Senior Automation Engineer

Senior Industrial Automation Engineer – Established company with strong workflow in a lifestyle location – Control Systems Project plus gain exposure to Robotics

The Company
Based in the sunny Hawkes Bay, our client is a well-established medium-sized consultancy who do project engineering and service work across New Zealand in a variety of industry sectors.

The Role
This company have strong workflow are continuing to grow and need a Senior Automation Engineer to join their team doing control systems projects.

You will need to have an existing strong skillset as an industrial automation integrator who can work with control systems in the office and on client sites with PLC, HMI & SCADA systems.

Work is primarily based in the North Island so some travel to sites across New Zealand may be required. 

Ideally you will be able to demonstrate experience across a range of system platforms commonly used and Rockwell/Allen Bradley and Schneider will be most relevant.

This role will give you exposure to training and upskilling in robotics.

Ideal skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Automation, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Process Engineering (or similar) or be a registered Industrial Electrician who is strong with control systems
  • A Programmer with PLC, SCADA, and HMI coding and configuration experience
  • Experience reading P&ID’s, creating functional descriptions, and programming from these documents
  • Ideally have experience with Rockwell/Allen Bradley and Schneider control systems
  • 5+ years’ experience in Automation within a relevant sector: e.g. Water, Materials Handling, Dairy, Food & Beverage, General Manufacturing, Pulp & Paper environments
  • FAT, SAT, and Commissioning experience
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships
  • Self-driven individual who can work as part of a team

Is this right for you?
Senior salaries sound about right here. Plus you will get paid your equivalent base hourly rate for doing overtime too. Also when you are away from home your hourly rate will be 20% higher to help compensate for this.

This is a great place to learn and keep growing your career because the company recruits for the long term and aim to develop their staff technically within the different technical business areas they work. They also provide exposure to a variety of industry sectors too.

If you are not from the Hawkes Bay it does boast a temperate coastal climate, a vibrant wine and food, easy access to outdoors pursuits, affordable housing to buy, and great schools.

The company culture is friendly, flexible, and relaxed. Staff go mountain biking or fishing together and there are regular company lunches together.

How to Apply
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