Control and Automation Engineering Manager

Control and Automation Engineering Manager

About the Role
  • Global Mining Technology leader
  • Excellent Remuneration Package including bonus and vehicle
  • Systems Innovation and Implementation on a Global scale

Manage projects within this technology leader whilst contributing towards the innovation and implementation of Controls and Automation systems on a global scale.  The Longwall Control and Automation Engineering Manager will have direct responsibility for the development and deployment of innovative control and automation systems which provide clear product differentiation with competitors.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conduct investigations, conduct engineering analysis and run tests as required using innovative approaches when standard ones are non-productive or inadequate.
  • Identify and develop innovation opportunities and new mining technologies which strengthen my client’s position as the highest productivity and lowest cost per tonne supplier of longwall mining systems.
  • Ensure flawless start-up of all Automation in Australia, on time and to specification.
  • Ensure plans are developed and implemented to support the business growth and the customer requirements.
  • Develop and manage the department’s annual engineering plan in support of the business strategy and manage the department in line with the budget.
  • ·Develop and implement strategies to improve Longwall product system performance. In addition, the mining process and maintenance support requirements need optimisation in order to support this goal.
  • Develop, organize, evaluate, and motivate, in consultation with the Director of Longwall, a competent and effective regional department in terms of numbers, qualifications and experience to support the company’s short and long-term objectives.
  • Develop effective working relationships and alliances with technology innovators both internal and external to the mining industry to support new product development needs.
  • In cooperation with the sales and service organization, ensure the customer requirements are well supported in terms of clarity of expectations and delivery requirements.
  • Work with global team to ensure effective communication on all product issues and schedule resources to provide prompt response and resolution of equipment problems in the field.

Your Knowledge, skills and abilities will include:

  • A 4-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Technology is preferred
  • RPEQ is desired
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience managing people and/or major projects in industry is required.
  • Five years of experience in machine design is preferred
  • Professional registration and/or membership in technical societies is desired.
  • Project management experience is desired
  • A working knowledge in the application of electrical systems, electronics, software and recent technologies
  • Understanding of the longwall mining process and challenges
  • Understanding of control systems
Who Can Apply
  • TSS/482 visa applicants
  • Australian and New Zealand permanent residents
  • Australian and New Zealand citizens

TSS/482 Visa Sponsorship Available

This client is willing to offer sponsorship through the 482/TSS visa for experienced applicants. You must meet the visa requirements set out by the Department of Home Affairs Immigration.

To be considered for TSS/482 sponsorship, in addition to the job requirements you will need to:

  • Hold a Recognised International Trade Qualification in Mechanics (i.e Red Seal, City and Guilds, FETAC etc)
  • Hold an approved English Test Certificate (i.e IELTS 5.0 Minimum in all 4 sections), or be a citizen of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, or New Zealand
  • Be in a financial position to support your application and associated costs
  • Be able to move to Australia as soon as your Visa is granted (preferred)

Only applicants that are able to prove you have gathered all of the required documents, will be considered. You must be financially able to pay for your visa lodgement, as soon as the employment contract has been signed.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email a copy of your CV to we will then send it on to our recruitment partner who is managing this job vacancy.

In your email, please include If you require TSS/482 visa sponsorship or if you already have an approved Australian visa with work rights.

If you require TSS/5482 visa sponsorship, please include the answers to the following questions. 

Have you:

  1. gathered all of the documents needed for the visa application?
  2. had all of your documents checked and organised?
  3. got the required funds to apply for your visa once offered the job?

Please note: This job vacancy has been advertised by Visa Jobs on behalf of the employer or one of Visa Jobs recruitment partners. We are unable to answer any specific questions you might have. 

Due to COVID and the Australian borders remaining closed, it is up to the employer or recruiter to decide if they will consider offshore applications at the moment. Good Luck!




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