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Control and Automation Engineer (Processing Plant / Instrumentation / PLC / Scada / PIMS / Schneider) –West Africa

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Asset & Maintenance Jobs, Electrical Engineer Jobs, Instrument and Control Jobs, Maintenance Jobs, Mine Operation Jobs
West Africa
West Africa All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term, Expat
Salary Description:
Market Related
CA Mining
Job Ref:

Reference Number: 342-0311LH


Job Description:

Our client is in need of a Control and Automation Engineer with strong experience in processing plant within the mining sector to join their team on site in West Africa.



  • Leading and coaching local nationals to carry out engineering and maintenance activities in line with OEM standards and industry best practice.
  • Implementing and overseeing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Problem solving, trouble shooting and advising on technical improvements.
  • Ensuring plant production KPI’s are achieved through optimal maintenance and minimising downtime.
  • Risk identification and mitigation.
  • Compiling training material in line with OEM recommendations.
  • Recording, reporting and investigating of incidents and events.
  • Budgeting and cost control.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

·        Accredited University Degree in Automation, Electrical, Instrumentation or similar field.

·        10 years previous experience in process plant automation, control and instrumentation engineering and maintenance within the mining sector, with 3 years at a senior level.

·        Strong PLC, SCADA and PIMS setup, implementation and improvement experience.

·        Proficient in Schneider equipment and software.

·        Budgeting and cost control experience.

·        Computer literate in MS Office and Projects.

·        Experience working in multi-cultural, diverse teams.

·        Previous expatriate experience in West Africa preferred.

·        In line with the company’s diversification initiatives, female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Long term contract (subject to work permit renewal).
  • FIFO roster.


If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to


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Leanne Laas

Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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