PLC Software Engineer

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PLC Software Engineer

At Nearfield Instruments we're looking for a PLC Software Engineer to join our team.
Full-time · Rotterdam

What will you be doing?

As PLC Software Engineer you develop, test, integrate and qualify the entire software stack of our machine. From low level embedded control to high level user interface and communication with the factory. You will help in designing, developing and maintaining functionality of the PLC layer. Our PLC stack is based on an EtherCat network controlled by a Beckhoff master PLC.

Besides this you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Design, configure, program, test, implement and / or manage PLC control systems and applications;
  • Drafting, reviewing and / or improving technical and functional documentation;
  • Identifying, solving and reporting problems in the field of control software;
  • Participate in integration of various subsystems of the machine.

Why is the position interesting for you?

  • You have the ability to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and be capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues;
  • High appreciation from the organization for your expertise;
  • You like to work with Beckhoff PLC (Soft and Safety), TwinCat 3 and mechatronic systems.

Where you will be working?

Within our Design & Engineering department this role is part of the Software Group. This SW Group consists of 5 teams (Architectural, Machine Control, Device Control, Data Science, Integration & Support).

Your focus will be the Device Control where you help developing control algorithms and support in PLC choices. 

What can you expect from us?

Getting on board now is a great opportunity to grow with the company from a technical, personal, and financial perspective. Nearfield's momentum is energetic and promising!

Our starting point is of course to pay someone a fair and competitive salary and besides this we offer you:

  • 30 holidays per calendar year (based on 40 hours a week);
  • 8% of your annual salary (gross) holiday allowance;
  • Commuting allowance;
  • Work from home allowance (1 day);
  • Discount on your health insurance.

What are we looking for?

  • 3+ years’ PLC Software development, OOP Design/Architecture, Safety Applications, SW Testing, SW Integration;
  • Design/Platforms: OOP Design, Codesys, Beckhoff; TwinCAT
  • Industrial Communication protocols such as EtherCAT, CanOpen, RS232/RS485 Serial Comm, TCP/IP, OPC-UA;
  • Coding: Structured Text, Instruction List (advantage: LD, SFC, FBD);
  • Source Control and Configuration: Git, CI/CD.

Recruitment Process

If the above challenges excites you, we encourage you to send us your details using the Apply now button on our career site.

Our recruitment process:

  • Phone Screening by Recruiter;

  • 1st interview;

  • 2nd interview;

  • Meeting our CEO;

  • Offer

  • Onboarding and welcome at Nearfield Instruments!

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About Nearfield Instruments

Nearfield Instruments (NFI) is a fast-growing scale-up high-tech company. We design, develop, integrate, market and service advanced metrology machines. Our machines enables our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers – to increase the production yields, and thus, functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics.

Founded in 2016, we bring together the most creative minds (approx. 160 employees) in science and technology and develop a one-of-a-kind, revolutionary high throughput Scanning Probe Microscopy system.