PLC Programmer Job Description

plc programmer job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

PLC Programmer Job Description

A PLC programmer is an expert in the field of automation.

PLC programmers are responsible developing, testing, and programming electronic control systems using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

PLCs are commonly used in automated manufacturing, assembly lines, and office equipment.

PLCs use logic controls and ladder logic to control the flow of electricity, and therefore control automated processes.

PLCs use a variety of inputs and outputs to control process flow.

PLC programming requires complex knowledge of electronics, control theory, and computer programming.

PLC programming can be done in a laboratory or in the field.


Job Brief:

We’re looking for a PLC Programmer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience programming PLCs and be able to work independently. If you are a self-starter and have a passion for programming, we want to hear from you!

PLC Programmer Duties:

  • Develop logic for PLCs and field devices
  • Manage firmware upgrade process
  • Install, test, and debug systems
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting to end users
  • Perform measurements and test equipment
  • Write firmware and software development

PLC Programmer Responsibilities:

  • Program PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) using ladder logic
  • Complete detailed programming of PLCs, including ladder logic, schematics, and programming software
  • Work with manufacturing engineering, project managers, and supervisory personnel to coordinate PLC programming activities
  • Develop PLC ladder logic, using schematic symbols, for manufacturing automation systems
  • Troubleshoot PLC programs to resolve problems and ensure the functionality of systems
  • Create and review PLC documentation, such as schematics, programming procedures and testing procedures
  • Create PLC and logic diagrams for schematics
  • Perform electrical and PLC troubleshooting
  • Modify PLC programs to interface with existing or new systems
  • Perform PLC testing
  • Support the PLC programming team, including coaching, mentoring, and assisting with PLC programming
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Siemens PLC programming

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field
  • 4+ years experience in programming, tuning, and troubleshooting PLCs
  • Advanced knowledge of ladder logic programming
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We at [Company Name] are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team is essential to our success. We therefore encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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