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  • 30/04/2024

Manufacturing Systems Engineer – Trainee (Newcastle, NSW, AU)

About the role

Contribute to the operational success of the InfraBuild Steel Manufacturing departments by supporting existing and delivering enhanced IT capabilities. The role will involve the ongoing maintenance and support of a modern Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and associated systems.


Gain knowledge and experience of all aspects of the day-to-day responsibilities of a Manufacturing Systems Engineer by performing the following tasks:

  • Assist with various project tasks, including, design, development, configuration, testing, training, data cleansing, cutover tasks and hyper-care support

  • Deliver ongoing application enhancements and upgrades to support various IT/business priorities

  • Provide day-to-day application support – investigate and resolve issues within the agreed SLA

  • Provide 24×7 on-call support as per the agreed roster

  • Be involved throughout the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC)

  • Analyse requirements and translate into solution design and specification

  • Ensure quality of delivered systems through structured testing, reviewing, change management and documentation

  • Create training material and provide end-user training and coaching

  • Collaborate with end-users/business SME’s throughout the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) and ongoing application management

  • Collaborate with vendor & integration partners on support and development requirements

  • Work within a cross-functional IT team to deliver business requirements on time and within budget


This is a full time role based at either Newcastle (preferred), Rooty Hill or Laverton


About your experience

We are looking for a solution-focused individual looking to build on their experience.


Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Tertiary qualified in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering or similar discipline

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Solid business communication skills (both written and verbal) required

  • Understanding of Manufacturing processes and technologies highly regarded

  • Experience with the design, development, and programming of Java-based software, PL/SQL database and client-servers highly regarded

  • Experience in creating/modifying reports using technologies such as Crystal Reports and Power BI preferred

  • Experience working within structured IS methodologies preferred

  • Exposure to Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), ERP & Industrial Automation systems in a process industry beneficial

About our team

InfraBuild’s Steel Manufacturing business unit operates world-class state-of-the-art Steelmaking facilities in Sydney, Newcastle & Melbourne. Operating two electric arc furnaces and four rod and bar rolling mills we use local materials to produce high quality steel products. We supply a range of products to steel distributors nationally, whilst building on our proud traditions of technical excellence and team safety. 

Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.


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