Automation Engineer (Senior)

The Company
Well-established Automation Systems Integration and Engineering company who specialise in delivering projects across a wide variety of sectors and system platforms in this technical niche.

The company are stable and with strong work-flow and general growth in the automation sector they now they need Senior Automation Engineers to join their team.

The Role
This Automation Engineering role will be a mix of Project Management, Programming and Configuration of PLC, SCADA, and HMI, Electrical Design and Drawings (not essential), Procurement, Safety Projects, Installation Supervision, and Project Commissioning.

The company are ideally wanting Senior Automation Engineers in Auckland or Tauranga. As a senior you will take the lead on projects and mentor other Automation Engineers on these too. They may also consider a high level Intermediate Automation Engineer too.

There is a lot of local work and the company hire people with varying appetites to doing travel for commissioning trips and overtime. They are accommodating on these fronts so don’t let that stop you from applying and you could consider this as a viable, interesting, and potentially more diverse work alternative to working at a manufacturing plant, for a machinery building company, or a control systems product company.

Work Environment: Your work could be done at a mix of places including: the office, at home some days a week, or on a client site. And a lot of the project work is fairly local.
Hours: Outside of the commissioning phase the standard hours are 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday and the Company are happy with flexi-start times to suit your lifestyle or to dodge traffic.
Overtime + Site Allowances: Overtime is paid after 40 hours at your base rate (i.e. salary/52 weeks/40 hours). This really can add up if you choose to do significant overtime. Site allowances are also paid when you are away on site. 

Does this sound like you?

  • Likely you are tertiary qualified e.g. an Electrical Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Software Engineer (or similar)
  • Automation Engineering/Control Systems Integration within a relevant sector: e.g. Food, Dairy, Water, Pharmaceutical, materials handling, machine building OEM, or general manufacturing environments
  • Automation Project Engineering experience, including Safety and Commissioning
  • You are a Control Systems Programmer with PLC, SCADA, and HMI experience
  • Electrical Layout Design Experience would be a bonus
  • Experience with Citect Scada &/or Wonderware/AVEVA products: System Platform, InTouch, & ArchestrA would be highly desirable

Why Apply?
This Senior Automation Engineer role will give you interesting industrial control systems projects to work on, alongside like-minded technical specialists, and in a company that wants to remain at the edge of what it is possible to automate and optimise.

You will get very good career exposure and variety in terms of the industry sectors and clients you will work across, the types of projects you will do, plus the wide range of control systems you can work on.  

I have enjoyed working with the managers there over a few years now and find them to be an approachable, reasonable, and down to earth employer who will treat you fairly, seek to help you grow & develop, and give you work in areas that are of interest to you.

You will be paid current industry rates, and the addition of overtime after 40 hours, and site allowances means you will truly be paid for what you do.

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