Automation and Control Engineer
Stellenbosch, ZA
3d ago

Applications are invited for the above mentioned position to be based in Supply Chain, Springs. The successful candidate will report to the Site Engineering Manager .

Key performance areas would include, but are not limited to the following :

  • Maintain integrity of electronic control systems
  • Ensure updated inventory of all electronic control systems
  • Ensure current backups for electronic systems on designated server location
  • Manage access to electronic systems
  • Coordinate maintenance of electronic hardware components and electronic panels
  • Compile critical electronic spares lists
  • Ensure update information (electrical drawing, manuals, etc) regarding electronic systems
  • Compile budget and project schedule
  • Manage implantation of modifications
  • Verify functionality (acceptance test ) and documentation of modifications
  • Coordinate maintenance of plant computer equipment (Scada pcs, plant information servers) in conjunction with IT
  • Coordinate maintenance and expansion of Industrial Network infrastructure in conjunction with IT
  • Assist production personnel with data acquisition and reporting during fault-finding exercises
  • Liaise with original equipment suppliers to provide support
  • Consult with Group Automation & Control Project Manager
  • Provide second line problem solving across the plant during and after hours when required
  • Improving line control systems
  • Optimising inspection equipment
  • The successful candidate must have the following qualifications, skills and experience :

  • Relevant Engineering Degree qualification
  • Proven track record of working in a FMCG environment.
  • Proven Computer literacy in MS Office (SAP PM’s would be an advantage)
  • Min 5 years’ experience in maintenance of electronic systems
  • Min 5 years’ experience in plc programming (Siemens)
  • Min 5 years’ experience in HMI / Scada systems (Wonderware, Zenon ,KHS, Krones etc)
  • Min 3 years’ experience in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Min 3 years’ experience in Industrial networks (Profibus / Net, EtherNet)
  • Application Process :

    If interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell career portal by logging onto

    Reference number : 12841 Closing Date : 21 September 2018

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