Automation Engineer

Acacia Ridge Permanent
  • Permanent
  • Based in Brisbane, Queensland

About Our Client

MHM Automation is an international leader in turn-key automated solutions to the dairy, meat, food & beverage and packaging industries. MHM specialises in materials handling, reverse packaging and large scale chilling and freezing solutions with installations across Australia, NZ, Europe, and North America. MHM product brands include H&C, Milmeq, AiCo and BetaVac.

MHM leads the design, manufacture, installation, commission and after sales support with team members located in 5 locations: Hastings, Christchurch, Auckland, Brisbane and Green Bay USA.

Job Description

  • Design, develop, test and commission automated solutions for tailor made large scale industrial chilling and freezing equipment.
  • Provide technical advice including compliance with AS/NZS standards.
  • Provide feedback on scope and budget for electrical and controls projects.
  • Produce switchboard and Motor Control Centre (MCC) designs compliant with AS/NZS standards.
  • Interpret and draft electrical drawings and schematic diagrams.
  • Identify and use appropriate industrial automation software and hardware, with the ability to select system components that are readily available.
  • Create panel layouts, cable schedules and termination diagrams
  • Be conscious of project budgets and report concerns in a timely manner to designated project lead.
  • Prepare and conduct Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT).
  • Successfully commission projects on national and international customer sites and adhere to the project schedule.
  • Provide maintenance and service support for clients on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Provide our customers with exemplary service and an outstanding experience.

The Successful Applicant

  • Be tertiary qualified in either Electrical and Controls, Automation or Mechatronics.
  • Have at least 5 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Be proficient in PLC programming - Allen Bradley RSLogix (essential), Siemens.
  • Be proficient in design and implementation of SCADA/HMI systems - FactoryTalk View (essential), Ignition, WinCC.
  • Have a firm understanding of relevant Australian standards
  • Have electrical switch gear, drafting and experience - AutoCAD (essential).
  • Have Safety PLC/programmable relays experience - Allen Bradley, Sick Flexi Soft.
  • Be proficient in utilising and fault-finding industrial network protocols - Ethernet, IO-Link, ASi.
  • Have VSD/Servo Drives experience - PowerFlex, SEW.
  • Be experienced with instrumentation and calibration.
  • Have knowledge of industrial safety systems, standards, and verifications.
  • Have exceptional troubleshooting and fault-finding skills.
  • Be able to work autonomously or as part of a team.
  • Be proficient in using Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • Have outstanding communication skills and the ability to fully document projects.
  • Have a good eye for details and high level of accuracy.
  • Have excellent planning and organisational skills.

The applicant will have an advantage if they have:

  • Experience with refrigeration systems.
  • Experience with hydraulic systems.
  • Experience in materials handling in the food / dairy industry.
  • Experience in robot programming.
  • Experience with industrial vision systems.
  • Experience with database analysis.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Flexible work environment
  • Enjoyable workplace with a close-knit team
  • Supportive of work-life balance
  • Onsite parking
Verity Morgan
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