Systems Engineer

North Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Jun 14, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time
About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Process Control and Automation (PCA), the purpose of the role is to provide specialised engineering and technical support for the management and improvement of IMC process control system infrastructure and applications through planning and strategic execution of PCA strategy to ensure IMC assets are safe, reliable and optimised as per the S32 Asset Management Standards.

Other accountabilities include:

  • Conducting the performance monitoring of the IMC process control infrastructure and applications including any improvements made; generating corrective actions and executing these actions once approved
  • Supporting the Superintendent PCA in routine collaboration meetings with site and Technology teams
  • Providing input to the Superintendent PCA for the preparation and design of IMC-wide PCA processes and procedures; including panel setup and longwall move automation processes and procedures
  • Contributing technical input to the Superintendent PCA compiling and finalising the PCA Digital Road Map
  • Contributing material for and executing assigned actions from the Monthly Collaboration and Projects Meeting between PCA and IMC Technology
  • Executing approved changes against the weekly maintenance plan and supporting the mine sites in compliance with the agreed SLAs
  • Working with infrastructure and application vendors and contract partners within support contracts to ensure stable production operating platforms
  • Filing error reports, submitting tickets, and executing corrective actions issued by IMC Technology as part of resolved tickets
  • Working with Coordinator(s) and Superintendent(s) to integrate planned changes in to the 13-week Schedule and subsequent plans leading up to execution

This position will be based at our Wollongong office, located at the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus, with as needed travel to our Appin and Dendrobium operations which are in the southern coalfields of New South Wales.

About you

  • Bachelor of Engineering - Computer, Communications, Elecrical or equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge in industrial process control and automation including PLC, SCADA, Networks, Historians and MES systems
  • Higher level systems and languages including databases (SQL), Visual Studio (.Net/C#), Management Studio (T-SQL), Microsoft SSRS, JavaScript, JSON are preferred
  • Exposure to ITIL processes and framework an advantage
  • Budget management and forecasting experience, with exposure to contractor management
  • 1SAP work management
  • Understanding of project controls, including estimation, planning/scheduling, cost control, change management, risk management and lessons learnt implementation

Our benefits

  • Competitive salaries and bonus structure
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan

Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We're focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Applications for this position will close on Tuesday 28th June 2022.