Control and Automation Technician – Kawerau

  • Support cutting edge control and automation systems

  • Develop electrical, automation & control systems software & hardware 

  • Become the automation and control systems technical leader

Looking for a rewarding career and being part of a team delivering transformational change?

We are seeking a highly self-motivated and technically focused individual with proven experience in automation of plant and machinery. This could be a fantastic start for a Graduate Engineer. 

Key role components:

  • Developing, implementing and overseeing the performance of electrical, automation and control systems associated with a market leading sawmill operation.

  • Implementing support systems that maximise equipment and process reliability.

  • Supporting maintenance and operations staff with process optimisation and efficiency improvement initiatives

  • Developing and recommending improvements to site control and information systems to increase operational performance

With relevant qualifications in either Electronics, Automation and Control, Electrical Engineering or similar and ideally experienced as an Electrician; you will have proven heavy industrial background within the field of automation control system support and development and will be familiar with a wide range process control hardware and software platforms. Wood products processing industry knowledge combined with exposure to projects would be highly desirable. 


  • Health and safety and environmental leadership

  • Determined, reliable team player

  • Skilled at communicating complex ideas and issues clearly and effectively

  • Flexible working spirit, receptive to new ideas and an agent of change

  • Demonstrates high degree of initiate and self-direction.

In return, you’ll function within a highly talented, professional team and be exposed to a technically rewarding role in a heavy industrial manufacturing operation with the opportunity to grow and develop your career. We offer a competitive base salary plus various benefits including superannuation and medical scheme. Please go to to find out more about working for us. 

If you think you’ve got what it takes to perform this crucial role in our business, then we are keen to talk with you!


Permanent Full Time

Job no: CHH128

Location: Kawerau

Closing Date: Open Until Filled