Simon Vokes

Simon Vokes

Automation and Control Technician

Simon Vokes is a highly experienced automation & electrical technician with over 24 years’ field experience in mining, water, gas and other heavy industries.

 Simon’s experience includes control systems, wide area telemetry networks, hydrocarbon management systems along with certified qualifications in electrical and instrumentation.

Simon has extensive hardware and software experience with various PLC, RTU, Telemetry systems and instrumentation and has excellent fault-finding skills ranging from electrical, Instrumentation and control systems though too diagnosing telemetry network issues. 

During his career, Simon has developed his skill sets to include electrical and instrumentation design, high level communications design and installation, project commissioning, field support along with supervision. Simon has a strong passion for technology and its applications. 

Simon also has extensive project experience with many large companies over his career and has been an integral member of teams working with Origin Energy, QGC and Ichthys gas projects. These projects were spread across the Hunter, Gladstone and Wide Bay Burnett region. Simon was also heavily involved in the Goulburn valley and Brisbane water telemetry process control system upgrade projects and the Taiwan Rail hydrocarbon management system project plus various other mining and rail projects through the years.

 Simon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the SierraTek team and has worked for many large corporate company’s’ though out his career such as Matrikon Automation, Honeywell, Hunter Water Tech and Rio Tinto.