Undergraduate Engineer

Dematec Automation

Better Automation. Better Lives. Stronger Nation.

About the company

Dematec Automation is a South Australian engineering business that assists companies in the defence infrastructure, water, and manufacturing sectors to get the optimum performance and efficiency from their industrial assets.

Dematec’s services range from specification and conceptual design of electrical and control systems at the outset of a project, through to manufacturing, installation, commissioning, and ongoing support of production and process equipment. This means that we regularly get to see the practical outcomes of the work we do.

We’re a team of around 20, with engineers and electrical tradespeople, so everyone is multi-skilled and works across multiple industries, projects, and clients, which means that we get to see a lot of different workplaces and technologies.

Our company offers students the chance to engage in a wide array of activities based around the projects we have underway at the time of their internship. We are looking for electrical, mechatronic, and software engineers.

We foster an environment where individuals who enjoy taking on responsibility, tackling diverse tasks, and approaching problem-solving with enthusiasm can find job satisfaction and a profound sense of achievement.

A few of the notable projects we have underway at the moment are:

–             Design and installation of automated systems for defence infrastructure at the Osborne Naval Shipyard

–             A research and development project for treatment of groundwater for drinking in remote communities

–             Design and installation of a water reuse scheme that takes wastewater and uses it for irrigation for vineyards and council parks and gardens

–             Implementation of the control system software for a new manufacturing plant in the consumer products industry

Position Description

Dematec Automation are looking for passionate and high achieving undergraduate engineers to undertake their work experience with the Dematec team.

As an undergraduate engineer at Dematec, you will be given the opportunity to work closely and learn from our highly capable and experienced team on what it is like to be an engineer in the automation industry. Operating for over fifteen years, Dematec’s undergraduate program gives engineering students the opportunity to undertake their industrial work experience in a diverse and challenging environment across multiple industries, including defence infrastructure, water, and manufacturing. At Dematec, our undergraduates get exposure to the full breadth of the company’s activities, including how we undertake engineering design and solution delivery using electrical, PLC, SCADA, and HMI systems, as well as getting hands-on experience in our workshop and at client sites. We seek undergraduates from electrical, mechatronic, or computer systems disciplines. We find that our project-based work appeals most to people who enjoy exposure to a variety of industries and applications, are able to flourish in a dynamic, results-oriented environment, and gain satisfaction from seeing their contribution to tangible outcomes.

Key Accountabilities:

Customer / Supplier Liaison:

  • Meets and corresponds with customers and suppliers during the course of project work.

Quoting / Estimation:

  • Assists Project Managers with technical research or design associated with quoting and estimation


  • Provides conceptual and detailed design of electrical and control systems for projects or training purposes

Project Implementation:

  • Performs project tasks to meet the project scope and timeline. These may include electrical design and drawings, programming and commissioning of PLCs, building of electrical systems and site installations.

Project Conclusion:

  • Conclude project tasks within set scope and time-frames; collate and archive all documentation and programs with the project file; review project performance in conjunction with the Project Manager.

Quality Adherence:

  • Ensure that all work undertaken by internal and external resources follows Dematec Automation policies and procedures in order to maintain consistent quality of work.

Essential Knowledge / Skills / Experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to deal with pressure, ambiguity and change
  • Ability to provide high quality customer services
  • Ability to work without continuous direct supervision and to meet deadlines
  • Current driver’s license

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