Location: West Midlands
Description: Probably one of the most exciting, innovative and unique PLC Software Engineering roles available in the UK right now!
Salary: to c£40k neg dep exp + benefits
Our client is recognised as a world leader in the design, manufacture & development of exciting Family Entertainment Centres and Visitor Attractions, and they are now diversifying further into the exhilarating robotic “dark ride” entertainment sector. As a result of continued success and a planned program of strategic growth, they are now seeking to recruit an articulate, dynamic and highly self-motivated PLC Software Engineer to complement their established and successful Control Software Development team.
Based in the Midlands, the successful candidate will need to be particularly adept at learning new technologies quickly due to the niche nature of the application and will be working on a range of PLC and Safety PLC programs that will be driving a variety of motion platforms including small to large Stewart and three degrees of freedom (3DoF) platforms, with additional systems incorporating articulated robot arms and AGV’s.
As a PLC Software Engineer you will be involved in both maintaining and improving these existing programs as well as assisting in the design and development of innovative new programs for new systems, before following the equipment through to commissioning at customer sites – and with this in mind, a full clean UK driving licence is essential to allow you to go to sites to commission new PLCs as well as to upgrade their existing systems.
To be considered for this unique and exciting opportunity, it is envisaged that the successful candidate will be qualified to at least HND level or above in a relevant Electrical or Computer Science related discipline and will demonstrate proven experience of working with PLC’s (with Beckhoff PLC’s proving distinctly advantageous).
You will possess strong problem solving and diagnostic abilities as well as a good all round electrical knowledge and the ability to read electrical schematic drawings. With knowledge of IEC 61131-3 and a good understanding of safety programming concepts and software engineering practices (OO principles and design patterns), additional knowledge of programming on other platforms (C++, C#, Python) and exposure to Motion/ Path Planning, Scrum and Source control (Git, Mercurial) will also prove particularly beneficial, as will previous experience of HMI development, Scoping and SISTEMA.
Whilst the role is ideally suited to an experienced PLC Software Engineer seeking an unusual opportunity to work within an exciting niche sector arena, there is also scope to potentially recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated and suitably qualified Junior PLC Software Engineer who could develop and progress their career within a structured and dynamic environment.