Materials Handling Engineer, Artarmon, AU

Date: 08-Jan-2019

Location: Artarmon, AU

Company: Weir Minerals

Business Need / Purpose of Role

To support the Weir Minerals Australia business through the effective process design, plant layout and installation/commissioning support of crushing/screening process plants.  The role will also provide technical support to the regional Weir Minerals Australia comminution business unit.

Objectives and Measurements

Crushing/Screening Plant Design

  • Reviews and interprets technical specifications and requirements;
  • Engineering analysis, calculations, and modelling to ensure the designs meet the client requests;
  • Develops concept and preliminary crushing/screening plant layout, specifically focusing on all matters relating to material transfer, dust control and preventing product spillage;
  • Completes concept and preliminary conveyor and chute/transfer point sizing, designs and technical specifications;
  • Takes the lead on addressing enquiries regarding transition point designs and technical specifications of such;
  • Develops P&ID for crushing/screening plant design;
  • Manages technical interface with third party suppliers and design houses regarding process and materials handling design questions;
  • Takes the lead on communicating with managing internal customers with relation to requirements elicitation, and project and product related information.

Engineering Solutions

  • Elicits requirements and specifications for brownfield engineering solutions;
  • Plans the investigation and development of solutions to meet requirements;
  • Assists with end to end project delivery – from conception, prototype through to post delivery and support;
  • Identifies applicable standards and regulations and ensures Weir equipment meets those requirements.


  • Ensures engineering design and implementation across the Weir Minerals APAC region aligns Weir policies and guidelines and to required international standards.

Project Management

  • Coordinates implementation of engineering and technical solutions within projects;
  • Supports the Project Manager in project management activities.

Best Practice

  • Keeps abreast of industry best practice methodologies and tools.

Continuous Improvement

  • Achieves continuous improvement of engineering solutions to best practice thinking.


  • Must be a self-starter, someone who is able to help deliver engineering scope for projects;
  • Must establish strong professional relationships with team and stakeholders (both technical and non-technical).


  • Supports other business initiatives as requested by line management;
  • ‘Hands on’ technical tasks from time to time as required.

Job knowledge / Other requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Process/Chemical or Mechanical Engineering;
  • Chartered Engineer with RPEQ registration;
  • At least ten (10) years’ Australian experience within mineral and/or sand/aggregate crushing/screening plant process design;
  • Conveyor design using recognised static design software (Helix, Sidewinder, BeltStat or Belt Analyst);
  • Site experience associated commissioning and operation of crushing/screening plant including belt conveyors, jaw/cone crushers and screens;
  • Engineering design and practical engineering experience in mining, minerals or heavy industrial environment.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with conveyor design software (Helix, Sidewinder, BeltStat or Belt Analyst);
  • Experience with Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) particle flow simulation programs (Rocky, EDEM, Newton or Bulk Flow Analyst);
  • Experience with AutoCAD;
  • Experience with PLM systems (preferably Teamcenter).

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