Engineering Controls Specialist, Automotive Trim, Chassis and Final Line, Pretoria – Ref: 1205825-4

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Ref: 1205825-4

Job Description:

A world-class, state-of-the-art vehicle manufacturing facility is looking to appoint an Engineering Controls Specialist with an emphasis on robotic controls & PLC specialization. The responsible person will be required to develop, implement, monitor and maintain efficient automation controls processes. To specialize in the continuous improvement, troubleshooting and programming of PLC’s/ Robots as well as other automation equipment.

  • Mechanical/Mechatronics/Electrical National Diploma (S- course) or Mechanical/Mechatronics/Electrical Engineering B-Tech.
  • Minimum of 5 years within the Automotive Industry and Maintenance background.
  • 2-3 Years in a Leadership role.

Position details:
Type: Permanent
Reports to: Maintenance Manager
Primary purpose: This position is for an Engineering Controls Specialist with an emphasis on robotic controls & PLC specialization. The responsible person will be required to develop, implement, monitor and maintain efficient automation controls processes. To specialize in the continuous improvement, troubleshooting and programming of PLC’s/ Robots as well as other automation equipment.
Responsibilities / accountabilities:

  • Initiates measures to improve equipment performance, methods and quality.
  • Manage all software and hardware installed on different types of equipment.
  • Ensure minimal downtimes, proper documentation, software back-ups and version control.
  • Reporting / presenting and escalate to management as needed.
  • To lead, set-up and participate in cross-functional team meetings.
  • Possess the propensity to take the lead in any breakdown situation.
  • Design, fault find and program using PLCs, HMI and SCADA.
  • Ability to read blueprints, AutoCAD, E-Plan, interpret and modify electrical schematics.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
  • Train and develop training documentation for maintenance personnel.
  • Effective Root causes analysis towards downtime.
  • Proactive approach to MOS.

Performance measures/ success criteria:

  • Improve equipment uptime using data analysis and Preventative Maintenance planning.
  • Undertake root cause analysis and Six Sigma methodology to implement Permanent Corrective Actions (PCA’s), Kaizen’s, Greenbelt Project.
  • Management of constraints with the use of FIS, Scada reporting.
  • Develop and implement activities to improve MTTR and MTBF.
  • Take responsibility for investigating and introducing new Engineering Technologies and strategies.
  • Have the ability and capability to independently carry-out respective Roles and Responsibilities enlisting the support of key stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence for Health Charts.
  • Lead a team of Technicians.

Location (country, city): Pretoria, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA):

  • Always improving personal knowledge, looking for new ways and technologies to improve plant performance.
  • Excellent troubleshooting / problem-solving methodologies such as 6 Sigma, 5 Why’s, Fishbone etc.
  • Able to work under pressure and should be a team player.
  • Siemens, Mitsubishi PLC’s. Must be able to Program, monitor, fault-find, and make improvements.
  • Kawasaki and Fanuc robot fault finding and programming skill. Sealer systems experience an advantage.
  • SEW, Danfoss, Siemens drives working knowledge.
  • Proficient in Automation networks including Ethernet, Profinet, Profibus and Wireless Networks.
  • Fault-finding and continuous improvement execution and implementation.
  • HMI’s – Adroit, Win CC Scada fault finding and programming skill.
  • Excellent PC knowledge
  • Behavioral and Leadership skills.
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent English oral and written communication.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data analysis.
  • Self-Motivated, results-driven and competent individual.
  • Read Mechanical and Electronic schematics to ensure adherence to specifications and standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of Electronics.
  • 6 Sigma trained/Certified.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Mechanical/Mechatronics/Electrical National Diploma (S- course) or Mechanical/Mechatronics/Electrical Engineering B-Tech.
  • Minimum of 5 years within the Automotive Industry and Maintenance background.
  • 2-3 Years in a Leadership role.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Engineering Controls Specialist, Automotive Trim, Chassis and Final Line, Pretoria – Ref: 1205825-4

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