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Fortna Software Controls Engineer in Milton Keynes, Michigan

Job Descriptions:

For over 70 years, Fortna® has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage. Fortna helps clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel. Fortna's expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution centre operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution software systems. We built our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results.

Fortna UK is going through an exciting period of growth and looking to expand its team with enthusiastic, career-driven and motivated individuals. As the successful candidate, you will receive significant support and mentoring to ensure a successful transition into the Fortna team, where you will be surrounded by collaborative and like-minded individuals who will support your development as you build your career with the business.

The Software Controls Engineer is responsible for implementing complex automated systems within warehouse distribution centers.


  • Taking responsibility for Fortna Warehouse Execution System (FortnaWES) Software setup, configuration and menu design including GUI design and development and QNX Operating systems implementation and configuration.

  • Specifying Fortna's network requirements to the Client as needed.

  • Developing project schedules and delivering quality solutions on-time and within budget.

  • Performing testing, debugging, implementation and support during “go-live” at Client site.

  • Making modifications and troubleshooting industrial motor controls, I/O and pneumatic subsystems and variable speed drives.

  • Developing, maintaining and providing documentation to Fortna’s Technical Writer.

  • Providing training to staff at Client site.

  • Responding to Client issues with immediacy.

  • Completing support tickets that include detailed problem analysis and resolutions.

  • Providing FortnaWES control enhancements/requirements to the Software team in an effort to increase productivity and accuracy.

  • Conducting the Controls Design Review (CDR) process.

  • Making recommendations and suggestions to improve and streamline the implementation process.

Required Experience:

  • 4+ years of related experience in industrial controls

  • Ability to program and troubleshoot PLC systems

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with internal and external resources

  • Strong detail orientation

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and problem solving skills

  • Ability to travel extensively through out EU countries (when Covid is no longer an issue)

  • Experience in Material Handling systems

  • Experience in conveyor control systems

  • Location: Open to candidate near Milton Keynes, UK or Hamburg, Germany

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our organisation who, in addition to providing a competitive salary package, offer many additional benefits including Private Healthcare, Health Cash Plan, Company Contributory Pension scheme, Fitness/Wellness reimbursement programme, Volunteer time off as well as significant personal development opportunities, all within a modern working environment.

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your existing skills in a positive and supportive working environment, think you can add value to our aim of constantly striving to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our Clients and develop new services to meet those needs, please submit your application and we hope to meet you soon.

Fortna is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

Keyword: Software Controls Engineering

From: Fortna