Automation and Instrumentation Engineer

Engineering and Manufacturing

Job Location

Cape Town

Job Type

Full Time


Bachelor's Degree

Total Positions


BEE Position


Job Description

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, our client is seeking an A&I Instrumentation Engineering who will be responsible for the Electrical design and development of machines. From proof of concept to prototype to production-ready versions. This includes the managing and Manage and commissioning of large process plant installations, stress testing, collecting and analysing data and writing reports. Essential that you have a Mechatronics Engineering Qualification and the intellectual capacity to solve complex issues into simple methods.

• 3 - 5 years’ experience 
• Electrical design and development of machines are essential
• PLC and HMI Programming specifically on DELTA and Allen Bradley equipment  
• Field Wiring experience
• Commissioning experience
• Electrical and electronic drawings 
• Advanced computer skills, in particular excel or MS Office 
• Willingness to work overtime/weekends
• Will be required to travel internationally 

Job Duties

Key Result Areas 
Software development for PLCs, HMIs, microcontrollers, microprocessors and cloud services used in machines, IoT platforms, and data analytics
Servo motor motion-controlled machine using Delta/Allen Bradley- PLCs, VSDs, servo drives
Using a variety of programmable internet gateways. This includes OEE, predictive maintenance, downtime tracking, production data, all measured process variables, VSD and servo drive operational data. 
Integrated security system using QR codes
Manage and commission large process plant installations
Provide support and assistance with breakdowns and upgrades
• Assist chemists and food scientists with product development by process optimisations

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