Automation Engineer


Join us at Orbia Building & Infrastructure (Wavin): Where purpose comes to life.

You’re purpose driven. Growth minded. Ready to stretch your potential. Welcome to Orbia’s Building & Infrastructure business, Wavin, where our purpose ‘to advance life around the world’ drives our entire global team.

Every day, we are thinking big and working smart to solve some of the toughest challenges impacting the world. Whether it’s facilitating clean drinking water for communities, creating climate resilient cities, or designing more comfortable living spaces, we never settle for “good enough” when there’s an opportunity to make life better.

Where purpose comes to life, it changes lives. This is what we work for. How about you?

At Orbia Building & Infrastructure (Wavin), we advance life around the world by building healthy, sustainable environments. And where is our help most needed? The places we live in: cities where drinking water is leaking away, greenery is disappearing, streets are flooding after heavy rain, and outdated sewer systems are polluting our groundwater. It’s time to join our team and help build more sustainable environments!

We are currently looking for a Automation Engineer to join us at Doncaster. If you want to make a difference and work for a purpose-led company, please read on.

The role

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient introduction of new automation onsite.
  • Implement improvements and offer critical support to existing automation systems within manufacturing.
  • Provide technical support and specification, including troubleshooting to automation projects and reactive work.
  • Contribute to long term capital and revenue projects across site.
  • Embed new ways of working and participate in continuous improvement activity.
  • Provide mentorship to Apprentices within the Maintenance department.
  • Participate in departmental meetings, including weekly RCA and monthly energy meetings.
  • Assist in implementing workplace organisation within the Engineering department. 
  • Undertake relevant training in automation engineering and latest technology to ensure continuous professional development and role competence.
  • Practice and uphold safe working practices in accordance with legislation and internal health and safety standards.
  • Operate as a safety champion.

The profile

The successful candidate will have previous experience of operating within a fast-paced manufacturing environment and possess the ability and commitment to train colleagues within engineering to contribute to their continued professional development. An excellent communicator across all mediums with the ability to effectively plan and execute tasks and responsibilities in line with operational deadlines both autonomously and collaboratively.

The postholder will have experience in fault finding across both electrical and mechanical engineering with knowledge and experience in the practical application of the Electricity at Work Act 1989, PUWER 1998 and 18th Edition BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations. Robot and automation experience (Denso) and vision systems including Keyence and Cognex are desirable but not essential.

Experience in PLC, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, and Siemens is also advantageous.


  • ONC Qualified (Mechanical or Electrical) (Minimum)
  • HNC Qualified (Mechanical or Electrical) (Desirable)
  • IOSH Managing Safely qualification (Desirable)

What Orbia Building & Infrastructure offers

Do you want to make a difference by working with a purpose? Count on a warm welcome at Orbia Building & Infrastructure (Wavin)! Here we take responsibility for eachother and our company. We stay brave in pursuing calculated risks that fuel innovation. And we embrace diversity in perspectives, skills and talents to transform the way we work and the impact we have on the world. Above all we encourage all our employees to develop their talents and to become the best versions of themselves. Together, as a strong team, we grow and deliver on our purpose every day. Orbia B&I is the place to be if you truly wish to make an impact. In addition to working with an enthusiastic, professional team in an international environment, we offer a competitive compensation and benefit package. 


Orbia’s Building & Infrastructure business, Wavin, is an innovative solutions provider for the global building and infrastructure industry. Backed by more than 60 years of product development experience, we advance life around the world by building healthy, sustainable environments for global citizens. Whether it’s to improve the distribution of clean drinking water, to make sanitation accessible for everyone, to create climate resilient cities, or to design comfortable living spaces, Orbia B&I collaborates with municipal leaders, engineers, contractors, and installers to help future-proof communities, buildings and homes. Orbia B&I has 11,000+ employees and 65 production sites worldwide, serving over 80 countries through a global sales and distribution network. Our key commercial brands are: Wavin, Amanco Wavin, Pavco Wavin, Plastigama Wavin, and Bow Wavin.

Orbia Building & Infrastructure is part of Orbia – a company driven by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia operates in several sectors including: Polymer Solutions (Vestolit and Alphagary), Building and Infrastructure (Wavin), Precision Agriculture (Netafim), Connectivity Solutions (Dura-Line) and Fluor and Energy Materials (Koura). These five Orbia business groups have a collective focus on expanding access to health and wellness, reinventing the future of cities and homes, ensuring food and water security, connecting communities to information and accelerating a circular economy with basic and advanced materials, specialty products and innovative solutions. Orbia has a global team of over 24,000 employees, commercial activities in more than 100 countries and operations in over 50, with headquarters in Boston, Mexico City, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. The company generated $8.2 billion in revenue in 2023. 

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