• Ellough Road, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7TE

As an active investor in staff, PCE are proud of our staff and recognise them as the driving force behind our success. If you think you can play an active part in shaping our business for the future, please submit your CV and skills summary via email, or via the Recruitment form below.

Current Vacancy - Production Scheduler

PCE Automation Ltd are currently recruiting for the role of Production Scheduler, to work at PCE HQ in Beccles.

The Role

We are seeking an individual with experience of workforce scheduling, in a manufacturing/production environment, with strong organisational skills.

The role shall require the candidate to actively monitor multiple projects; using bespoke systems to plan and monitor production labour activities, in conjunction with the Production Manager.

Using our ERP system, the successful candidate will be a ‘superuser’; ensuring information is entered and processed correctly, through the scheduling functions of the system.

Attendance and contribution to regular production meetings is also required, where the successful candidate will be expected to provide updates on project deliverables; effectively applying changes to production schedules, that arise from these meetings.


The following list is an indication of the responsibilities the successful candidate will be expected to fulfil;

• Review, prioritise and schedule production tasks, in accordance with project plan priorities.

• Identify and resolve any restrictions in capacity & resource, that could affect production deliverables, working with the management team to lessen the effects on the operation.

• Identify, coordinate and leverage resource to capitalise on opportunities to make progress ahead of time.

• Monitor and record production quality issues, actively feeding back into the management team and the Quality Management System.


The following list is an indication of the skills that the successful candidate will possess, in fulfilment of the position;

• The candidate shall be adept at problem solving and have the agility to overcome operational issues, in a fast-paced environment.

• Experience within a scheduling role, within a manufacturing/production setting

• Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

• Excellent communication and organisational skills.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Experience of working in a fast paced, high pressure environment, overcoming unique challenges.


Applicants must apply in writing, submitting a covering letter and CV to Mr Andrew Reeve, by no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday 25th January 2019.  Applicants may also complete the application section below.   

Current Vacancy - HR and Payroll Coordinator

Full or part-time considered, immediate start.

Competitive salary dependent on experience

Beccles, Norfolk

About PCE

Formed in 1961 PCE has established itself as an automation solutions provider for a wide range of product handling, assembly and testing systems with a worldwide reputation for innovation and quality.

The 2018 winner of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Growing Business of the Year and Business of the Year awards and having newly acquired two sister companies DB-Automation and Premier Bowl Feeders, the PCE Group of Companies is going from strength to strength.

The Role

We are looking for an HR and Payroll Coordinator or to develop our Human Resources capability and take on the important responsibility of processing payroll for the Group.  This is a new position, based in our Beccles head office, and offers the successful candidate the exciting opportunity to set up the HR function with the support of the Financial Controller and our independent HR Consultant.

As you will be largely independent in your role, you will have already gained a number of years’ experience working in a similar or larger organisation developing your HR capability and understanding of good practice and be ready to work in a more independent role.  It is vital that you have experience and are confident to process payroll, under the supervision of the Finance Controller including year end routines.

Your main administrative duties include maintaining HR records and running the payroll and benefit administration processes and well as managing HR documents (e.g. employment contracts, template letters) and updating internal databases.

You will also work on projects to identify and develop HR systems that effectively integrate with our existing ERP and time and attendance systems.

You will have experience with HR procedures and can juggle various administrative tasks in a timely manner whilst acting as the first point of contact for all HR-related queries from employees and line managers across our group of companies.

Your goal is to ensure our HR department supports our employees and line managers whilst ensuring we reflect current employment legislation and HR best practice.


You can download a copy of the full job description for this position, by clicking HERE


You will have proven work experience as an HR and Payroll Administrator or similar role in a similar sized or larger organization and be a competent payroller and administrator able to manage a varied workload with limited direct supervision.  You will also have excellent organisational skills able to prioritise work between projects and routine, such as to set up and develop HR systems and procedures.

You will be a confident communicator able to work closely with both employees and managers as well as board level directors.

You must have experience in processing payroll and pension contributions as this is a key part of the role, integrating this with HR software and our pre-existing time and attendance and ERP systems.

MS Office skills (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) are vital.


Ideally CIPD Level 3 in HR Practice – qualified or working towards, or qualified by experience;

Payroll qualification or qualified by experience

A level standard of general education

GCSE Maths and English

How to apply

Applicants must apply in writing, submitting a covering letter and full CV to our HR Consultant, Julie Rainford at julie@julierainford.co.uk by no later than 12 noon on Monday 21st January 2019. You should also state your preference for full or part time work and your current salary package.

Ongoing Vacancies

We would welcome applications from talented and passionate individuals in the following disciplines;



Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Multi Skilled Engineering (Elec & Mech)

Electrical or Mechanical Design

Service & Commissioning 

Project Management


Please apply via email in the first instance, to recruitment@pce-automation.co.uk or complete our online form below, outlining your skills and suitability.


If you feel you suit any of these roles please upload your CV in our form below.

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PCE Mechanical Engineer Rob Dennant