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Senior Electrical Engineer

Discover Opal


As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies. We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce. We are committed to the principles of the circular economy and we are shaping the future through sustainable packaging.


Discover the Opportunity


Opal's Maryvale Paper Mill is a complex electrical facility with over 50 HV/LV substations, 150 Transformers, 4000+ electrical motors, 600+ VSD’s, 100+ DCS/PLC controllers with an excess of 100 000 I/O controlling and monitoring all types of process instruments supported by 50MW onsite electrical power generation via steam turbines.


Become an integral part of the onsite Electrical & Automation Engineering team consisting of 15+ Electrical, Control System and Automation Engineers. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for maintaining and fault finding the high voltage and low voltage power distribution system on site.


You will contribute to the success of Opal by:

  • Perform power system and protection coordination studies utilising eTAP
  • Complete electrical designs and equipment specifications
  • Fault find and investigate electrical disturbances, faults and incidents
  • Hands on involvement in the testing and commissioning of high voltage equipment
  • Lead and support improvement project teams with your electrical engineering knowledge, skills and experience
  • Ensure compliance to all statutory requirements related to the assets and the performance of maintenance


Discover Yourself


We are able to offer a varied career journey with experiential learning gained from cross-functional and lateral moves. We embrace diversity in all its forms and we look for curious individuals who thrive in an environment of change. Specifically for this role you will have;


  • Ideally a Bachelors degree or tertiary qualification in electrical engineering
  • At least 10 years’ experience as an Electrical Engineer in a relevant heavy industry
  • Knowledge in Electrical Legislative Requirements
  • Engineers Australia eligibility or currently registered
  • Ability to troubleshoot control systems, process and electrical faults on equipment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, health and the environment.


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For more information please contact Annik Pearson on +61 3 9730 5451 or jump right in by sending us your CV.

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