The average salary for an Automation Engineer in South Africa is R397,627.
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Job Description for Automation Engineer
Automation engineers are in charge of creating an effective production workflow in their organization. They implement complex electrical and mechanical installation support to ensure efficient equipment output and strict compliance with safety regulations. In addition, they handle daily technical support requests for improving special machinery functioning. As they are also responsible of planning and executing company initiatives, they should know the assembly process for different industry mac…Read more
Automation Engineer Tasks
- Develop, deploy, and manage automation at production facilities.
- Resolve supply chain, software, and warranty issues.
- Manage operational activities and partnerships to ensure secure supply chain.
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Popular Skills for Automation Engineer
Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
Skills in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and SCADA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Automation Scripting and Test Automation.
Pay by Experience Level for Automation Engineer
An early career Automation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R355,021 based on 67 salaries. A mid-career Automation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R510,482 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Automation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R631,595 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R825,043.
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