Posted time 6th June 2024 Location Tshwane (Pretoria) Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 5 years exp in PLC in an automotive plant environment
  • Salary: R 80 000pm negotiable

An automotive manufacturing company in Pretoria is looking for an Engineering Controls Engineer who specializes on robotic controls & PLC required to develop, implement, monitor and maintain efficient automation controls processes. To specialize in the continuous improvement, troubleshooting and programming of PLC’s/ Robots/Cobot as well as other automation equipment.


Duties & Responsibilities

 Well versed in ISO 9000 / ISO 14000 / TS 16949.

 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 backups and version control.

 Robot programming, fault finding design changes.

 Continuous robotic improvement of weld quality, sealer quality and location accuracy.

 Reporting / presenting and escalate to management as needed.

 Responsible for preventive maintenance updates on the robots and related equipment.

 Optimization of preventive maintenance jobs based on break down analysis and findings.

 To lead, set up and participate in cross-functional team meetings.

 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.

 Must be prepared to work shifts, and overtime as required.

 Train and develop training documentation for maintenance personnel.

 Improve TCF equipment uptime using data analysis and preventative maintenance planning

 Undertake root cause analysis and to implement Permanent Corrective Actions (PCA’s).

 Management of TCF constraints with the use of FIS, Scada reporting and monitoring technology.

 Develop and implement activities to improve MTTR and MTBF.

 Take responsibility for investigating and introducing new engineering technologies and strategies.

 Ensure compliance and adherence for Health Charts.

 Lead a team of Technicians.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • National Diploma or Bachelors degree in Mechanical/Mechatronics/Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years within the Automotive Industry and Maintenance background.
  • 2-3 Years in a Leadership role.
  • Behavioral and leadership skills.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data analysis.
  • Self-Motivated, results-driven, competent, individual.
  • Read mechanical and electronic schematics to ensure adherence to specifications and standards. Excellent troubleshooting / problem-solving abilities.
  • 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.
  • 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 an advantage


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