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Controls / PLC Engineer

31-3-2021 Bachelor Electrical engineering 's-Hertogenbosch, Nederland

Key responsibilities

Multiple planes arrive at an airport, all packed with parcels. These parcels must be sorted and transported to the right planes, trucks and vans; People are expecting their parcels at home in no-time. MHS enables customers to sort a high volume of parcels within a short time frame, so the planes, the trucks and vans can leave in time and the parcels are delivered at your home timely.
A PLC engineer within MHS is part of an international, multidisciplinary team of engineers. As part of the team, the PLC engineer is responsible for the design and engineering of the PLC and safety software for these huge material handling systems. The software will be tested on a digital twin before you go to the customer location.
The system is ready for commissioning and waiting to come to life once you are arriving on site. As a PLC Engineer, you do the commissioning and the testing on-site. The functionality of the system will be proven to the customer together with the commissioning team.

Core tasks

- evaluate the system design in a multidisciplinary team
- translate customer requirements into a functional/PLC design
- write a software design and PLC software for requirements which are not part of the standard
- generate the PLC software using standard blocks
- integrate/interface 3rd party equipment
- will test the software in house on a digital twin
- will commission the system
- will test and prove the system according to the requirements of our customers

Knowledge, skills and abilities

- Bachelor level, preferably a degree in electrical engineering or industrial automation
- Experience (minimum 3 years) in a comparable position
- Knowledge of Siemens TIA Portal
- Preferably knowledge of SCL or a high-level programming language
- Knowledge of SCADA systems
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, in Dutch and English
- Able to work independently
- Able to work in a multicultural environment
- Proven problem-solving ability to quickly find the right solutions
- Can work on different projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment

What do you get?

Voor deze functie kom je bij Voort in dienst. Jij staat bij ons centraal. Elk moment van jou vinden wij bijzonder. En vieren wij samen. Wij zorgen dat jij op de juiste werkplek belandt. Waar jij past. Waar je techniek op de kaart zet. Want dat is jouw vak. En samen werken we aan jouw ontwikkeling. Zodat je blijft groeien op technisch en professioneel vlak. Je krijgt van ons:
  • een mooie baan bij onze opdrachtgever
  • een goed salaris om rond te komen en leuke dingen te doen
  • 3 trainingen per jaar bij de Voort Academy om aan je ontwikkeling te werken
  • een opleidingsbudget van €1250,- per jaar zodat je blijft groeien
  • secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden zoals een aandraagbonus
  • 25 vakantiedagen (overige vrije dagen zijn afhankelijk van de cao van de opdrachtgever)

Where you’ll end up

This company is a leading material handling system integrator. Known throughout the industry and recognized as the preferred integrator of intelligent material handling systems, they provide turnkey material handling automation solutions, able to handle virtually all aspects of distribution center projects in-house, from system design and fabrication to controls, installation and aftermarket support.

Are you ready to apply?

Ben jij enthousiast geworden over de vacature? Solliciteer dan snel op deze functie. Voor vragen kun je bellen naar onderstaande contactpersoon.

Paul Firet

Senior Consultant Industrie

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