What is an automation engineer?

Automation engineers are experts in simplifying processes. An automation engineer can improve the efficiency of various manufacturing or computer processes or systems by automating parts of them or the entire process or system to do work on their own. They may also design entirely new technology to automate a system or process.

 

Automation engineers are also referred to as test automation engineers and process automation engineers since testing and process improvement play such big roles in their work. Those who work specifically in industrial environments, like manufacturing plants, are known as industrial automation engineers.

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Drilling Fluids SME

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences

undefined: 5 undefined

Provides fluids system analysis & engineering support to meet Chevron Australia fluid and waste managementobligations/regulations for Barrow Island as well as offshore operations.Represent Wells function on waste management and discharge strategies including input and guidance to theEnvironmental Plans, Safety Case etc. such that Government licensing commitments and Company policies are adhered to.Prepare and deliver fluids/waste management information in internal and partner workshops such as DRB meetings, project assurance reviews, stakeholder communications etc.Develop and evaluate rig equipment and feasibility concept alternatives.Prepare plans for field installations / rig modifications & equipment requirements. Prepare fluids and waste management tendering documents and conduct bidding to support Wells fluids and waste management requirements.Support Drilling & Completion fluids qualification and testing; working closely with the Fluids Company, Drilling /Completion Engineers and liaising with Chevron Technology Center Fluids Team.Responsible for oversite and execution of the drilling & completions fluids programs. Completes post project reviews.Assist and provide operational support to Drilling Superintendent for the ongoing drilling/completionprogram as required.• Assists with project execution through the operational phase, capturing lessons learned and looking for operationalimprovements.

Executive Assistant (12-18 months maternity cover)

undefined: Canning Vale

undefined: Banking

undefined: Other Law

undefined: 3 undefined

You will work closely with the MD to enhance the effectiveness of the Corporate function and will have a breadth of exposure to Legal, Commercial, Public Relations, Marketing, Administrative and Operational matters. An insight into your responsibilities:Coordination and management of all information required of Key Consultants which is integral to the successful delivery of the Company’s corporate objectives Assisting with executive documents, reports, research, presentations and communications for the MDDiary and meeting management including preparing agendas and minute / action itemsAttend to stakeholder enquiriesTravel and event coordinationMaintaining the contact databaseAdministration of expenses, stationery and resource managementCompany website, print and social media marketing including drafting communications for approval

Contract Administrator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Construction & Commissioning

undefined: 3 undefined

Exposure to projects over $10m in value (preferred).Experience in engaging with contractors.Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage discipline and performance issues in the workplace.Budgetary reporting and analysis skills.Solid written communication and reporting skills.High levels of initiative, energy and passion for the role.Ability to work independently and as part of a project wider team.

Dewatering Heavy Diesel Fitter - 2:2 Roster - Days Only

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Operations & Maintenance

undefined: 3 undefined

Reporting to the Water Management (Dewatering) Supervisor, you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient operation and maintenance of diesel generators and pumps. Your role will involve working closely with the Water Management team to uphold equipment reliability and support dewatering operations effectively. Collaborating within the department, you'll contribute to maintaining optimal water management strategies that are crucial to the site's operational success.Conduct regular preventative maintenance checks on diesel generators, diesel-driven transfer pond pumps, and in-pit trailer-mounted pumps to ensure optimal performance and prevent potential issuesExecute scheduled maintenance tasks for diesel generators, transfer pond pumps, and in-pit trailer-mounted pumps, following manufacturer guidelines and company protocolsProvide immediate and effective breakdown maintenance support to minimize downtime and ensure the quick restoration of generator and pump functionalityPerform the majority of maintenance tasks in the workshop or mechanical yard environmentAssist with and conduct inspections and repairs on multistage submersible pumps and standard single impeller pumpsEnsure all maintenance activities are carried out safely, adhering to safety standards and regulations

Project Manager

undefined: Sancrox

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 3 undefined

Demonstrate a strong ambition to propel the business forward, innovating processes along the way.Thoroughly comprehend project specifications prior to on-site commencement, ensuring end to end project excellence.Nurture client relationships, matching financial objectives with client requisites.Generate monthly project reports, detailing financials and program schedules for the Construction ManagerFlexibility to adapt in a dynamic work environment, proactively strategising and planning. Efficiently manage subcontractors, ensuring timely and budget-compliant completion of Scope of Works. Efficiently coordinate resources, material procurement, machinery, and temporary staff when necessary.

Certification Officer

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 2 undefined

Essential Responsibilities Actively ensure that all HSE procedures are followed at location.Adhere to the requirements of the Quality Management System.Comprehensive certification for Facility inclusive of Cranes/ Davits, Racking, Electrical, Rigging, Ladders and accessories. This list will be reviewed and updated periodically based on the Company requirement and regulatory specification. Ensure that for Equipment, Instrument, Hoses, Spools and Iron Certification in order to comply with the operational requirements of the Base, Client and regulatory specification.Manage the Hoses, spool and Iron inventory. Equipment certification and registration with Worksafe Australia. Ensures certifications are all consolidated prior to project mobilisation. Update and maintain certification in Company’s database. Ensure that maintenance record generated is updated in Company’s database Co-ordinate with vendors to get equipment, spools and hoses certified/ inspected and recertified. Activities as delegated by Supervisor.

Experienced Blast Crew Operator

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Trade

undefined: 2 undefined

Working as part of a drill and blast team, you will be required to:Prime and load blast holesMark up drill patternsSupport your team members to achieve the unit’s shared objectives.Monitor and set up blast zones QA/QC of blast holes - recording data to pass onto supervisorsWorking alongside drillers and shot firers to complete ad-hoc tasks such as refueling LVs and other machinery and general maintenance activities.Upholding safety regulations and protocol.

Experienced Blast Hole Drillers

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Trade

undefined: 2 undefined

Operate blast hole drilling machinery, including rotary drills and down-the-hole drills.Ensure safe drilling operations by following strict safety protocols.Survey and mark drilling locations based on project specifications.Drill holes to specified depths and diameters according to geological conditions.Collect rock samples for analysis and maintain accurate drilling records.Perform routine maintenance on drilling equipment and troubleshoot mechanical issues.Communicate effectively with team members and report drilling progress.Adhere to environmental regulations during drilling operations.Stay informed about new drilling technologies and participate in training programs.Contribute to the success of mining and construction projects by providing accurate and efficient drilling services.

Project Manager

undefined: Bella Vista

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 2 undefined

Plan, execute, monitor, and control projects from start to finish.Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, schedule, resource allocation, and risk management strategies.Collaborate closely with clients to understand project requirements, establish project goals, and maintain effective communication throughout the project lifecycle.Monitor project progress, track key performance indicators, and provide regular reports to stakeholders, addressing any deviations from the project plan.Conduct regular site visits to ensure compliance with safety regulations, quality standards, and project specifications.Manage project budgets, including cost estimation, forecasting, and financial tracking, ensuring optimal resource utilisation.Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to piling projects, incorporating relevant advancements into project strategies.

Hydrogeologist - 8/6 Roster - FIFO

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Exploration & Geosciences

undefined: 2 undefined

Reporting to the Water Services Superintendent,you will play a central role in developing, implementing, and reviewing dewatering plans aligned with operational mine plans. This position requires strong communication, time management, and technical skills to ensure timely completion of robust hydrogeological assessments, vital for effective business communication.Review quarterly mine plans to develop monthly operational dewatering and water supply plans, monitoring progress using reports, water level interpretation, and operational water balancesProvide technical hydrogeological guidance and support to operational departments regarding mine water management and compliance with Environmental and Water Licence obligationsDrive improvement projects and collaborate on their execution, focusing on operational benefits and stakeholder satisfactionContribute to mine planning efforts related to dewatering, water supply, and depressurisation initiativesAssist in compiling End of Month data and KPI reporting for ManagementManage water monitoring data collection, QA/QC processes, and database (Envirosys) managementFoster collaborative relationships with internal departments and external stakeholders to enhance knowledge, scope development, system evolution, and risk awareness in water management decision-making processes

What does an automation engineer do?

In this profession, automation engineers are responsible for understanding manual processes currently used in a business and assess the areas where automation can improve efficiency. Based on the analysis, automation engineers design and develop automated systems that can perform tasks such as data collection, monitoring, and decision-making, which would otherwise be performed manually.

 

Before deployment, automation engineers test and validate the automated systems to ensure that they are functioning correctly and meet the business requirements. Automation engineers work closely with software developers, quality assurance professionals, project managers, and other stakeholders to ensure that the automation system meets the business requirements and integrates well with other systems. After deployment, automation engineers monitor and maintain the automated systems to ensure that they continue to work as expected.

 

In addition, automation engineers need to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies to improve and optimize their automated systems continually. They must document their work and report on the status of the automated systems to stakeholders and management.

 

Overall, automation engineers play a critical role in modernizing and optimizing businesses by automating their processes, improving efficiency, and reducing manual labor. Automation engineers have been used in the manufacturing industry for decades, but it’s relatively new to the business, healthcare, and finance industries. Today, automation engineers can work in a variety of sectors, including pharmaceutical and medical devices, (bio)chemical, oil and gas, food processing, mining, waste and water treatment, software engineering and eCommerce warehousing, among others.

Common automation engineer responsibilities

An automation engineer is responsible for automating systems and processes, and more specific responsibilities may include:

 

  • Designing and developing automation solutions to streamline manual processes and improve efficiency;
  • Ensuring that the automation system works as expected by testing and troubleshooting any issues that may arise;
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, such as software developers, quality assurance teams, and project managers to ensure that the automation system meets business requirements;
  • Implementing and maintaining automation systems to run smoothly;
  • Conducting feasibility studies and developing recommendations based on their findings;
  • Performing system upgrades to keep up to date with technology advancements;
  • Documenting and reporting on automation work to stakeholders and management;
  • Training end-users on the new automated system to ensure proper use of the technology;
  • Improving processes and automate new areas to streamline operations;
  • Gathering customer or user requirements to develop suitable automation solutions.

Qualifications for automation engineers

Automation engineers should have at least a Bachelor's degree in Automation Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. In some cases, a Master's degree or higher may be required for more advanced positions. In addition to a degree, automation engineers may need to be licensed in order to practice. Licensing requirements vary by country.

 

Additional supporting skills and experience include:

 

  • 2-5+ years of automation engineering experience;
  • Excellent technical skills, including experience in software development, automation tools, and programming languages;
  • Strong problem-solving skills and able to troubleshoot and resolve issues quickly;
  • Ability to work well in teams and collaborate with cross-functional teams;
  • Excellent communication skills to convey complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders;
  • Being detail-oriented and able to identify potential issues and areas for improvement;
    Thinking creatively and developing innovative solutions to automate processes.

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