating)
  • Experience with other industrial automation devices

What can we offer you?

  • A flexible working environment
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Company pension
  • A friendly and supportive work environment
  • Generous overnight allowance when travelling

To apply for the role please submit a CV and a covering letter to

Loop Technology is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The company is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, skin colour, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.

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    “The work at Loop is varied and challenging in a friendly and relaxed environment. We have a really supportive team and management provide everything you need to achieve your best. At Loop, new ideas are valued and encouraged, no matter your position or how long you’ve worked here.”

    – Luisa
    Software Engineer

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