Work as PLC Control Engineer at AWL!

40 hours
HBO / Bachelor
Harderwijk, Netherlands


What do we expect?

  • A passion for Software (!) where you get energy from working together in a team;
  • A bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, industrial automation, control engineering or similar;
  • Experience in industrial automation and/or mechanical engineering with knowledge of different systems and programming languages (SCL, Siemens TIA portal, Allen-Bradley);
  • Willing to travel and work abroad. Considering approximately 10-15 weeks per year.

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 Labor Agreement for the Metalelektro) with 27 vacation days, 13 ADV days and a good pension plan;
  • Access to our AWL Academy with >50 training programmes;
  • Ability to work flexible hours.


Nadia Bosz

Nadia Bosz

Ask me a question!

Are you an experienced PLC Engineer who enjoys the challenge of fully developing and programming software programs for customer-specific projects? Do you enjoy working with smart and committed colleagues within an open corporate culture? Then we are definitely looking for you! Will you drop by for a cup of coffee and a tour?

As a PLC Control Engineer at AWL you will work with a multidisciplinary team on customized machines. This includes developing software that controls robots, vision systems and welding equipment. You continuously know how to make the right analysis and make the best decision for bringing the machine to life. You will work out different "what if" scenarios, prepare and write code, simulate, test and optimize cycle times. You are able to guide other departments in your procedure and act as an advisor. Besides developing code, you also have a strong coordinating and organizing role. Your duties include:

  • Development of software control designs (in UML);
  • PLC coding in SCL from Siemens TIA portal or Allen Bradley;
  • Supervise implementation within the project group and monitor progress;
  • Providing input for long-term developments;
  • Commissioning of machines at AWL and customer site;
  • Customer contact in the form of training and guidance during implementation.

In this role you will work closely with various disciplines including your immediate colleagues from System Engineering, Hardware, Robotics and Project Management.

This will be your day

8:00 You start fresh again where you begin by setting the schedule. You spent the past few days writing code and today it's finally time to see if the code works. You simulate whether all the requirements meet the project specifications.
11:00 For another project, it's time for functional testing. Together with the Robot Programmer, you test whether the machine does what is expected.
13:00 Time to start a new project with the project team. Together you define and work out the strategies.
15:00 Your colleagues get stuck in a project and ask for your expertise. You naturally act as a consultant and look forward to solving this challenge together.
16:30 The time flies! Time to end the day and close your laptop. With a satisfied feeling you return home. Next week a trip to Germany is planned where you will bring a machine to life at the customer's site. You are already looking forward to this.

Your tasks:

65% Implementation projects (design and coding)
20% Managing projects
10% Support
5% Other
Your choice: Your strengths: Introduction