Automation Engineer

Posted 2 weeks ago

Location: Cambridge (Site Based)

Are you a Field Service Engineer looking for a site-based role where you could be home every night or a site-based Automation Engineer that wants to work with state of the art globally recognised laboratory equipment and have massive access to different robotic platforms?

Do you want the opportunity to work with market leading and life changing robotic technology by world renowned manufacturers such as: Labcyte, High-Res Biosolutions, RTS/ Brooks Automation, ABB, TAP Biosystems and Agilent to name a few?

Would you like to work for a Forbes listed ‘top company to work for’ global service provider that are the biggest company of their kind in the world?

The Requirements of Automation Engineer:

  • Must have 5+ years’ experience within an Automation Engineer, Instrument/Automation Support role, or you could be an Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Automation Engineer, Laboratory Engineer, Machine Operating Engineer, Site Engineer working within the Pharmaceutical, Chemistry, Automated Warehouse Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing, FMCG Manufacturing, Automated Manufacturing, Automotive Engineering, Automation Engineering
  • Could be working on Laboratory Automation/ Robotics solutions by manufacturers such as: Tecan, Beckman Coulter, Astech Projects, High-Res Biosolutions, Brooks RTS, Agilent, Labcyte, Thermo Fisher, KUKA or ABB – desirable but not essential
  • HNC/HND in relevant engineering discipline such as: Mechanical, Electrical, or a BTEC, City and Guilds Engineering qualification – programming experience or qualifications would be beneficial but not essential
  • PC literate in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Very strong analytical skills with proven ability to break down and solve complex robotic problems in a logical and structured approach, Strong relationship management and excellent communication skills/influencing skills

The role of Automation Engineer:

  • The first line of contact for the client and any technical engineering-based issues, you will have an excellent work life balance within this role – and its ideal for someone who likes to be home every night, with no overnight stays
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining the Robotic, Automated Systems and equipment by world leading manufacturers such as Labcyte, RTS/ Brooks Automation, ABB Flex Pickers, High-Res CoLAB High Throughput Screening System, TAP CODA and Agilent V-Preps day in, day out – a core 8-hour day with the opportunity to be flexible with your working hours of work: i.e. 8am-4pm, 7am-3pm or 9am-5pm – No shift work at all!
  • Collaborating with world renowned clients and their suppliers for future equipment as well as maintaining the current equipment in place
  • In depth training from the UK and overseas on this high-tech never-before used equipment specially designed and manufactured for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Pick up the work that comes through in a timely manner, use your skills and experience to make autonomous decisions to keep the business running smoothly

Our Client:

  • Forbes listed service provider to some of the largest businesses across all sectors globally including Life Sciences, Industrial, Logistics, Real Estate and Pharmaceuticals
  • This role is working with a top 5 pharmaceutical organisation in a well-established, technologically advanced facility working with cutting edge technology
  • Excellent opportunities to progress internally within the business, and work within a great little but world class team – you are truly making a difference and massive impact not only to the business but the world by working with these life changing products
  • The role is on site so there are no shifts, no travelling involved, Monday to Friday and you will be home every night!


  • Salary: £37,000 – £45,000 (depending on experience)
  • Full Blue-Chip Company Benefits including Healthcare, Pension

For more information about the role or to apply send your CV now to or call Oliver Gill today on +44 (0) 113 243 3499.

You must have the right to work in the UK in order to be considered for this role

Langton Howarth also operates a recommend a friend referral scheme. So, if you know someone would be good for the Automation Engineer role, email your nominated candidate’s name and contact details in confidence via email too, and we’ll ensure you receive £100.00 (o/e) of vouchers from a high street retailer of your choice once we have successfully placed the person referred by you.

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