Automation Controls Engineer

The Automation Controls Engineer is highly experienced in logistics, materials handling and supply chain management. Innovatively turns client concepts into a design package, whilst focusing on budget considerations. Follows through with the implementation, testing, commissioning and troubleshooting at the client’s premises, and throughout the product lifecycle.


  • Innovative design, development and deployment of electrical control systems and hardware components to agreed specification
  • Development of system functional descriptions, including electrical and controls layout for fully automated robotic manufacturing systems
  • Preparation of electrical schematic drawings, including motors, networking, safety, I/O, board layouts and PLC programs
  • Manage the procurement of parts (detailed bill of materials), manufacture of cabinets, configuration of operator interfaces and the electrical installation
  • Lead the commissioning of equipment and systems during FAT and SAT, including site travel, client engagement and troubleshooting
  • Provide client training on operator interfaces and network during equipment installation
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and safety standards AS 4024.1-2014 Safety of Machinery
  • Conformance to OHS&E standards in the design and execution of all work.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering.


  • 5+ years’ experience in an Electrical Controls Engineering role, preferably in logistics, materials handling and supply chain management
  • Project experience during and/or post-degree
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge with materials handling system controls
  • PLC Programming (Allen Bradley Control Logix / Siemens S7)
  • HMI/SCADA Programming
  • Configuration, programming and commissioning of variable speed drives, servo motors, barcode scanners, safety devices, and safety PLC’s.
  • Design experience using AutoCAD.


  • Team focus, displaying effective communication with colleagues to foster collaboration
  • Organised and proactive self-starter with a creative / innovative problem-solving attitude
  • Client focused with commercial awareness to ensure we deliver a great experience
  • High degree of verbal and written communication skills
  • Specialist knowledge in conveyor systems is desirable
  • The ability to work under pressure.

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