Share this Job
Apply now »
ATS Company:  PA Solutions
Requisition ID:  3152

Warren, MI, US, 48091

Date:  Oct 11, 2021

PLC Programmer



Job Description

The candidate must be able to work in a professional engineering team-based environment. Engineering teams are responsible for the design and integration of control systems for customer applications and processes. Duties may include and are not limited to PLC and HMI programming, network design, system commissioning, system support, internal/external training, and technical consultation. Areas of focus are controls standardization.


Candidates must also possess the following traits:


Logical thinker & problem solver

Organized & detail oriented

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Self-motivated with “can do” mindset

Strong leadership skills

Team player with emphasis on team development

Innovative regarding new processes and development aids

Budget and deadline aware

Must be willing to travel up to 30%

Must be willing to work long hours on various shift models


The following lists are general responsibilities that may vary from customer to customer.


Creating PLC/HMI/Diagnostic Libraries (AOIs, FBs, UDT, Faceplates, etc.)

Creating Quality Check Tools – used to validate standards were properly executed

Creating Process for Standards deployment including input/outputs of deliverables and utilizing check-in/check-out and sign-off procedures to ensure Quality and Timing Milestones are met

Participate in Design Reviews and support customer meetings 

Train team member on project standards

Execute work within budget, with exceptional quality, and on time

Forecast time/resources to complete remaining work

Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and champion outcomes 

Supervise activities of functionally assigned personnel, applying knowledge of automation concepts and procedures and production area knowledge

Execute, supervise, and verify all works aligns to customer specifications and expectations

Apply special knowledge of automation, controls engineering, and robotics where applicable

Travel to customer sites as necessary for the betterment of team or to  deliver optimal solutions

Technical Skills

PLC Programming


Rockwell – Studio5000, RSLogix 5

Siemens – TIA Portal V15+, Step 7


HMI Design


Rockwell – RS/FT View ME/SE

Siemens – TIA Portal Advanced, WinCC Flexible/SCADA


Computer Programming


Experience in one or more of the following: Visual Basic, C++, C#, Java, Python, etc.


General Networking - Ethernet troubleshooting and design of various hardware types and configurations


Network Address Translation


Various Network Topologies (Star, Linear, Ring…)


Hardware Design


Understand electrical, pneumatic and water schematics and complete the integration of industrial automation systems


Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a controls related field (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent)

Seven plus years of applicable experience in an industrial environment that includes design, debug, startup, and production-readying of industrial controls equipment.

Must have knowledge of multiple customer platforms. Experience must include complete knowledge of full project lifecycle


Nearest Major Market: Warren
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

Apply now »