Maintenance Electrician/ Automation Technician

SSI SCHAEFER Australia 2023-07-18

Location(s): AU Sydney

Target Group: Trades

Task Area: Maintenance

The SSI SCHAEFER Group is the world's leading solution provider of modular warehouse and logistics systems. The company employs around 10,500 people in around 70 operating companies worldwide and at seven production sites.  Operating for over 20 years in Australia, with SSI SCHAEFER installations throughout Australia and New Zealand, SSI SCHAEFER ANZ has offices in both Sydney and Melbourne.  The ANZ operation, with a strong and tight-knit team, is known for its local expertise and independent provision of innovative customer installations with particular strengths in Fashion, Pharmaceuticals and Automotive.  

We are currently looking for an experienced industrial maintenance electrician for one of our major, key-customer sites in western Sydney.  This role will be primarily based at Huntingwood, at the client’s site. You will be supporting a highly automated distribution centre with cutting edge technology. As a member of the onsite team, you will be remunerated well to work a favourable 24/7 rotating shift pattern.


  • Identify and correct equipment faults by applying root cause analysis

  • Complete planned and unplanned maintenance activities to a high standard

  • Develop equipment setup standards as required

  • Be personally responsible and attentive to your work and environment

  • Work, coordinate and cooperate with your workplace team 

  • Be personally organised, cooperate with team organisation and maintain an organised workplace at all times

  • Cooperate with and participate in all required business processes and procedures

  • Commit to, comply with and enact workplace health, safety, and environmental requirements

About you:

  • Hold valid NSW Electrical licence

  • Have hands-on experience in troubleshooting and maintaining automated equipment

  • Demonstrate PLC experience, preferably Siemens S7 knowledge

  • Show experience in troubleshooting plant floor networks, e.g. CAN bus, Profibus, Profinet, ASI protocols

  • Document experience with variable speed drives, e.g., SEW Movimot, Lenze, Schneider Altivar drives

  • Have gexperience with conveying systems, robotics and/or automated storage equipment is an advantage

  • Show a thorough understanding and commitment to workplace health, safety, and environmental requirements

  • Holding a post-trade qualifications/experience in pneumatics and electronics will be an advantage

  • Able to interpret technical drawings and manuals

  • Have strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Able to work under pressure and follow procedures

  • Have general computer skills with specific experience in the use of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems, e.g. MEX, Maximo, etc

  • Be physically fit for completing manual handling tasks

  • Have strong communication skills 

  • Able to focus on and prioritise the customer needs and requirements

Send your application to:

Contact Person

Lesley Ogbourne Marketing Manager Phone No.: +61 2 8799 3600 Mail: