Work as

PLC Control Engineer

at AWL!

40 hours
HBO / Bachelor
Harderwijk, Netherlands


What do we expect?

  • A large amount of enthusiasm together with a strong interest in software;
  • A bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, industrial automation, control engineering or a related field;
  • Experience in the field of industrial automation and/or mechanical engineering and knowledge of various systems and programming languages (SCL, Siemens TIA portal, Allen-Bradley);
  • Willing to travel and work abroad, as needed.

What do we offer:

  • A salary between €3.600 and €5.000 gross per month;
  • A workplace that stimulates your creativity and development;
  • An employment package (according to the Collective Labour Agreement for the Metalelektro) with 27 holidays and 13 ADV days;
  • Access to our AWL Academy with >50 training programmes;
  • The possibility to work hybrid.


Martin van Egten

Martin van Egten

Ask me a question!

As PLC Control Engineer at AWL, you are responsible for the development of software programs for customer-specific machines. Think of software for robots, vision systems, and welding equipment. As a PLC Control Engineer you work closely together with colleagues from different disciplines, including your direct colleagues from Control System and Safety, Robotics, and Project Management. You are able to guide other departments in your project and to act as an advisor. In addition to development, you also have a strong coordinating and organizing role.

  • Development of software control designs (in UML);
  • PLC coding in SCL from Siemens TIA portal or Allen Bradley;
  • Supervising the software implementation within the project group;
  • Monitoring the project progress;
  • Providing input for long-term (R&D) developments;
  • Customer contact in the form of training and guidance during commissioning.

This will be your day

8:00 After coffee and discussing the weekend, you start your work. You have the freedom to shedule your own work and you will start up according your own planning. You set the priorities for this week.
11:00 You dive into your project, which is in the final phase of realization. Time to write the last part of the code and have it reviewed by your colleagues.
13:00 You have a project startup with the project team. You simulate all requirements to meet the project specifications and you proceed with the translation to the control design.
15:00 Your colleagues get stuck in a project and ask for your expertise. You naturally act as an consultant and look forward to fix this challenge together.
16:30 Time flies! You end the day and close your laptop. Feeling satisfied, you go home.

Your tasks:

65% Implementation projects
20% Managing projects
10% Support
5% Other
Your choice: Your strengths: Introduction