Here at HMK, we recognise that our workforce is one of our greatest strengths, enabling us to provide expert knowledge and first-class service to our customers, alongside our market-leading products.
The HMK Team is expanding and we’ve recently recruited new Automation Engineer Luke Boulton, who has a strong background in PLC.
Nick Calow, Technical Director at HMK, said: “Luke is a great new addition to the HMK Team, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise that will benefit our customers. With the trend of motion control moving more towards plc-based platforms, we wanted to supplement our team by bringing in someone with some additional plc experience, to complement the skill-set we already have in our workforce.
“Luke has a strong plc background and was looking to gain more drive experience, so he’s a perfect fit for the role and is becoming a real asset to the team.”
Read on to find out a bit more about Luke…
Name: Luke Boulton
Job title: Automation Engineer
When did you join HMK? June 2021
What does your role involve? My role has two core elements: Firstly, I provide technical support surrounding automation products and software to our internal Applications Team, as well as our external customers. Secondly, I develop and commission bespoke software for PLCs, HMIs and Drives.
Previous experience and areas of expertise: I have worked on quite a diverse range of automation and control projects. Some of my favourites have been:
Oil dosing with pump and valve control
Tank level monitoring with guided wave radar and rate of change alarming
Wireless asset health monitoring via Sub GHz ISM Band
Why did you want to join HMK? I’m keen to build on and develop my skills in advanced motion control and I felt HMK would be a great organisation to further develop as an engineer.
What’s the best thing about working at HMK? I am finding it really rewarding solving technical problems that clients are experiencing. I am also enjoying being able to expand my technical knowledge of the more advanced drives, and this is mainly due to the vast, internal knowledge base that the experienced engineers at HMK collectively possess.
Proudest achievement: Becoming a father.
Fun fact about Luke: I lived in Texas for a few years and while I was there, I learnt and became fluent in Spanish.