Electronic Instrument/Control Service Technician (Farms) Job in South Australia


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Job title: Electronic Instrument/Control Service Technician (Farms)

Company: SUNPORK CONSOLIDATED PTY LTD

Expected salary:

Location: Wasleys, SA

Electronic Instrument/Control Service Technician (Farms) Job Details:

Sunpork Consolidated Pty Ltd requires an Electronic Instrument/Control Service Technician (Farms)

to directly support our numerous South Australian piggery farm sites/units. The position will be based out of our Wasleys Piggery in Pinkerton Plains, SA and the successful candidate will be required to attend other piggery units in and around Pinkerton Plains, SA.

Responsibilities, tasks, and duties

Installation, modification, maintenance & repair of electronic instrument & control systems re: water supply/drippers, feed systems (electronic sow feeder system), and piggery environmental control systems incl. ventilation & fan systems, blinds & heating systems.

Requirement to read technical diagrams & blueprints and troubleshooting electronic instruments and control systems throughout our South Australian piggery farm sites/units and to adopt polite and effective work practices to maintain an efficient, clean, and tidy environment for all staff and visitors and to ensure all workplace health and safety requirements are met.

Our farms depend on functional and reliable electronic instrument and control systems at all times to ensure farms are operational, safe, and in service at all times – 24/7 and 365 days per year to support positive animal welfare outcomes, optimal environmental conditions and sustained and efficient production.

Responsibilities, tasks, and duties:

  • Undertake checking, maintenance and repair of instrument/control systems and equipment located in piggery farm units with a focus on water supply/drippers, feed systems (electronic sow feeder system) and environmental control systems;
  • Ensure instrument/control systems and equipment located in piggery farm unit’s uptime is achieved by effective and efficient preventative maintenance and repairs on all control systems;
  • Liaise with Piggery Unit Manager on planned upgrades and maintenance schedules for instrument/control systems;
  • Complete reactive and breakdown instrument/control system maintenance when required;
  • Examining and testing equipment, instruments, and control systems to troubleshoot and diagnose faults;
  • Adjusting, repairing, and replacing worn/defective parts and maintaining control systems, equipment, and instruments;
  • Conduct and record product tests and diagnostic activities to support piggery environmental controls and the production process;
  • Installing, upgrading, modifying, and calibrating electronic instrument/control systems;
  • Maintain a high level of quality control in accordance with the quality assurance standards; with a focus on continual improvement of all electronic instrument/control systems;
  • Ensure any non-compliances that may affect the safety and integrity of instrument/control systems are reported;
  • Implement and undertake coordination of instrument/control systems and equipment works programs for sites;
  • Ensure all new or reconditioned replacement parts, systems and equipment meet quality standards;
  • Inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations;
  • Undertake instrument/control systems workshop functions such as refurbishment and reconditioning of parts, repairs, PLC controls and equipment;
  • Assist with the identification of any problems and non-conformities and process, providing cost effective business solutions.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum Cert III level qualification in electronics or electrical control systems or related area;
  • Minimum 3 years relevant and related work experience with electronics or electrical control systems;
  • Demonstrated safety leadership in the past and will strive to maintain a safe and healthy workplace;
  • Experience working in a farming environment, with exposure in intensive animal production an advantage;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the hands-on delivery of both scheduled and emergency maintenance;
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word and Excel an advantage;
  • Capability to assist with and develop yearly budget planning including shed and equipment upgrades.

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