Graduate Automation Engineer

About us

 CKF Systems Ltd, with its manufacturing facility based in Gloucester, is an established, leading robotic and automation solutions provider with a reputation for successfully delivering systems to Manufacturing Industries throughout the UK and internationally for over 35 years.

Operating in the Food, Pharmaceutical, Distribution and Automotive Sectors, CKF is now, one of the largest UK based system integrators, designing, and manufacturing robotic systems, automated solutions, and conveyor systems.

The role of a Graduate Automation Engineer, is to join the CKF team supporting the Electrical Controls Department with Design, Testing and Implementation of Automation Systems throughout the UK and Internationally. 



CKF mechanical installations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, Testing & Implementation of Software for Automation Systems.
  • Preparation of Software Applications for Customer Acceptance of equipment, prior to delivery.
  • Preparation of FDS Documentation.
  • Research and Development into new products which could be used in Automation Systems.
  • Provide technical support to the sales, proposal, project, and design team. Including simulations, estimating, software and hardware selection.
  • Undertake fault finding during commissioning.
  • Offer technical support to customers, across email, phone, remotely, and on-site.
  • Collaborate with clients, colleagues, and other contractors.
  • Work in accordance with BS7617:2018 & Electrical specifications. Knowledge of EN IEC 60204

Skills & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science with a focus towards Automation & Control. E.g., Electrical, Instrumentation or Mechatronics
  • Proficient technical expertise in control systems, instrumentation, or electrical engineering
  • Demonstrated ability in analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Openness to collaboration within diverse teams
  • Development attitude as an approach to daily work.
  • Proficient Microsoft 365, Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Manage the complexity of information and multiple partners to find solutions.
  • Experience in PLC, HMI, SCADA and/or FactoryTalk Software will be a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of Robotic Applications, desirable.
  • Knowledge of 415V and 24V machine power and control systems
  • Ability to read Electrical Schematics.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Ability to work in a team (and autonomously) to achieve end goals.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.

      What we offer

      • A competitive, attractive salary.
      • Benefits package appropriate to this position
      • Working away allowance
      • Career development and relevant training within a successful and growing business
      • Company pension scheme

      To apply for this role please send your C.V and covering letter to

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      CKF Systems Limited | Pavilion One | Olympus Park | Quedgeley | Gloucester | GL2 4NF
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