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Senior Automation Engineer

Senior Automation Engineer

Job Title: Senior Automation Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Australia, Melbourne
Industry: Manufacturing
Reference: 3478212
Contact Name: Chris McCutcheon
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Job Published: July 28, 2022

Job Description

Senior Automation Project Engineer - Min 3 year contract 

Our client, a leading Steel manufacturing company are looking to recruit a Senior Automation Engineer to their growing site team south of Melbourne, to work on a variety of exciting upgrade projects. 

 The client is looking for:

• 10+ years' experience in Controls/Automation engineering, preferably within the heavy engineering industries. (Steel, Oil & Gas, Water, Mining etc.)
• A good working knowledge of PLC programming is essential. 
• Working knowledge and understanding of Australian building codes and standards
• A relevant tertiary qualification in Electrical/Controls engineering. 

 You will be responsible for; 

-Input to all phases of a project within the automation scope of services as required by the Project Manager/Engineer
-Input to all phases of a project within the automation scope of services as required by the Project Manager/Engineer
-Define the system's global architecture and prepare project feasibility assessments from an electrical and automation standpoint
-Design of electrical and automated control systems including Human Machine Interface (HMI) development
-Create project technical performance specifications and functional descriptions
-Selects the appropriate technology for projects (PLC, Drive, Instruments, Sensors, Valves, Actuators, MCC, Motors, Robots, etc.) and ensures that they are fully compatible
-Programming of PLCs and user interfaces – Experience in automation interfacing and protocols such as Profibus & Profinet.
-Hands on programming experience, including specification and design on major PLC brands, such as Siemens & Allen Bradley. Human Machine interface programming and specification with exposure to brands such as Citect, Panel View and WinCC. Robotics programming of ABB robots looked upon favourably. Experience with efficient alarm design and fault-finding guides.
-Design drawings for construction of the physical components of electrical and automation systems including, but not limited to the following:
  • Single Line Diagrams, Motor Control Schematics/specifications, Control panel layout & design
  • Electrical power distribution systems design and specification
  • I/O wiring
  • Loop drawings
  • Network system design
-Prepare technical reports and client correspondences/presentations to project stakeholders
-Review and prepare detailed specifications and contract documents for procurement of major electrical and controls equipment as well as construction document packages
-Actively involved and responsible for installation and commissioning of automation work packages for specific capital projects
Design & Build specializes in recruitment for the Construction, Manufacturing, Engineering & Property industries on a national basis. Design & Build prides itself on only hiring recruitment specialists, finding the right people for the right jobs and doing the right thing by both job seekers and employers alike.
For any questions relating to this role please contact on + 61 412 747 198 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. 

Thanks for your consideration.

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