Electrical/Automation Engineer

  • Full-time
  • Job Posting Date: 21-Feb-2023
  • Department: Manufacturing Excellence

Company Description

For over 100 years, BlueScope continues to build on our reputation of quality brands and products, leading technology and a customer-first spirit. Through our global brands, we are one of the largest manufacturers of building solutions in the world. Our diverse, bright and inspired workforce is committed to bettering the communities we serve through breakthrough thinking and innovations. Your goals, ideas and perspective can help shape our future – we look forward to hearing them!   

Job Description

As a member of the BCP Maintenance and Engineering team, the Automation Engineer directs the design and installation of new or replacement robotic and automation equipment, develops standards for reliability and guidelines for engineering and maintenance activities on said equipment, ensures engineering drawings and technical information are kept up to date for equipment identified. The incumbent is also responsible for the daily maintenance activities on equipment and systems within the automation engineer’s responsibility. The automation engineer may also be tasked with supporting other maintenance activities during breakdowns, line shuts, annual shuts or when the need arises.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as project leader on new equipment procurement, installation, commissioning, and training.
  • Lead or assist in feasibility studies for new robotic or automation equipment.
  • Direct the maintenance, reliability, and performance activities to ensure equipment and system’s meet their required targets.
  • Train operations and maintenance users in new systems operations and maintenance activities.
  • Research and investigate new technologies to decrease BCP's costs, increase effectiveness, and maintain business viability.
  • Assist other maintenance activities across BCP as required.
  • Ensure all systems have secure protection protocols consistent with BlueScope standards.



  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer
  • 3 years’ automation/robotics/mechatronics project work.
  • A record of automation project implementation from feasibility to handover.


  • 5 years’ automation/robotics/mechatronics project work.
  • 5 years of proven automation/robotics/mechatronics project work
  • Heavy Manufacturing experience in the implementation of automation projects with successful cost and performance outcomes.
  • P.E. Certification

Skills & Competencies

Technical Ability:

  • Ability to effectively manage projects from conception to completion. Include budgeting, design, manpower allocation, timeline development, documentation and technical instruction.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems through application of principals of mechanics, electricity, and fluid dynamics to machines and equipment.
  • Ability to understand the operation of moderately complex tools, machines and systems
  • Ability to operate and understand a variety of computer applications and systems such as AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and SAP.

Other requirements:

  • Exhibit behaviors and actions that contribute to effective work performance in a team environment.
  • Have a safe work history and ethic, and perform safety, health and environmental inspections.
  • Ability to work extended hours.
  • Ability to travel at limited notice, and for extended periods with notice.
  • Understands time management to follow production plans and schedules.


Additional Information

The preceding job responsibilities and tasks were designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates in this job.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job duties and responsibilities required of associates assigned to this job.  Associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.  Additional job competencies, individual goals, and performance measurements are set at the department level.


EEO Employer/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veteran

BlueScope is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status, as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 


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