Automation Engineer

Ref: 1092530

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (LC) - Instrumentation and Control
Annual Package Range: ZAR 151 000 - 250 000, per annum.
Total years experience: 3-5 Years

11 insights about our Automation Engineer available for exploratory interviews. Ref: 1092530

Our candidate the we are showcasing today is an Automation Engineer providing automated solutions in line with the need and requirements of clients with good engineering principles.
Ideal position and future responsibilities: Automation Engineer / Project Engineer / Instrumentation Technician / Maintenance Technician.  R&D. PLC / HMI development, panel design,
project management, maintenance and R&D.

1. Contribution Compass Profile (natural energy profiling tool): Catalyst
2. Ideal company (culture and values): A company that is well-recognised, with a good structure in terms of management, appreciates and acknowledges the efforts of the employees.
A company that does not discriminate on people’s culture, race and religion.
3. Skill area of competence
: PLC coding (Allen Bradley, Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi, Delta, Festo). SCADA/HMI design. Basic web design (HTML, CSS). Design (Control Panel, Schematics).
Documentation (FDS, IO List, Hardware List, FAT, SAT, QCP). Project management. Plant auditing. Project costing. AutoCAD drawings. Testing & commissioning. Fault finding and troubleshooting.
Cable installation and termination. VSD: Install, set up, commission. Calibration, installation, testing, commissioning & scaling: Pressure, Flow, Temperature and Level Transmitters.
4. Achievements: Having done projects for two particular companies I instilled confidence in my clients; when I was assigned to other projects, the client demanded that I be involved the project as they
did not want to risk working with any of the other Engineers in the company. One particular project needed intercommunication between 3 PLC’s. As it would have been a very costly exercise, I managed
to work around it with a third party PLC and did so at a much lower cost.
5. Years of experience range: 3 to 5 years
6. Nationality: South African
7. Discipline: Instrumentation and Control
8. Qualifications/Affiliations/ Prof Registrations: National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (LC) – Instrumentation and Control
9. Software Skills: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, UnityPro, Studio/Logix 5000, CoDeSys
10. Annual package range Total Fixed Cost of Employment (TFCE): ZAR 151 000 – 250 000, per annum.
11. Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally (South Africa) and internationally.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English

Designation: Technician – Instrumentation & Control

Highest qualification type: National Diploma

University: Durban University of Technology

Company size: ’11 – 50

Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office

Seniority level: Technician / Foreman / Supervisor (all disciplines)

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Indian

Nationality: South African

Highest Formal Qualification: NDip Instrumentation and control

Current / most recent job title?

Automation Engineer

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

To provide automated solutions in line with the need and requirements for clients with good engineering principles.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

To give the client what he expects and wants. To keep within the budget of the client. To make sure systems are Stupid/Idiot proof to overcome operators out of norm operation. Have documents made for easy use by maintenance personal. Keep my colleagues in the loop about the project, sometimes they might throw in great ideas and also if for some reason they need to jump in the project due to multiple projects then at least they know whats going on and the history of the project.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

The purpose for engineers are to make the world a more comfortable place to stay in by making our lives easier as technology advances. This should be the real focus so that it will lead to good engineering with no compromises and making sure people are safe with regards to our developments. The advancement of technology to some what makes the unskilled more vulnerable to unemployment and this intern increases poverty. As individuals we should support all types of campaigns to educate the people of our country so we could all live peacefully.

Ideal business title: 

Automation Engineer Project Engineer Instrumentation Technician Maintenance Technician R&D

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

PLC/HMI development Panel Design Project management Maintenance R&D

Skill area of competence:

PLC coding (Allen Bradley, Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi, Delta, Festo). SCADA/HMI design. Basic web design (HTML, CSS). Design (Control Panel, Schematics).
Documentation (FDS, IO List, Hardware List, FAT, SAT, QCP). Project management. Plant auditing. Project costing. AutoCAD drawings. Testing & commissioning. Fault finding and troubleshooting.
Cable installation and termination. VSD: Install, set up, commission. Calibration, installation, testing, commissioning & scaling: Pressure, Flow, Temperature and Level Transmitters.

Career summary:

3.5 years doing both. Its project based.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Experiencing new challengers and solving them out. The field is huge and there is always something to learn.

Ideal company (culture and values):

A company that is well recognised. A company with a good structure in terms of management. A company that appreciates and acknowledges the efforts of the employees. Company that does not discriminate on peoples cultures, race and religion.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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