Automation Technician

South Africa

Company Description

STARK Resources is a specialised, privately held engineering group that focuses on fast-tracked design and construction of minerals processing plants.

Job Purpose

This is a full-time role for an Automation Technician at STARK Resources located in Centurion. You will be responsible for assembling, evaluating, and testing the functionality of electrical switchboards and MCC’s for mineral processing operations - a crucial role in our plant-building team. The role involves working on various aspects of automation systems, including PLCs, HMIs, SCADA, VSDs, and other field instruments.

Position Requirements

  • At least 3 years experience working with automation technologies in the mining industry
  • Completion of an electrical or instrumentation apprenticeship
  • An electrical degree or diploma will be an advantage
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical diagrams and technical specifications
  • Hands-on experience in assembling, testing, and commissioning electrical systems.
  • Proficiency in programming PLCs, HMIs, and SCADA systems (e.g., Siemens)
  • Knowledge of field instrumentation installation, calibration, and integration with control systems
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills for automation-related issues

Why join our team at STARK Resources?

  • Re-imagining traditional approaches to mining
  • Learning and teaching opportunities
  • Supportive colleagues
  • International, cross-cultural team dynamics
  • Collaboration between the different engineering disciplines
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Make a lasting change for the environment
  • Travel opportunities (position dependent)

Our Offer

We offer challenging tasks in an international environment Career development potential in a steadily growing company.

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