PLC Software Engineer

Yorkshire Permanent

PLC Software Engineer – Sheffield – Permanent - £25-35k + Overtime + Opportunity for some homeworking

***Major plus points – Opportunity could suit an Engineer with 2-4 years experience, Exciting Projects, Growing Company, Siemens Partner and Specialist, Opportunity to learn a higher-level programming language***

Samuel Frank Associates is now recruiting for a PLC Software Engineer with programming experience of at least one of the major PLC vendors to join a rapidly expanding Sheffield based organisation.

The client develops using the Siemens range of PLCs and preferably require previous experience of working with Siemens systems. However, they’re open to a PLC Software Engineer joining the team with experience of Rockwell, Mitsubishi, Omron or Beckhoff PLCs.

In summary, the PLC Software Engineer requirement will involve –

  • Technically review and understand customer requirements.
  • Creation of user requirements and functional design specifications.
  • Development of control and safety concept.
  • Definition of PLC automation system and software coding
  • Fault finding and resolution in PLC and MCC electrical panels.
  • Creation of automation project documentation

The ideal background for the type of work the successful PLC Software Engineer will be involved in is material handling, conveyor systems, explosive detection systems and/or baggage handling systems – this is not essential but gives you a good gauge of what you’ll be working on!

The work will entail programming from scratch, refining existing code, producing documentation and commissioning which will usually take place in Sheffield. Some occasional site-based commissioning will be expected as part of the responsibilities. The client also offer a cloud based equipment status monitoring system which involves higher-level programming languages so there could also be an opportunity to widen your range of skills.

The role is commutable from the following places – Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield and Worksop.

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