Automation Controls Engineer

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ICA are seeking a highly experienced Automation Controls Engineer with a solid background in logistics, materials handling and supply chain management.

This person innovatively turns client concepts into a design package, whilst focussing 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.
  • Construction Induction Training


  • 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 & 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.

Joining the ICA team has numerous benefits

You will be working with the best and leading companies worldwide. Located regionally we offer our employees a great lifestyle, with further training benefits in a family orientated work place.

  • A stable skilled workforce.
  • Wholly Australian owned and operated.
  • Opportunity to work on client installations across the country.