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Automation Sales Engineer

Experience

3+ years

Summary

The ideal candidate will be responsible for identifying new sales opportunities, developing proposals, generating leads, compiling quotations and winning orders to achieve sales goals.

Responsibilities

  • The candidate will be required to implement strategies and systems to increase sales and advance Scibotron’s market position.   Must be able and willing to work independently and collaboratively with engineers and management. This person must accelerate the sales process to achieve maximum profitability and growth in line with Scibotron’s objectives.
  • The candidate shall find and win opportunities which will involve extensive customer visits, presentations, preparation and proposals.
  • This role would ideally suit someone who has sound working knowledge and experience in industrial automation systems, such as PLCs, SCADA and IT systems.
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes and industiral automation is essential in order to fully understand and identify and anticipate customers’ needs and requirements.
  • A good understanding and proven experience in the application of sensors, sensing technology and industrial automation software is required. While direct IT and programming experience is not essential, a working knowledge is required, especially of PLCs and industrial networking (e.g. Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Profibus etc.).
  • The candidate is required to monitor tender boards, prepare for go/no-go bid meetings, prepare all tender documentation and win tenders.
  • The candidate is required to actively market Scibotron’s products and services in anticipation of customer’s needs and requirements.
  • The candidate must implement systems to align with Scibotron’s management directives of Industry 4.0 compliance.

Soft Skills

  • Strong morals and work ethic which is transparent and respects people
  • Must be self-driven and teachable.
  • Ability to work with plant engineers, external vendors, operators and management.
  • Must be extremely professional, diplomatic and able to handle pressure well.
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of technical staff, managers and executives in customer environments.
  • Experience with software-based solution deployments, configuration, and integration.
  • Persuasive manner and ability to effectively influence customer’s decision-making process.
  • Analytical and ability to implement a structured methodical approach.
  • Assertive and takes initiative.
  • High sense of responsibility and accountability.
  • Adaptable to change and willingness to learn.
  • Excellent presentation skills in person and using virtual demonstration products.
  • Customer-focused and results-driven.
  • Budget conscious.
  • Critical thinker and problem-solver.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.
  • Continuously seeking to develop personal skills.  Self driven and ambitious.
  • Be willing to travel and work away from home.
  • Be willing to work long hours when required.
  • Must be very detail oriented.
  • Must be adaptable and able to quickly align with management objectives and changing markets.

Qualifications

  • A B.Ing, B.Sc or B.Tech in Electrical, Electronic or Software Engineering or equivalent combination of education and technical experience.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience with Windows and Linux (or willingness to learn) is mandatory.
  • Proficiency in Office packages is mandatory.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.
  • Excellent business acumen and negotiation skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of industrial network technology.

Special Requirements

The candidate must be willing to enter in extensive Non-Disclosure, Restraint of Trade and Conflict of Interest agreements with Scibotron.

Salary

Market related.

Junior Automation Engineer

Experience

None required

Summary

The ideal candidate must be willing to be trained to gain skills and knowledge of process manufacturing, field instrumentation, control system installation. The candidate shall also gain implementation expertise in all of the following project phases: requirements documentation, detailed design generation, implementation, system integration, testing and commissioning. The candidate must be willing to grow in skill and ability to become a lead engineer who plans and coordinates technical designs and engineering implementation of projects.

Responsibilities

Will be developed into an automation engineer whose responsibilities includes the following: Design, configuration, integratiion and implementation of process control solutions for various industries.

  • Developing P&IDs and loop descriptions for various plants, processes, and/or equipment.
  • Developing User Requirement Specifications.
  • Developing software and hardware design specifications.
  • Designing, writing, implementing, testing and documenting of PLC and HMI software.
  • Designing system architectures.
  • Developing control system validation/testing protocols
  • Specifying and purchasing process instrumentation.
  • Specifying and purchasing PLCs, drives, and other electrical components and equipment.
  • Developing electrical panel schematics.
  • Developing scope of supply documents.
  • Assisting with estimates of man-hours required to complete projects.
  • Managing automation projects as assigned.
  • Monitoring progress of projects.
  • Installing, testing, and commissioning control systems on-site.
  • Training operators and engineers on control systems.

Soft Skills

  • Strong morals and work ethic which is transparent and respects people
  • Must be self-driven and teachable.
  • Ability to work with plant engineers, external vendors, operators and management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.
  • Continuously seeking to develop personal skills.  Self driven and ambitious.
  • Be willing to travel and work away from home.
  • Be willing to work long hours when required by the project.

Qualifications

  • A B.Ing, B.Sc or B.Tech in Electrical, Electronic or Software Engineering or equivalent combination of education and technical experience.

Skills and Knowledge

  • The preferred candidate shall be a systems thinker who is able to apply himself / herself in application of knowledge from first principles. The candidate should also exhibit potential to challenge conventional methodologies and determine the best technical implementation method.
  • Programming experience or training in a variety of languages is mandatory.
  • Experience with Windows and Linux (or willingness to learn) is mandatory.
  • Experience with database design and implementation is advantageous.
  • Proficiency in Office packages is mandatory.

Automation Engineer

Experience

5+ years

Summary

An exciting opportunity exists for a project engineer in the process control and automation field. The ideal candidate must have knowledge of process manufacturing, field instrumentation and control system installation.  The candidate must also exhibit implementation expertise in all of the following project phases: requirements documentation, detailed design generation, implementation, system integration, testing and on-site commissioning. The candidate must be able to plan and coordinate technical design and engineering implementation of projects.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities are those typical of a Project Engineer and include:

  • Design, configuration, integration and implementation of process control solutions for various industries.
  • Developing P&IDs and loop descriptions for various plants, processes, and/or equipment.
  • Developing User Requirement Specifications.
  • Developing software and hardware design specifications.
  • Designing, writing, implementing, testing and documenting of PLC and HMI software.
  • Designing system architectures.
  • Developing control system validation/testing protocols
  • Specifying and purchasing process instrumentation.
  • Specifying and purchasing PLCs, drives, and other electrical components and equipment.
  • Developing electrical panel schematics.
  • Developing scope of supply documents.
  • Assisting with estimates of man-hours required to complete projects.
  • Managing automation projects as assigned.
  • Monitoring progress of projects.
  • Installing, testing, and commissioning control systems on-site.
  • Training operators and engineers on control systems.

Soft Skills

  • Strong morals and work ethic which is transparent and respects people
  • Must be self-driven and teachable.
  • Ability to work with plant engineers, external vendors, operators and management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.
  • Continuously seeking to develop personal skills.  Self driven and ambitious.
  • Be willing to travel and work away from home.
  • Be willing to work long hours when required by the project.

Qualifications

  • A B.Ing, B.Sc or B.Tech in Electrical, Electronic or Software Engineering or equivalent combination of education and technical experience.
  • Eng, Pr.Tech (or working towards one) would be advantageous.

Skills and Knowledge

  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in either a consulting engineering firm or in a project engineering environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of process instrumentation and control systems.
  • Experience working with a variety of control systems including DDC, DCS and PLCs.
  • Experience designing and programming control systems with emphasis on PLCs, SCADA or HMI systems.
  • Experience with a combination of Siemens (PCS7, Step7, WinCC), Allen Bradley (Controllogix, RSView), Schneider (Citect, Wonderware, Modicon) or DCS system is mandatory.
  • Experience in commissioning and startup of control systems is required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot control systems from the field element up through operator interfaces and databases.
  • Experience with control system networking technologies and PC networking technology.
  • Experience working with SQL Server, Oracle, or other relational databases.
  • Experience with Visual Basic and C scripting.
  • Familiarity with a 3rd generation programming IDE would be advantageous.
  • Programming experience or training in a variety of languages is mandatory.
  • Experience with Windows and Linux is mandatory.
  • Experience with databases is advantageous.
  • Proficiency in Office packages is mandatory.
  • Experience in mining, energy or food-and-beverage industry is required.
  • The preferred candidate will be a systems thinker who is able to apply himself / herself in application of knowledge from first principles. The candidate should also exhibit potential to challenge conventional methodologies and determine the best technical implementation method.

Mobile Application Developer

Experience

2+ years

Summary

A dynamic and interesting opportunity exists for a mobile app developer with experience in designing, developing and testing mobile applications across multiple platforms. The candidate needs to have experience with Qt, SQL, Ruby on Rails, HTML5 and CSS in a mobile application development environment. Experience in other languages such Java Script, PHP, SWIFT and Objective C will be advantageous.  Implementation of JSON, RESTful, SOA and AJAX will be beneficial. Graphics design skills will be required as well. We look forward to adding a highly creative and skilled individual to our team.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • User-Interface Design, Layout and Operation
  • Developing Prototype Applications
  • Mobile Application Design and Development (tablet and phones)
  • Backend Server Design and Development
  • Developing Applications across mobile platforms
  • Testing Applications
  • Graphics Design

Minimum Qualifications

  • Sc (Information Technology) or
  • Sc (Computer Engineering)

Mandatory Skills and Knowledge

  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in either mobile application development.
  • Experience with Linux (Ubuntu / CentOS) and Windows
  • Qt Designer 5
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL or MariaDB Design and Adminsitration
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Proficient with Git
  • Familiar with CIT
  • Graphics design in Photoshop or similar
  • Familiar with Virtualization and Cloud services
  • Familiar with secure e-Commerce application development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Must be able to work in a team
  • Must be hard working and meticulous
  • Detail oriented and able to think outside the box
  • Willing to work overtime to achieve project deadlines
  • Must be goal driven, adaptable and ambitious

Note: Scibotron reserves the right to not fill these positions.

Quality Software and ISO9001 Assurer

Experience

3-5 years in automation/software, ISO9001 implementation

Summary

A quality assurance position is open at Scibotron for an individual with experience as a software tester as well as implementing and maintaining ISO9001 standards within all spheres of the company. It is important that this individual has a very high attention to detail and is very passionate about making sure that processes and procedures are followed. We look forward to adding a highly competent and skilled individual to our team.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Test software against specification documents (P&ID’s/FDS/SDS)
  • Sign-off software for IFAT
  • Regression testing of software
  • Ensure adherence to the organizations ISO9001 policy throughout the entire organization
  • Review, update and maintain policies and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Sc. in Engineering/Sciences/IT/ and Business/Administration

Mandatory Skills and Knowledge

  • Work Well in a team
  • Hight attention to detail
  • Passionate about documentation
  • Process thinker
  • Honest
  • Hardworking
  • Committed
  • Self-maintained
  • Driven
  • Takes responsibility
  • High levels of Computer literacy
  • Programming proficiency in at least one computer language
  • Word/Excel/ MS project proficiency
  • Professional
  • Has a drivers license

Note: Scibotron reserves the right to not fill these positions.