PLC Programmer / Troubleshooting
PLC programmers are responsible for programming assembly lines, robotic devices, or other manufacturing processes using programmable logic controllers (PLC), a kind of rugged industrial computer. This role is ideal for a detail-oriented, logical thinker who enjoys working with different machines in combination with computers. PLC programmers work full time but experience a moderate amount of travel and activity in the workplace, such as supervising the installation of their programs and machinery.
Responsibilities and Duties
PLC Programmer Duties and Responsibilities
PLC programmers work on a wide variety of mechanical projects, from boilers at power plants to baggage handling systems and laundry machines. No matter their specialty, PLC programmers share a few core tasks. Based on an analysis of job listings and resumes, these tasks are:
PLC programmers draw schematics that show how electrical components and panels work together to accomplish a process. They also examine existing drawings and double-check them for reliability and manufacturability. A logic flow diagram is an example of one such schematic that PLC programmers must be able to create and interpret.
Write and Document Programs
After drafting a diagram of the process, PLC programmers use automation software (such as Omron CX Programmer) and a programming language (such as ladder logic) to write the program. They prepare documentation for the program’s intended use as well as safety instructions.
Before installation, PLC programmers determine test criteria, then test the new program for reliability and safety with automation equipment. They are also responsible for testing programs and equipment developed by third parties.
When the program is ready to be fully integrated with equipment, PLC programmers are there to oversee successful installation. They provide guidance and support to technicians during the installation process, then train them in safe and efficient operation of the program.
Provide Technical Support
PLC programmers provide ongoing technical support to users within the company and outside customers, both verbally and by writing or revising operation manuals. Should any problems arise, they troubleshoot the program and create solutions. Fine-tuning the productivity and dependability of their program is an ongoing project.
The specialized skill set of PLC programmers lies at the intersection of electrical, mechanical, and some software engineering principles.
Required Experience and Qualifications
Employers seek candidates who have at least an associate’s degree in process controls or a similar technical field.
with experience – minimum – 2 year
freshers are welcome with good skills – 0 years exp.
Benefits – will be discus at the time of walk in interview