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Who We Are

Owned by the Italian Frandino Group and originally founded in the 1950s as a fruit distillery, Sedamyl has grown to become one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of wheat derivatives such as starches, sweeteners, proteins and alcohol for major food and industrial sectors worldwide. In 2012 the group expanded its international presence by opening a plant in Selby, UK.

 What We Do

Sedamyl UK, uses Yorkshire-grown wheat in its production, which is purchased from a network in excess of 1,000 local farmers, so providing a valuable and sustained revenue stream. The announcement in 2021 to invest a further £80m in expanding both its distilling and liquid sweetener production, significantly boosts an already growing workforce to around 150 employees, creating in excess of 75 new jobs for the area.

 What we are looking for

We are looking for experienced Automation & Controls Engineers to join our rapidly expanding plant where all electrical/control systems are designed and managed onsite.  The individuals will play an integral role supporting all departments to improve the overall reliability of our manufacturing process. In addition to supporting the day-to-day automation function to fulfil operation business needs, the role will involve all aspects of the end-to-end process of future projects.

Key activities and Responsibilities

 Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Diagnose and remedy faults during production
  • Performing planned and predictive maintenance
  • Design electrical, instrumentation and control systems as required
  • Implementation, testing and installation of control systems
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and practices operated by the company
  • Contribute to the continuing improvement of the site’s equipment and maintenance
  • Development and maintenance of PLC (Siemens) and SCADA (Wonderware) systems
  • Operate and undertake duties in line with relevant legislation, policy, and procedure
  • Support other departments and functions as required
  • Complete and maintain accurate documentation and records
  • Preplanning of required parts and resources for implementation
  • Optimum utilisation of resources
  • Ensure all tasks are conducted to health and safety requirements
  • Support and encourage the development of junior team members
  • Undertake other duties as reasonable requested


Skills and Requirements:

  • Time served electrical engineer or hold equivalent qualification
  • Proven experience of PLC and SCADA integration experience, preferably Siemens S7-300/S7-1500 (Step 7 and TIA) PLC and Wonderware SCADA systems gained within a manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience in electric diagram design using CAD Software Engineer
  • Ability to develop PLC code and SCADA from scratch
  • Knowledge of PLC Fault Finding, IO Testing and FAT/SAT commissioning
  • Experience in commissioning / ensuring the Plant is operational, setting up VFDs and control panel tests
  • Experience with industrial networks, instrumentation, and network architecture
  • Proven experience in electric diagram design using CAD Software Engineer
  • Excellent working knowledge of control systems and integration with subsystems
  • Knowledge to current electrical legislation
  • Multi skilled in basic mechanical practices
  • Strong computing skills including MS office, Windows 10
  • Competent team player with excellent communication skills
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing standard operating procedures and other support documentation to assist electricians in rapid diagnosis and return to service
  • Ability to share knowledge and mentor others/juniors as applicable
  • Excellent organisational skills

Reward & Benefits:

Competitive salary

40-hour week Monday – Friday 08:30-17:00 plus overtime

32 holidays per year including Bank Holidays

Generous Pension Scheme

Life Assurance Scheme

Healthcare scheme available after one year service


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