PLC Software Engineer – Blackburn – System Integrator

Blackburn, Lancashire

PLC Software Engineer – Lancashire – Permanent – £35-48k + flexitime system, 25 days holiday

Samuel Frank is recruiting for a PLC Software Engineer with experience of working on special purpose automated machinery to join a Blackburn based systems integrator. The company is looking for a PLC Software Engineer with knowledge of software writing, wider electrical engineering knowledge and practical experience of site based commissioning. 

They’re open to considering a wide range of applicants from someone at the beginning chapter of their career in PLC Software right up to a seasoned / experienced PLC Software Engineer.

The successful PLC Software Engineer will require experience in some of the following areas

  • PLC programming (ideally Siemens or Rockwell)
  • Automated machinery experience
  • Practical experience of site based commissioning
  • Full project life cycle experience – delivering projects from start to finish
  • Control panel design experience – ideal/not essential, opportunity to be trained in EPLAN
  • Control panel testing and fault finding on existing systems

The client offers a professional working environment with a strong staff retention rate. The work is varied, technically challenging and rewarding. Their work focuses on upgrading client machinery in multiple sectors which include textiles, pharmaceutical, packaging and specialist manufacturing machinery.

The successful PLC Software Engineer will be involved in all aspects of a project from specification through to on-site commissioning so some travel to customer sites will be expected. This could include overseas travel on rare occasions, possibly once every couple of years. The Technical Director estimates a split of 80/20 between being based in the office and on customer site with a regular/medium sized project expected to be 6-7 weeks in the office, the 1 week on site.

You must have a current, clean UK driving licence.

The client is based in Lancashire and they’re easily commutable from the Greater Manchester area, Bury, Bolton, Chorley, Wigan, Accrington, Preston, Blackburn and Burnley.

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