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Controls Engineer

Private Company - Arundel, QLD

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About the business

Mexx Engineering takes pride in solving complex automation issues by utilising intricate systems that are efficient and user-friendly.

We have a multi-disciplinary approach in developing solutions for clients in various industries such as manufacturing, wood, plastic, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, construction and more. 

About the role

As a result of recent significant growth in the Engineering Department, a vacancy for a Controls Engineer is being offered.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Design and development of automation controls and electrical systems
  • Machine assembly, testing, commissioning and installation
  • Power distribution, PLC, Industrial PC, safety system, industrial networks
  • Multiple systems integration including robots, third party and customer equipment
  • Generate all controls and electrical schematics 
  • Post project customer support

Benefits and perks

Mexx Engineering actively invests on employees who are keen to:

  • Practice team-oriented mentality. We all work towards a common goal. We commit on the desired project outcome and take ownership on allocated tasks.
  • Practice exceptional work ethics.

A system is in place to encourage exceptional performance within the team. The quarterly KPI appraisal aims to identify, monitor and manage each employee's strength and weaknesses for the purpose of professional development, operational efficiency, and profitability.

Skills and experience



Tertiary qualifications in electrical engineering or mechatronics engineering (or equivalent).


Minimum of 1-year experience in machine design or relevant engineering role. Experience in automation or manufacturing industry preferred but not essential.

 Essential Skills and Attributes:

  • Demonstrated skills in controls engineering design, precision engineering, special purpose machine and mechanism design and assembly
  • Knowledge of PLC's, sensors, pneumatics, servo motors, conveyors and robotic-based automation systems
  • Ability to work to deadlines and budgets
  • Experience in development of machine manuals and documentation
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in machine assembly, testing and commissioning
  • Ability to assist with prototyping, testing and design validation
  • Ability to provide exceptional post-project customer support
  • Ability to work independently 

 Desirable Skills and Attributes:

(Knowledge and experience in the following areas are desirable but not essential.)

  • Electrical design software
  • ABB Robot programming
  • PLC programming
  • Solid Edge or Solid Works or similar
  • Pneumatics 

 Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to accurately and effectively convey information to clients at all levels
  • Self-motivated with a proactive and innovative approach to problem-solving
  • Strong work ethic with prioritisation, time-management and deadline achievement skills