Automation Engineer (Intermediate or Senior)

The Company
This is a well-established and growing company who provide total engineering solutions from concept through to after sales support. Their ingenuity to provide proven custom designed equipment and services has kept the business rolling in. They specialise in designing and building Industrial Plant Equipment then integrating it into Manufacturing Plants. Their knowledge and experience have made them major players in specialist technical engineering solutions.

The Role
We are looking for an Industrial Automation Engineer to act as a design and project engineer on large, bespoke industrial projects from front end engineering design right through to commissioning on site and client handover.

You will need to have a strong skillset as an industrial automation integrator that can think as an engineer, look at the process and equipment to be automated, convert this process to a well thought out and well-structured code for PLC, HMI & SCADA systems, and be able to implement and commission projects on customer sites.

As an Automation Engineer you will be able to demonstrate experience across a range of platforms commonly used and Rockwell/Allen Bradley, Schneider, and Wonderware will be most relevant.

Flexibility to travel nationally and internationally is required for project commissioning. This is estimated to be at about the 5 to 6 weeks annually and fluctuating between a few days away at a time to sometimes weeks away depending on the job.

Role Snapshot

  • Control Systems Design, Programming, FAT & SAT, and commissioning automation projects
  • PLC, HMI & SCADA e.g., Rockwell, Schneider, Siemens, Wonderware
  • Experience with VSD’s and communication protocols
  • Identifying technical design risks and providing solutions
  • Project documentation and reporting
  • A bonus is having the ability to troubleshoot inside low voltage electrical panels (but we are not needing an electrician)
  • Customer automation support and troubleshooting

Why Apply?
If you are and Automation Engineer you will fit right in. However, the company have also trained Industrial Electricians to become Automation Engineers and are open to doing this again, so if you are an Industrial Electrician and this is the sort of pathway you want to pursue let me know.

This is a rare role to come up in the Hawkes Bay and within this company. You will have the security of an employer with a strong reputation and global client base who have many longstanding employees including graduates who have never felt the need to leave in order to develop their careers. This is an opportunity to work on interesting and large projects with the element of travel for commissioning trips.

You will be paid for every hour you work but overtime is generally only required when on site. The company offer fully paid health, life & income protection insurances, standard Kiwisaver contributions, and a food allowance is paid when you go away on commissioning trips.

I can provide more details to suitable applicants so be in contact with your cv if you think this is something you want to explore further.

You need be eligible to work here
We need someone who currently works in New Zealand and for whom New Zealand is a permanent home as this is a long-term role. You will need to have NZ Citizenship or Residency or an existing right to work with a relevant work visa already in hand.

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To apply for this position please click on the relevant button below, alternatively for a confidential and discreet inquiry contact David Milmine on 04 595 4102 or email

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