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Control Systems Engineer

Date: 08-Jun-2021

Location: Echuca, VIC, AU, 3564

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australias most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.

The role

  • Are you ready to join a pandemic-secured industry - Food Manufacturing?
  • This is a lead role to Maintain, Diagnose, Integrate and Improve Control Systems
  • This is your tree-change opportunity - based in Echuca, regional Victoria


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Control Systems Engineer to join our team, based at our food manufacturing plant in Echuca, regional Victoria. 

What you will do

Reporting to the Engineering Manager and operating as part of the engineering team, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the site’s Control Systems, which include Omron/Allen Bradley PLC’s and CITECT SCADA Systems.  You will contribute to the site’s Continuous Improvement Programme as a technical expert as the site requires the ability to diagnose control issues quickly, integrate and improve control systems and educate both operational and trades teams on how to interact with this technology. 

What you will bring

  • You are a proficient Control Systems Engineer with excellent troubleshooting skills,
  • Your experience includes plant process control, high speed packaging machinery and robotics, 
  • Your industry experienced can be diverse – Food, Manufacturing or Oil & Gas – an environment or industry operating advanced automation systems,
  • You hold a relevant tertiary qualifications (Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics and/or Robotics), and
  • You can demonstrate solid experience with Advanced PLC programming, SCADA and Historian skills, preferably with CITECT, RS Logix and Citect Historian and Ampla Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software.

Benefits & Culture

  • Work for a successful Australian food manufacturer
  • Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees  
  • Income Protection Insurance (permanent salaried employees)
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Careers
  • Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees  
  • A supportive relocation package can be provided for intra/interstate candidates.


This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to further their Engineering career in Food/FMCG within a dynamic and supportive team.


If this sounds like you, please Apply online today.


Applications close Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Job Requisition ID: 5018 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Echuca 

Country: Australia 


Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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