Field Service Engineer

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.


Job Description:

This position will require excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to be applied in programming and troubleshooting of Robotic packaging machinery and line control systems as well as specific experience with Allen-Bradley (ControlLogix, PLC5, SLC500) and/or Siemens S7 PLC’s, PanelView Plus HMI’s, Industrial Communication Networks (Ethernet IP, ASI, Profibus), Indramat Servo Drives (Indra Drive, CS).  The technician must understand and analyse advanced machine motion and operation controls and have an advanced understanding of VFD functions, operations, and programming.  Advanced understanding of pneumatic and electrical Schematics and troubleshooting is required.

The role will include site start-up support of integrated packaging equipment for the consumer products industry.  This position will involve working in customers' manufacturing facilities worldwide , alongside working in our Bircotes, Doncaster location on the design, build and testing of equipment prior to shipment. It requires extensive travel and substantial lifting, climbing, twisting, kneeling, etc.

Qualified individuals must have the ability to work independently and within a team environment, and must be accountable when working remotely while accurately and efficiently working towards projects or assignment deadlines and goals. Holiday and weekend work is routine for the Field Service Technician.


Support and promote good teamwork across the entire company, and act in line with the company’s policies and values.

Completion of I/O checks and troubleshooting of system wiring.

Conduct site surveys & participate technical meetings on customer sites.

Robot, PLC (including safety) and HMI Programming – Siemens, Rockwell & others as applicable.

Ensure that all relevant project documentation is updated with as-built information after completion of technician’s intervention.

Participate in Internal and Customer PDI’s

Sign Off equipment and projects as complete. Confirming that they are fit for purpose, complete and tested

Start up, commission and fault find equipment on our customers sites and support them remotely as required

Supervise contractors working under the company’s scope of work.

Provide training to customers operations and maintenance staff.

Ensure that the latest version of the equipment software is uploaded and identified on the company network

Ensure that assigned tasks are completed within agreed timelines and in a cost-effective manner

Ensure that expense forms are completed, and receipts uploaded to finance monthly

Ensure that assigned work areas are kept tidy, free from hazards and always customer ready

Comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, current legislation and BWIS company policies & procedures

Prepared to travel when required both Nationally & Internationally which could be at short notice

Be available & have flexibility to work overtime on evenings and weekends when it is required

Attend training courses to support your duties and development. Which may not be held at Doncaster and require travel both in the UK or overseas


3+ years’ experience in Robotic Systems, ideally in the packaging industry

Education in a relevant engineering discipline to HNC / HND qualification

Software design & Rockwell / Siemens PLC, motion and servo control systems experience would be beneficial

Excellent interpersonal and time management skills to deal with the response time pressures that can arise due to the nature of this industry

Ability to convert verbal, written, and other media-based information into project documentation

Excellent computer skills, being proficient in Microsoft Office packages such as Excel, Word, and Outlook etc.

The ability to simultaneously organize and successfully execute multiple project responsibilities.

A self-starter with a ‘can do’ flexible attitude.

Ability to work as an individual or as part of a team.

Drive and determination to succeed


For more than half a century, BW Integrated Systems has been providing advanced conveyance technology, palletisers, depalletisers, automated can end and product handling equipment, unwrappers, destrappers, and process equipment.

In order to continue to meet market needs, evolving product line configurations and our customers' expectations, BW Integrated Systems has successfully expanded their "Best in Class Offerings" into Robotics, Adaptive Accumulation Systems. Through this expansion and other technological advancements, BW Integrated Systems continues to offer a full complement of packaging automation solutions across a broad range of global markets.

At BW Integrated Systems we measure ‘success’ by the way we touch of the lives of people and are committed to a sustained leadership model that creates a culture where each team member returns home with a sense of fulfilment. Through recognition and celebration of individual and team achievements we strengthen the heart and soul of the organisation.



At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job.  If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying.  We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions.  Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process. ?


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