Maintenance Electrician/Automation Technician VIC

SSI SCHAEFER Australia 2024-05-30

Location(s): AU Melbourne

Target Group: Trades

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 seeking an experienced Maintenance Electrician from the automation field to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual!

The positions will be located in Melbourne, at one of our major client sites. You will be supporting a highly automated distribution centre with cutting edge technology. You will be an active team member who provides technical support to the customer's automated system.

As a member of the onsite team you will be well remunerated and required to work a favourable 24/7 rotating roster of 12 hour days and nights. This role reports to the Resident Site Manager.

  • Provide electromechanical technical product support during breakdowns, shutdowns, and all maintenance activities

  • Complete WAMAS Maintenance Center allocated work by the scheduled dates

  • Ensure maintenance & repairs are carried out meet OEM standards and specifications

  • Provide support to CSS Site Manager, CSS Team Leaders to establish and train new technicians on SSI SCHAEFER Automated products

  • Liaise with SSI SCHAEFER international helpdesk to provide remote support to resolve technical issues

  • Liaise with SSI SCHAEFER R&D department to resolve design issues and prepare product improvement recommendations

  • Update WAMAS Maintenance Center with repair comments and data as required

  • Update WAMAS Maintenance Center with spare parts consumed from inventory and make recommendations to adjust inventory levels

  • Proactively work with the customers operations team to maintain a harmonious and productive work environment

  • Participate in regular team meetings with CSS Team Leaders to identify and inefficiency’s and monitor continuous improvement processes

  • Actively promoting a safe work culture at all times

  • Overall support in achieving site KPI’s

Work Health and Safety Responsibilities:

  • As far as is reasonably practicable comply with relevant statutory and legal requirements relevant to your position

  • Maintain a safe working environment ensuring that your actions do not put yourself or your co-workers in harm’s way

  • Understand and co-operate with SSI SCHAEFER policies, procedures and instructions

  • Assist SSI SCHAEFER to continuously improve the Work Health & Safety system by providing feedback including timely reporting of hazards, incidents and injuries via business reporting processes

  • As required consult with interested parties, including other workers, client representatives relevant to your position for the implementation and continuous improvement of safety processes

  • Ensure that all client site safety processes are understood and site-specific SSI SCHAEFER processes have been implemented, including risk assessments, SWMS and SOP's to manage the works at client sites

  • As for all SSI SCHAEFER personnel, you have the authority to stop work to correct a safety opportunity by consulting with your supervisor/manager

  • Ensure that you understand the possible environmental impacts your position could have and that mitigation processes have been considered and implemented

You must be experienced in automation maintenance and to be successful you should possess the following:

  • VIC A Class Electrician License

  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics Post Trade Certificate – an advantage

  • PLC & VSD fault finding / programming

  • Valid Working at Heights

  • Valid Rescue from Heights

  • Valid First Aid and CPR

  • Experience with Computerised Maintenance software

  • Advanced knowledge of automated warehouse machinery

  • Ability to work under pressure and follow procedures

  • Ability to interpret technical drawings and manuals

  • Have strong organisation skills be happy working on your own as well as part of a team environment

  • Experienced in fault finding/diagnosis on mechatronics

  • Advanced customer focus skills

  • Understanding of AS3000 Wiring standards

Applications are invited from suitably qualified trades persons.(only applicants with Australian recognised Electrical Trade Certificates will be considered).  Send your application to:

Contact Person

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