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We Are Hiring! - Electrical & PLC / Automation Engineer

Posted by Therser UK on 01-Apr-2020 12:58:56
  • Therser UK Ltd are the UK’s leading manufacturer of Kilns, Furnaces and associated Automation Systems

    The Role:

    As an Electrical & PLC / Automation Engineer, you will be a hands-on Engineer as well as a leader. You will plan, document and manage projects associated with the electrical systems for Kilns, Furnaces and associated Automation Systems

    You will be responsible for the electrical systems design throughout the project lifecycle from front end, detailed design and system verification and validation. Depending upon the project size the works are likely to be undertaken by subcontractor’s design however, you will be responsible for requesting the correct documentation and data required for the site maintenance system and compliance to site and regulatory standards. You must be flexible to adapt to work with all different kinds of projects at various stages of their life cycle predominately located at our offices in Stoke on Trent however, there may be occasion to travel within the UK and occasionally overseas.

    Other responsibilities:

    • Generating Scope of Works, layout drawings and single line diagrams.
    • Liaising with clients and suppliers, including site surveys and feasibility studies
    • Working from P & ID’s to establish design (loop diagrams, termination drawings, cable routing, panel design).
    • Experience in contributing to HAZOP meetings would be an advantage.
    • Design ,programming and Commissioning of PLC’s / instrumentation
    • Commissioning of motors (setting up inverters etc)
    • Design and Generate schematics, termination diagrams & layouts
    • To work with the Engineering / Project team to ensure projects are formally closed off on completion
    • Work within budgets for design, control panel procurement and electrical installation
    • Prepare site documentation and assistance
    • Ensure all projects adhere to Health and Safety legislation; Carry out health and safety inspections for and with the H&S Manager
    • Adhering to all customer policies and procedures.
    • Work to ensure compliance with DSEAR regulation and BS EN 61508/61511where applicable


    An ideal candidate would demonstrate competence in the following areas, however prior experience or training is some of these areas is not essential as this will be gained through on the job shadowing where required:

    • AutoCAD experience
    • COMAH
    • Experience with roller conveyor and automation lines
    • Cable specifications & sizing (Utilising Amtech, or similar).
    • ATEX/DSEAR Awareness (any associated training) and protection concepts (To enable purchasing of equipment & location of same within the environment)
    • Knowledge of Microsoft packages
    • Procurement of materials
    • Awareness of standards, wiring regulations etc
    • Project management (not essential)
    • Functional Safety/Safety instrumented systems (not essential)
    • Design of substations/transformers (not essential)
    • PLC Programming (Not essential) including design of PLC systems (Hardware, I/O allocation etc), liaison with suppliers to determine interface requirements, loadings etc.


    Diploma of Higher Education (Preferred)

    Hours and Environment:

    Your working hours could vary according to the type of project you are working on. Your typical hours would be 08:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday, although you may need to work longer when deadlines are approaching. You would usually be office-based, but may spend some of your time attending meetings or visiting contractors and suppliers. Some projects may involve travel and spending time away from home. Flexible approach to working hours and your role is essential.

    Competencies Required:

    • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
    • Logical thinking with creative problem-solving ability
    • Great attention to detail
    • Good communication and negotiation skills
    • The ability to work well with others and lead a team
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We Are Hiring! - Mechanical Design Engineer - Roller Conveyors and Automation

Posted by Therser UK on 01-Apr-2020 11:40:15
  • Therser UK Ltd are the UK’s leading manufacturer of Kilns, Furnaces and associated Automation Systems

    The Role:

    We are looking for a competent design engineer with hands on knowledge of Roller Conveyors, Automation Systems and Robotics Integration. Some of your day to day responsibilities will include; using AutoDesk Inventor to produce designs and subsequently drawings for manufacture, undertaking mechanical design calculations as well as material and equipment specification.

    Other responsibilities:

    - Resolve design related manufacturing issues with the in-house manufacturing team and sub-contractors.

    - Review customer provided tender documentation and asses the compliance of the company’s products.

    - Undertake mechanical design calculations

    - Design of systems based on design-function relationships.

    - To undertake mechanical design calculations that validate the chosen design concepts

    Mechanical Design Engineer Requirements:

    - Experience of working on the design of electro-mechanical machinery. Ideally with an appreciation of pneumatics systems, conveyors or precision mechanical assemblies.

    - A formal mechanical engineering qualification with at least 3 years industry experience.

    - A creative approach with exposure to New Product Development from concept through to production.

    - Hands on experience of a 3D CAD system.

    - Experience in the development of P&ID (process & instrumentation diagrams) and contributing to HAZOP meetings would be an advantage.


    Roller Conveyor and Cad : 3 years (Preferred)


    Diploma of Higher Education (Preferred)

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Tunnel Kiln vs Shuttle Kiln: The Pros & Cons

Posted by Therser Sales Team on 06-Mar-2020 10:34:08

If you're looking for an industrial kiln capable of firing products in large volumes, there are two types of kiln that you can choose from: a tunnel kiln or shuttle kiln. In this article we examine how each type works, and the comparative advantages of each.

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Topics: Shuttle Kilns, Tunnel Kiln

We Are Hiring! - Mechanical/Site Installer & Welding Roles In Stoke On Trent, UK

Posted by Therser UK on 28-Jan-2020 09:17:25

Therser UK are the UK’s number one and largest specialist manufacturer of industrial Kilns and Furnaces. Due to continued growth and exciting times ahead Therser UK are looking for:

  • Mechanical/Site Installers
  • Fabricator/Welder
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Happy Christmas From Therser!

Posted by Therser Sales Team on 19-Dec-2019 12:12:34

On behalf of our whole team, we would like to wish our customers and suppliers a joyous Christmas and a prosperous 2020.

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Topics: Company News

Join Us At Ceramics UK on 10-11th July 2019!

Posted by Therser UK on 10-Jul-2019 11:56:16

We are very much looking forward to exhibiting at the Ceramics UK exhibition and conference both today and tomorrow! Ceramics UK 2019 is the UK’s premier trade show and conference for the ceramics industry and is actually the only free event of its kind in Europe.

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Topics: Company News, Ceramics Uk, Exhibition

We Are Exhibiting at Ceramics UK 2019 - Stand 1515

Posted by Therser UK on 03-Jul-2019 11:27:22

Therser UK are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at Ceramics UK 2019 on the 10th and 11th of July.

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Topics: Therser UK, Ceramics Uk, Exhibition

Double Celebration For Staffordshire Kiln Specialist After Landing Major New Contract

Pictured: Matthew Pound and Neil Mack of Therser UK

Kiln and furnace specialist Therser UK Ltd is gearing up for a double celebration – after landing a major contract with ceramics manufacturer Churchill China in its 10th year in business.

Stoke-on-Trent-based Therser UK secured the contract – which is one of its largest orders in the past few years - for the manufacture and installation of a new, 48-metre fast-fire tunnel kiln.

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Topics: Shuttle Kilns, Ceramic Kilns, Industrial Kilns, Tunnel Kiln

Why Therser Are Behind Stoke’s Push To Become A Ceramics Centre Of Excellence

Posted by Therser Sales Team on 29-Apr-2019 10:00:00

To some, it is known as Stoke-on-Trent. A cosy 36 square miles of industrial history, with a characteristically unassuming name that simply means ‘place on the river’.

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Topics: Ceramic Kilns, Company News

New Pipework Standards Reached & Work Begins

Posted by Therser Sales Team on 26-Apr-2019 09:16:23

There has been significant interest in our latest welding standards accreditation to BS.EN.ISO 9606-1, and at Therser we are now fully into the flow. BS.EN.ISO 9606-1 is a demanding certification that enables us to guarantee the best quality for equally demanding sectors.

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Topics: Company News, thermal engineers

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