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Assistant Control Engineer (Manufacturing) |
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Location: Springs | Salary / Range: R22 646.00 per month | Posted On: May 16, 2017
Key Skills :
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Qualification :
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Job Function : Permanent
Vacancy :
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Position: Permanent
Job Description:

Our client in the Glass Manufacturing industry is seeking an ASSISTANT CONTROL ENGINEER to join their team. A challenging position exists in the Engineering Department, for a graduate electrical / electronic engineer reporting to the Senior Control Engineer. we are inviting applicants from suitably qualified persons to apply. 


Should   you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to - Copy of ID, qualifications and latest payslip


The float glass manufacturing process makes extensive use of PLC and SCADA control systems to do the following types of control:

  • Very accurate mixing of dry raw materials (such as  sand and dolomite) for the glass process
  • Continuous control for the glass melting and annealing process. This includes extensive use of PID control loops with scope for advanced control, such as model-based multivariable control.
  • High-speed discrete control for the glass cutting and packaging process. This Include:
    • Motion control, using servo drives
    • Control of conveyors using variable frequency drives.
    • Very accurate tracking of glass for the cutting and stacking process.
    • Use of robots for glass stacking.
  • Extensive use of variable frequency drives in all areas.
  • Extensive use of Ethernet Networking, for all levels of communication.
  • Control of the operation of large diesel generators to automatically start and switch in the event of power failure. PFG have in excess of 10MVA installed emergency generating capacity.
  • SCADA systems for supervisory control
  • An interface between the control system environment and the following:
    • a data historian
    • an MIS system
    • SAP


  1. The ideal candidate must have BSc Engineering or B Engineering (Electrical/Electronic)
  2. 1-3 years' experience in a Manufacturing environment.


The position would suit an engineer who has the following skills:


  1. A specific interest in industrial software and control using PLCs, variable speeddrivesservo system, SCADA systems and integration of specialised external systems.
  2. Experience with developing PLC software in one or more of the following areas.  (Experience with the Rockwell Logix range of PLC is preferred but not essential):
    • a)    PLC control of a large-scale continuous process using PID control
    • b)    Control of a high-speed discrete system, such as a packing line
    • c)    Integration of PLC/SCADA systems with an MIS system
    • d)    Exposure to third-party measurement systems
  3. Experience with at least two of the following will be highly advantageous:
    • a)    PLC control of variable speed drives.
    • b)    Rockwell motion control systems using Control LogixPLCs.
    • c)    Rockwell Factory Talk View SCADA system, especially in a large-scale multi-server environment.
    • d)    Exposure to and a working knowledge of industrial instrumentation, as used in a continuous process.
  4. A very good knowledge of Ethernet networks, as applied in an industrial environment (including where used for high-speed motion control).
  5. An ability to lead people and work as part of a team.
  6. Should be registered with ECSA as a candidate engineer with the intention of obtaining professional engineer’s registration within a maximum of two years.
  7. An interest in low voltage and medium voltage reticulation. This will not be the candidates main focus, but an understanding of the site low voltage and medium voltage reticulation system will be required as part of his/her training.
  8. A requirement is that the engineer be prepared to work “hands on” when necessary.  This is required when assisting the maintenance team with complex fault-finding and when commissioning new equipment.
  9. Should demonstrate good leadership skills, with a view to taking on a management role in the future, should an opportunity become available.
  10. Good Written and Verbal communication skills.
  11. Good interpersonal skills.

Location of position: Springs;

R22,646 basic plus benefits;

This is an EE/AA Position


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