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Automation Engineer

Remuneration:R840000 - R960000 per year negotiable TCTC 
Location:Johannesburg, East
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Company:ASC Group

Job description

Ensure plant optimization and maximum plant availability by developing, implementing and or maintaining the plant control systems (PLC/SCADA/SERVERS), to meet automation business service level agreements, automation KPI targets, customer, quality and cost targets in line with annual agreed objectives.

Key Outputs [KPI'S]
  • Proactively support the development of a positive health & safety culture across business and to comply with all Group and statutory EHS requirements and strive to exceed these where appropriate
  • Ensure effective projects delivery through planning, management and implementation ensuring all change management procedures are followed and documentation are completed by the due dates
  • Provide the highest quality Automation PLC/SCADA solutions by conforming to the Automation, S95, S88 and PackML modelling and implementation standards
  • Define control system architecture’s and standards for project FDS’s, FAT, SAT, contractor’s and subcontract’s activities, engineering preparation and delivering for SCADA, HMI and PLC control logic
  • Participate in technical audits, P&ID reviews and HAZOP’s - promote the application of new technologies and design/implementation methodologies
  • Ensure that PLC, supervisory control and data acquisition software is always functional and protected as far as possible against corruption and virus attacks in conjunction with IT
  • Support the activities of the automation engineers and automation technicians through the provision of direct development, training and mentoring
  • Provide standby and call-out support when required, adhere to 5S procedures within the Automation team
  • Assist the Automation team in meeting the department’s KPI’s and to carry out any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed


  • B-Tech (Electrical Engineering) or S4,
  • Technical background with at least National Diploma (N6) in programming or related qualifications
  • 5 Years practical experience in automation where PLC / SCADA is operational
  • 5 Years hands on experience on Wonderware/Rockwell solution development, coding and commissioning
  • Competence in reading / interpreting P&ID’s, PFD’s (Process Flow Diagrams), Interlock Schedules and the ability to write a Functional Design Specification PID control and configuring and optimizing of loops
  • Sound knowledge of Plant process control
  • Good knowledge on Profibus, DeviceNet, ASI, ControlNet and IP Ethernet networks,
  • Capability to ensure that all instrumentation complies with the requirements of the OSHAct and ISO 9002
  • Specialization in Rockwell Automation and Wonderware Industrial Application Server

Posted on 02 May 11:16

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