Control Systems Specialist

Gold Fields

Location: Kambalda East

Job Type: Full time


Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well as one project in Chile

Gold Fields' mining assets in the Australia region (GFA) include a 100% interest in the St Ives, Agnew and Granny Smith mines and a 50:50 interest in the Gruyere JV project with Gold Road Resources.

The team at St Ives have an opportunity for an experienced Control Systems Specialist to join their team.

Reporting to the Coordinator : Electrical, you will be responsible for ensuring safe, profitable and efficient operations by implementing and supporting the best technological solutions for operational system design, integration and automation, operational data collection, management analysis and reporting.

Safety is a core value at Gold Fields, and we expect all levels of employees to always act in a manner that seeks to enhance the safety culture and performance of our company.

This is offered on 5 days on, 2 days off roster and 4 days on, 3 days off roster residential from Kambalda or Kalgoorlie.

Benefits include:
Gold Fields has a vast array of benefits including:

  • 6 % Site Allowance (capped at $12,000) & Annual Bonus Scheme & Private Health Insurance Allowance
  • Salary continuance scheme and life insurance
  • Continual training and ability to expand your career
  • Salary Sacrifice options

Duties of the role:

  • Own the site Process Control Management of change process, ensuring all changes are approved, well documented and tested
  • Identify, implement and manage control system upgrades to improve reliability of operational technology
  • Recognise and carry out process optimisation opportunities by utilising operational technology, including automated plant startups and shutdowns
  • Improve operational technologies to increase efficiency and productivity
  • Provide technical direction and support to electrical personnel in fields of instrumentation, process control, automation, functional safety, industrial data networks and tele-remote/guidance systems for mining

About You:

You will have:

  • Diploma or Degree in Control Systems Engineering or related discipline
  • Extensive process control system experience, preferably in the Mining industry
  • Automation of Mineral Processing Plants
  • Experience with Citect, SCADA configuration & Rockwell ControlLogix systems would be highly regarded
  • Knowledge of underground remote operational technology is desirable

Applications can be submitted via:

We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

At Gold Fields we work together as a team to deliver excellent results and take pride in what we do. We actively seek input from others and truly believe that diverse views improve the quality of our work. We work hard, so when the business achieves its goals, employees can share in better salary increases and bonuses, and we have more money to invest in communities and ongoing renewable energy projects.

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