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Job title: Electronics / Control / Automation Technician
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 1 to 10 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 15 April 2021
Job reference no: 2692974209

Job Description


  • National Diploma (Mechatronics / Electrical Engineering) 
  • Minimum 1 year similar experience in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to:
    • Write a basic PLC program in Ladder Logic
    • Understand the using timer and counter in PLC code
    • Understand the memory words, bits and I/O's
    • Configure PLC rack with processor and I/O cards
    • Manipulate a robot on the different axis
    • Add weld positions to current program and call tip dress routine
    • Increment registers on when doing spot-welds
    • Setup and configure one of the following AC drives: Uni Drive, Telemecanique and Allen Bradley variable speed drives
    • Change parameters on variable speed drives
    • Configure HMI to communicate to PLC via Serial or Ethernet
    • Understand Profibus and Ethernet/IP networks
    • Connect from a PLC to a device via ethernet
  • Must be available for after-hours and weekend work



  • Knowledge of programming logic controllers, robotics/control and automation equipment
  • Sound mechanical experience would be advantageous
  • Competent and be able to manipulate and program Fanuc Robots
  • Understand networks
  • Successfully completed a recognised mechanical or electrical learner ship or diploma within a maintenance environment, two years served in the automotive industry
  • Experience within a highly automated environment, including PLC’s, Robotics, SCADA, HMI’s Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Mechanics, Jigs, Fixtures, CO 2 Welding, Resistance Spot welding and Hoists
  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity, and trust. Exhibits ethical behaviours as outlined in IMSAf ethics policy



  • Analyse programmable logic controller programs for the purpose of modification, designing, fault finding and error proofing on machines and equipment
  • Correct various program logic, electronic and electrical type of faults on machines in order to support safety, quality and production
  • Plan and develop PLC installations for replacement or modifying of current equipment in the Plant
  • Program drives, to optimise reliability and efficiency
  • Backup programs on all Robots and PLC applications in plant and load onto Plant server system
  • Update all the relevant documentation for any software and hardware changes made on plant equipment
  • Check and compile information on systems, validate safety requirements drawings and computer programs
  • Do program changes on PLC’s and program robots as requested from ME, process and production
  • Assess breakdown root cause and develop countermeasures to prevent reoccurrence
  • Assist and support artisans in fault finding and breakdowns
  • Establish and maintain electronic maintenance schedules for equipment within the area of responsibility
  • Establish and maintain a stock of electronic spare parts required to ensure continuous availability of machinery
  • Assist and support Contractors with new installations and do validation and as building after completion of projects
  • Develop efficiency improvement initiatives by effective utilization of utilities, materials and resources
  • Read and understand technical manuals for equipment operations and maintenances
  • Understanding of BMS procedures, policies and Isuzu Manufacturing Systems (IMS)
  • Project manage contractor software development and equipment installation
  • Understand resistance welding process and set up