Automation Engineer (Intermediate or Senior)

The Company
This is a team of technical experts who engineer Industrial Automation solutions for their clients.

With Directors who own and work in the business, the company culture here is one of ownership, passion for their people, clients, industry, and technology. This is a tight-knit team that are adaptable to clients’ needs and deliver custom automation solutions that are both in-step with current technology and push the boundaries.

Mid to large sized manufacturers are their typical clients, but they are generalist, flexible and open-minded in terms of the client industry sectors they will tackle. Reflecting this, the industry sector someone comes from is not important to them specifically when hiring.

This company is well-setup, has both existing clients and projects, and new projects bursting onto the horizon. They are stable and growing, an ideal situation for hiring. This leads me to my next point…

Does this sound like you?
Right now, the focus is on hiring Automation Engineers in Hamilton and South Auckland.

Ideally, we want someone who can jump on board and quickly take the lead on a controls systems integration project.

PLC, HMI, & SCADA based projects will be your bread & butter and you will be involved in design (including functional description development), programming, commissioning, customer training and support e.g. fault-finding if neccessary.

Other interesting and specialised projects will use technology like MES, robotics, machine vision, data reporting & analytics, and machine learning.

If you come from a more software leaning, machine automation type background on projects that require more data and number crunching, this is an environment you will thrive.

Attitude is important, the team here are diligent people who take ownership for their work (methodical “do-ers”). To fit with the DNA here you will be flexible, adaptable, not set in your ways, and comfortable learning new control system platforms.

This is a fulltime and permanent job with a standard 40 hour week, Monday to Friday.

Agreed overtime worked is compensated by equivalent paid time off at your normal salary level.

Your Ideal Experience Snapshot

  • Likely you are tertiary qualified e.g. an Electrical Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Software Engineer (or similar) OR you have gained automation engineering experience on the job
  • Automation Engineer/Industrial Control Systems Engineer with 3 years plus experience, who has worked at the Senior or Intermediate level on projects
  • Control Systems design, programming, configuration, and commissioning e.g., on PLC, HMI, & SCADA systems (Ignition Scada is especially of interest)
  • Functional Description creation
  • Networking e.g., EtherCAT
  • VSD’s & Servo Drives

Nice to Have Experience

  • Familiarity with PLC coding in Structured Text, but experience with other PLC languages is valuable too
  • MES experience or experience with system interfacing, networks, servers, and databases
  • Robotics e.g., ABB
  • Machine Automation
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Vision e.g., SICK, TwinCAT Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Safety (e.g. CMSE or CFSAE certified)
  • Software skillset (e.g. C#, JavaScript, SQL)

Why Apply?
This opportunity will be really interesting for an engineer who wants to stay focused on delivering top-notch automation solutions. You will get technically interesting projects and work that will move your clients into the future of where automation can take them.

As a Control Systems Integrator the work remains fresh and there will always be variety in terms of the industry sectors you work in, the projects themselves, and the technology and control systems you work with.

This Company is a great one to join, as they are stable, growing strongly and consistently, and you will be part of a small of team of energetic, positive, and like-minded engineers, who will understand you and the work you do, because they do it too.

To Apply
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Contact David Milmine (Recruitment Consultant)
Phone: +64 4 595 4102
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