Automation Assistant (m/f)

Job Summary The Automation Assistant will be required to carry out the preparation, operational and rectification tasks listed below on the Automated Materials Handling Equipment. Key Responsibilities
  • ‘Start of shift’ checks ensuring equipment is fit for use
  • Powering down safely and correctly to allow product flow faults to be rectified
  • Investigate the reasons and re-start the system after an emergency stop (non-technical errors)
  • Rectify time-out faults using the manual controllers (Pendant or HMI panel)
  • Follow safety procedures when working on and around the Automated Mechanical Handling Equipment, such as isolation of adjoining equipment, and following the “safe entry procedure”& use of correct PPE
  • Using access equipment in and around the system to rectify product flow issues
  • Machine Housekeeping (cleanliness), removal of any objects that would interfere with product flow, such as pallet debris and cling film, to ensue product flow is not impeded
  • Report issues to the control room for issuing or escalation to the engineering partners for rectification
  • Communication of faults and system availability.
  • Notifying the Error Handler partners of faults and their locations.
  • Follow the onsite communication protocol to ensure the operation is kept informed of all issue.  Use of a handheld radio is provided for this use.
  • Shift Handover Meetings – main issues throughout the shift to be communicated.
  • Further communications to be translated via the shift handover, i.e. toolbox talks, meeting with Engineering colleagues, to enable the Error Handlers to relay any concerns and/or problems within the Automated Materials Handling equipment
Qualifications, skills and experience
  • Numerate and literate, able to use computer equipment
  • Be able to work on own initiative / be a self starter
  • Clear spoken voice and auditory comprehension
  • Experience in a warehousing, engineering or automation environment would be advantageous.
  • An interest in engineering would be an advantage
  • Ability to analyse
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work at height via ladder or steps
  • Self motivated
  • Positive attitude
  • Results orientated
  • Customer focused
  • First time right with attention to detail
  • Physically able to fulfil the role
  • Manual handling
  Important behaviours to have in line with our company values
  • Appreciation – Recognises the achievement of others
  • Creativity – Is resourceful and innovative
  • Courage – Willing to learn and try new things
  • Openness – Always approachable and helpful
  • Reliability – Consistently gives their best
Company benefits
  • KNAPP will contribute up to 6% pension
  • Private healthcare with Vitality
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee of the Quarter awards

Are you looking for new challenges? Do your eyes sparkle with enthusiasm when you talk about your specialist area? Do you gladly take on responsibility? Are you able to grasp complex issues? Are you brave enough to take new paths and do you view changes as exciting opportunities?

Then apply now! We look forward to getting to know you.


Here are a few tips for a successful application.

Complete + online + authentic = good chances


The following documents are important to us:

  • Cover letter (please indicate your core areas in the case of speculative applications)
  • CV (résumé) in tabular format with a photo
  • Diploma certificates and evidence of professional experience


Please only apply via our application tool.

Tip: Apply for current vacancies to maximize your chances. In the case of speculative applications, it can take some time before we have an appropriate offer for you.


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The interview is the most important part of the application process. Above all, we look for authenticity. During the interview, we will find out whether our expectations match each other and whether a long-term cooperation can be formed.


Bewerbungsprozess Onlinebewerbung1. Apply online

Bewerbungsprozess Erhalt der Empfangsbestätigung2. Confirmation of receipt sent

Bewerbungsprozess Sichtung der Bewerbungsunterlagen durch Fach- und Personalabteilung3. Human Resources and specific department look at your documents

Bewerbungsprozess Rückmeldung und Einladung zum Vorstellungsgespräch4. If we like what we see: invitation to an interview in person

Bewerbungsprozess erstes persönliches Gespräch5. The excitement builds: first interview in person

Bewerbungsprozess eventuell zweites persönliches Gespräch6. If necessary: second interview in person

Bewerbungsprozess Rückmeldung bzw. Einstellung7. Do we fit well together? Welcome to KNAPP!

To ensure a speedy application process, please only apply via our application tool. After submitting your application you will receive a confirmation of receipt.


KNAPP U.K. Limited
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Great Britain
Full time


Kirsty Johnson

Kirsty Johnson

Human Resources
Unit 60 Monument Business Park Warpsgrove Lane, Chalgrove OX44 7RW Oxfordshire Großbritannien