• Full Time
  • Port Elizabeth
  • July 24, 2024


Basic Requirements:

  • Formal Tertiary education : N.Dip (Electrical Engineering); N.Dip (Mechatronics); B.Eng(Mechatronics) or similar
  • Drivers License : Code 8 – required
  • Languages :
    • English (speak, read, and write) required
    • Afrikaans (speak, read, and write) optional
    • German (optional/advantageous)


  • 3+ years of PLC programming experience in the automotive industry.
  • PLC logic and programming with any of the following PLCs: Siemens, Beckhoff, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, Omron, etc.
  • Experience with Interfacing SCADA, motion control, Robotic and measuring systems to PLC applications.
  • Computer and PLC system configuration knowledge and understanding.
  • Able to create and read logic and flow diagrams for program design, programming simulation, testing and start up.
  • Work logically and systematically and apply problem solving techniques to gain purposeful and conclusive resolve.
  • Practical understanding and ability to trouble shoot electrical circuitry.
  • Sound understanding of facility commissioning requirements with at least 1 year exposure in a project’s environment.
  • Practical usage of MS Office software or similar.
  • Confidently interface and communicate with other technical professionals.

Job Objectives:

  • Ensuring on-time completion of projects
  • Program, test and commission facilities to the project scope of work
  • Develop, improve and refine software/code used in projects to improve effectiveness and efficiency within the control systems
  • Time management and ensuring that project milestones are achieved
  • Problem solving, fault finding and troubleshooting of existing installations
  • Aiding with commissioning, Installation and controls processes

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Define & set up process flowcharts and sequence of operation for required facilities
  • Establish most effective control system configuration to achieve required specification
  • Apply advanced control techniques to production process
  • Program, test & commission facilities within allocated project constraints
  • Assist with mechanical and electrical solutions where need be
  • Provide detailed Control System documentation upon project completion
  • Attend & positively contribute in relevant project related meetings
  • Liaise confidently & constructively with customers from time to time during projects
  • Provide production support on project where need be
  • Travel locally & internationally, to assist installation & commissioning of facilities on site
  • Integrate/interface to other site machines (Serial, Digital, Ethernet, Profi-bus etc)

Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998

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