Job Opportunity: Control Systems Engineer

Norton Consultants Pty Ltd is currently seeking to employ a Control Systems
Engineer with LV Controls and DCS/PLC/SCADA design configuration experience
to join our growing team.
Based in our office in Melbourne, Australia, occasional travel to all
corners of Australasia and parts of the Pacific region may be required.
The successful candidate should meet the following requirements:
* Bachelor of Engineering degree (Electrical) and qualifications acceptable
for Graduate entry to the Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust).
Minimum 2 years experience in an industrial environment.
* Resident in, or hold permits to live and work in, Australia.
Be a self-motivated team player.
* Be experienced with trouble-shooting, configuring and programming of DCS,
PLC and SCADA hardware and software (CitectSCADA an advantage).
Above-average understanding of control system design strategies.
* Able to design and trouble-shoot industrial communication systems.
Have a good working knowledge of low-voltage electrical control and
distribution systems.
This position would ideally suit a Graduate Electrical Engineer with an
interest in Aviation and Aircraft Refuelling systems, currently working for
a major petrochemical or heavy industry company and wishing to expand
his/her horizons across a variety of clients and industries both large and
small. A salary package of up to A$75,000 will be negotiated with the
successful candidate.
If you, or anyone you know, may be interested in this position, could you
please send a brief resume and contact details to me at the address below.
Thanks and regards,
Cameron Dorrough
Norton Consultants Pty Ltd
Email: cdorrough(at)
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I stopped being a field engineer 2 years ago. I covered the western US to Panama. I made more than your stated maximum and quit cause it was not enough money to have real guns pointed at ya. I was strip searched in Mexico City, once. And had machine guns pointed at me in Oakland CA.
Good luck with your search. Your dealing with non Christian countries. The price for me to do that would be well into 6 figures.
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It's not a job. It's an adventure.
Mark Walsh
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I like the sentiment, but which job are you referring to? His or mine?? ;-) :-)
SQLit, two points: 1) Compared to the US, Australia/New Zealand are pretty good places to work. Unlike you guys, we have legislated standards over here (generally the IEC ones) that are common across the entire region and they get adhered to or the company directors get hauled into Court. We have OH&S legislation which is even more strict, and nothing like you mention could ever happen here without making front-page news for weeks.
True, Singapore/Malaysia/PNG/Solomons/Fiji/Tahiti are a little different, but with those places it is get in and get out as fast as you can - whilst still enjoying your tropical holiday. We haven't lost anyone yet. ;-)
2) I'm after a design engineer really - the field part is just a bit of it - and yes, it is an adventure - we do the work that is too difficult for the Big Boys, and, if you design something, I expect you to get it working.
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Cameron Dorrough
US and Mexico? Non-Christian?
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Jerry Avins
Were you "Rubber Gloved" Too?
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I have only heard of good things about Australia and New Zealand, beside ya'll speak English. I was referring to the non English speaking countries. I have worked with and supervised some Muslims, they can be challenging. My experience is they just do not seem to have the same concepts. Not that they are dumb or that they do not know the job.
Staying away from the big boys is a good concept. I worked for CH, doing automation work. I usually only got the projects that were in the toilet so far you need a torch to read the proposal. Humor has it that Eaton is bringing the group back. Cute considering they shut it down about a year ago.
Seriously, You actually got/get to visit places during the travels? I took a day off to do some site seeing in Vera Cruz, Mexico. I was almost drawn and quartered for it. Management made me pay for the room and meals. At least on their spread sheet I paid for it. Your company sounds like the exception to the rule here in the states. The MBA's that are in control expect field engineers to be 90-95% productive. That is close to impossible. Especially when your already in the hole after for your vacation and holidays are accounted for.
I sincerely hope that you find some one who will fill your need.
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Hello SQLit,
Hmm, so did I. Plus Buddhists, Sikhs and lots of others. It was never a problem. The only challenges were sometimes a slight language barrier but even that was always overcome somehow.
Ok, there was one problem. At lunchtime or potluck events everyone wanted to show off their ethnic cooking so many of us gained quite a few pounds ;-)
Regards, Joerg
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