Control & Instrumentation Engineer - Karratha

Job Title: Control & Instrumentation Engineer - Karratha
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Perth, Australia
Salary: $130000 - $150000 per annum, Benefits: Site Allowance, 11% Super, Free Housing
Start Date: 2019-06-02
Reference: BH-107661
Contact Name: Luke Whitfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 06, 2019 14:51

Job Description

The Role

Our client, a global chemical company, requires and experienced Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer to add further value within their Maintenance Engineering team, stationed at a top tier COMAH processing facility in Karratha, WA.

The Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer is responsible for ensuring all electrical, instrument, automation equipment and systems are maintained SAFELY and efficiently; meeting statutory and regulatory requirements.



  • Primary focus of the role regards to ensuring the availability and adequate performance of Automation (DCS, ESD, PLCs, VSDs, etc), field instrumentation (process valves, analysers, mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs; pressure, temperature, flow, level control transmitters & switches, etc) and power distribution systems
  • Define the maintenance strategies required to E&I hardware and software and ensure these are embedded into the ERP system (SAP)
  • Provide technical guidance to tradesmen in the maintenance of E&I hardware and software
  • Support the coordination and planning of E&I equipment repairs/replacements in preparation to and during turnarounds
  • Technically support and/or technically lead Capital projects and modifications required across process plants
  • Preparation or examination of, drawings or specifications to determine work methods, sequence of activities.
  • Ensure agreed Maintenance programs are being undertaken and competently completed
  • Lead Management on Change processes related to the E&I function
  • Participate on Risk Assessments, HAZOPs and HAZIDs as applicable and required
  • Diagnosis of faults or breakdowns and prepare root cause failure analysis and recommendations to avoid recurrence
  • Recommend repairs or component change outs as required.
  • Availability to support plant needs out of normal work hours if required


  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical, Instrumental or Electronics Engineering (Electrical & Electronics Engineer with Instrumentation experience or Instrumentation/Electronics Engineer with Electrical experience in process plants).
  • Full Member of the Institute of Engineers, Australia (MIAust), Functional Safety Engineer certification (from e.g. TUV).Full Member of the Institute of Engineers, Australia (MIAust)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar industry (Petrochemical, Gas Processing or Oil Refining) as a Rotating Equipment Engineer;
  • Strong SAP skills are a distinct advantage
  • Intermediate/Advanced MS Office suite experience
  • Fluent English


  • Circa 130k - 150k base depending on skills and experience
  • Superannuation 11%
  • Karratha Allowance  $30,000 p/a
  • Company Housing
  • Full Relocation to Karratha