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PLC Programmer

Job title:                            PLC Programmer                  

Salary Range:                    £35,000 to £40,000 per annum  

Hours:                                8:00 – 16.30pm Monday to Thursday

                                           8:00 – 14:30pm Friday  

Location:                            Slough, Berkshire

Permanent role working for a global design and manufacturing organisation within the UV Sector.     

The company designs, manufactures, assembles, installs and commissions photochemical equipment’s and systems worldwide supplying into the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries.

A PLC programmer is required to develop new PLC control system designs, maintain and update current software using electrical schematics and Control Philosophy/FDS. Candidates with Allen Bradley PLCs Mirco 800, Compactlogix, HMI coding, EMC testing, Prince 2 and embedded C/C++ would be well received.

Due to expansion within the automation team this Slough based client requires a dynamic, leading PLC Programmer on a permanent basis.  As a PLC Programmer, you will be required to:

  • PLC programming with Allen Bradley PLCs
  • Allen Bradley Mirco800
  • PLC control system designs and maintaining current software up to date using electrical schematics and Control Philosophy/FDS. Testing of electrical/electronic and control systems, producing detailed design, programming of Allen Bradley (AB) PLCs and HMIs. On site commissioning of special projects when required
  • Developing and maintaining our range of equipment using Allen Bradley PLCs Micro800, CompactLogix and associated HMIs by writing well-structured PLC/HMI code
  • Creating function blocks in structured text and ladder logic, taking forward our intuitive HMI style across all our platforms
  • Able to work with senior management and develop a clear to understand Control philosophy and when agreed a detailed FDS leading to clear concise software
  • An understanding of how to integrate the system into customer’s overall control system using Ethernet and Modbus protocols
  • Help troubleshoot issues with software and hardware in Test department
  • Reporting, communicating and working with other departments as a team
  • Planning and managing own projects and work packages
  • Commissioning and start-up of larger special projects when service need assistance
  • Provide Tier 3 software support to colleagues and customers when required

The PLC Programmer should have the following skills or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Controls based qualification
  • 2-3 years’ experience, knowledge and understanding in PLC programming and controls industry
  • Good knowledge of Allen Bradley PLCs
  • Good knowledge or Compactlogix and associated HMIs
  • Good project management and problem-solving skills
  • Give ideas and new concepts to improve the products
  • Good communication skills
  • Be able to read and understand electrical and control schematics
  • You must have your own transport and valid driving license

Additional but not essential

  • Firmware engineering and experience in embedded C/C++ and other visual language
  • Project Management tools like PRINCE 2 or similar
  • EMC testing experience
  • Be flexible and able to work to meet tight deadlines and work on multiple projects/tasks
  • Good understanding of water/process engineering
  • Fault finding and be able to work comfortably up to 480Vac
  • Work with technical author and test team in the development of test protocols for production and FAT tests

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of PLC Programming with Allen Bradley PLCs. In return for your experience, this Slough based manufacturer will offer you:

  • Full time permanent contract
  • 38 hour working week
  • £35,000 to £40,000 per annum  
  • Pension company contribution
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days
  • Great working conditions

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of PLC Programming within the automation field and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the PLC Programmer role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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