12 Jun 2019

Engineer – Software Advance Control at First Quantum Minerals

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Specific Job Responsibility

  • Coordinate & manage all advance control systems used; to automate the collection, transformation and delivery of Sentinels operating system data
  • Coordinate and manage the OSIsoft management system installed on site; to ensure operability and utilization of this system
  • Assist in coordinating & executing the design, development and installation of DCS, PLC and HMI systems using all Software packages (i.e. SIEMENS)
  • Assist in coordinating and executing the installation of new and retrofit control systems using SIEMENS PLC Controllers and I / O system
  • Assist in coordinating and executing studies and research to determine software (and related hardware) requirements for current systems as well as new projects
  • Assist in coordinating and executing the development of DCS-based programs used to automate the collection, transformation and delivery of Sentinels operating system data
  • Assist in coordinating and executing the performance testing of operating systems, electrical or electronic communication system and inspection of equipment to detect potential defects & the reviews and comments on Engineering designs, scope of works and documentation thereof
  • Assist in coordinating and executing DCS controls solutions in the processing environment, during presentations and continuous improvement discussions and the liaising (with all different software systems, installed on site) support groups associated with hardware and software installed.
  • Assist in coordinating and executing test environments and perform customer factory acceptance tests
  • Coordinate, execute, liaise and provide formal / informal user training that may be conducted

Job Specific Competencies

  • Exceptional knowledge of advance control systems; i.e. camera velocity flotation control and METCAM ball monitoring systems
  • Working knowledge of Software management systems (i.e. OSIsoft PI system) and understanding of network communication, including TCP/IP, Profibus DP, Profibus PA and Modbus systems; including installation and testing
  • Understanding of control systems, including the function, purpose and advantages thereof
  • Understanding of system drawings, including GAs, Wiring schematics, termination diagrams and P&IDs (Piping and Instrumentation diagrams)
  • Working knowledge of Industrial DCS, PLC, SCADA and HMI systems will be advantageous
  • Working knowledge of installation and commissioning of Engineering control systems in a process plant environment will be advantageous and for new control system installations and control system upgrades will be advantageous

Experience Required To Perform In This Job

  • Min of 7 years of progressive responsibility / experience in industrial advance control systems,
  • Min of 3 years’ experience in industrial automated control systems, complex software suites, analog and digital control systems, and Instrumentation with the usage of instruments for data recording and troubleshooting


  • Degree in Computer Engineering or related qualification
  • Registered member of the EIZ
  • Ability to register as a member of the ERB
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