Automation Specialist : OT & IT – Kariega / Uitenhage ( Eastern Cape)

The Specialist is responsible to ensure that all Automation and IT infrastructure is kept current with the latest and future proof technologies on the market.

The Specialist must design, manage and oversee the implementation of preventative and predictive maintenance systems related to both automation and IT infrastructure, including the management of periodic patch and security software updates. This function is critical within the department to ensure maximum machine availability and compliance according to the Company’s industry standards.


  • National Diploma / Degree Mechatronics / Electrical / Electronic Engineering.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in an automation environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in control system technologies / maintaining of shop floor IT
  • Must be able to implement & maintain management systems to ensure optimized utilization of automation equipment, archiving / backing up programs & applications.
  • A vast level of experience on various types of industrial manufacturing equipment and operating software.
  • Expert knowledge and experience of Programmable Logic Controllers and associated software languages / standards.
  • Must be able to configure and fault find Ethernet / Profinet networks & devices (Siemens & Hirschmann).
  • Ability to configure and fault find variable speed drive technologies (Siemens, SEW, Danfoss & Lenze).
  • Be fully competent to initiate, implement / co-ordinate any OT & IT related projects from initiation phase to closure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across various departments and reporting levels.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills coupled with strong analytical & administration experience.
  • Perform standby duties after hours.

Candidates not contacted within 7 days of CV submission, can consider their application as unsuccessful.