AWL United States is a start-up branch of AWL in Harderwijk, The Netherlands, a leading global company in the manufacturing industry. We design and build production systems for the automotive and metalworking industries in which automated (laser) welding machines play a vital role. We are an open, progressive and innovative organization with a culture highlighted by 550 dedicated employees who put the customer first.
AWL is strengthening the global footprint and has established a company in the United States in 2017. Our ambition is to grow with our team in the United States rapidly to fulfill the market demand of our customers. We are looking for the pioneers who will fit with our company values and will be dedicated to the long-term development our company in the United States.

”With the PLC program, you translate the customer’s desire into machine management. For example, you may have to make 100 different types of chairs with one machine and make sure that a new seat is rolled every 20 seconds. There is no manual for us, you have to think about it yourself. So it’s never routine. “ - Helmer -‚Äč

What will be your role?
By developing the PLC program you can translate the customer requirements in a machine control for high end automated machines used mainly in the automotive industry. An application example would be a welding machine for the automotive seating industry. Usually using robotics for the welding process and manual or semi-automatic loading of the components. The machine would be set up to produce 20 different variances of seats with a tact time of 20 seconds. Your task would be to ensure that we can program the machine in a way that we meet or exceed customer expectations. Since the customer application is a non-standard procedure you will need a high level of self-control and the ability to create and optimize PLC programs and assembly flows by utilizing lean manufacturing principles.

You determine the functionality of our machine
The program you will create as a PLC controls engineer is a very crucial factor in our machine performance. You bring experience in PLC programming with Siemens and/or Allan Bradley and you can code from the ground up in Graph, SCL, STL, you know how to integrate camera systems and welding equipment and have profound knowledge in NEC, NFPA, OSHA regulations.

You train our customers
Once the machine is installed at our customer site, you will give training to our customer's employees. It is important that you are able to communicate with passion and in a way that complex tasks are understood easily.

What do we expect from you?
Control technology is in your DNA and you are creative in solving complex technical issues. You know how to design a program and using Alan Bradley or Siemens Step 7 (TIA Portal). For being able to communicate with our customers and providing training, fluent English language is a must. Spanish, German a plus. You have a bachelor degree, preferably in Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering or Information Technology.

What can you expect from us?
You will work in an enthusiastic team with expert knowledge, in a challenging, high-tech environment whereby the latest state of technology is applied on a daily basis. There is plenty of room for personal development, growth, and training. Of course, you will receive a salary in line with the market.

Are you our new colleague?
For more information, please contact Anastasia Weir, Management Assistant, via phone number +1 864 4193541.
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  • Experience level: Professional


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