Process Engineer

Process Engineer

Koppers Performance Chemicals Australia is part of a global group that manufactures a range of timber preservation chemicals for the domestic and international markets.  We are currently seeking an Automation / Process Engineer to provide additional assistance with the installation and customer support of our plant automation system.   

  • Key tasks include
    • Modify, install, test and debug Process Control Systems for customer treating plants.
    • Communicate with customers on process control equipment, technical products and process applications.
    • Coordinate with regional managers to clarify and resolve problems and improve designs.
    • Computer component inventory – maintain, purchase,  schedule, prep and ship for projects as needed
    • Provide onsite and remote customer support to troubleshoot treating plant problems. Have a practical working knowledge of process flow and wood treating
    • Provide user friendly training, support and follow-up as necessary
    • Must be able to work independently to provide solutions and ideas to new and existing problems

Qualifications and skills

The successful candidate will have

  • Trade and /or tertiary qualifications in either mechanical/electrical/chemical engineering, or mechatronics.
  • Proficiency with PLC hardware & software, HMI hardware & software, computer networking fundamentals, computer hardware & components plus a basic knowledge of SQL Server databases.
  • A working knowledge of electrical Systems – able to read electrical drawings. Familiar with AC/DC circuits, analogue control circuits, variable frequency drives, flowmeters and other industrial instrumentation.
  • At lease basic mechanical engineering and process knowledge. For example, the ability to size and specify pumps and valves to suppliers on behalf of customers.
  • Knowledge of Australian Worker Health and Safety regulations. 
  • The ability to form good working relationships with customers and suppliers at all levels from working with and training operators, to presenting proposals to senior management.
  • A work record with a proven strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team 
  • A degree of autonomy is required therefore honesty and integrity is essential
  • The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Willingness to travel and a valid driving licence.
  • Must be legally able to work full-time in Australia  

While not required the following skills would be an advantage

  • Programming skills in VB.Net OR C#, SQL Server (Functions, Procedures, Views, Triggers, T-SQL, Schema design, Script). 
  • Experience of working within Quality Management systems. 
  • Knowledge of HSNO Regulations with respect to Hazardous Substances. 

On offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Full training provided
  • Geelong area location with parking with flexibility for some work from home
  • Down to earth team 

With a great team, generous remuneration, handy location and full training this is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a long-term career with a successful and solid company. 





Process Engineer


Jobs / Engineering

Western District of Victoria, VIC

Annually - Full time

9 months ago

Process EngineerKoppers Performance Chemicals Australia is part of a global group that manufactures a range of timber preservation chemicals for the d