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PLC Software Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc Des Plaines, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


  • Accountable for delivering software tasks for assigned projects within budgeted cost and schedule at the appropriate level of quality.
  • Provide recommendations for improving software, and testing activities to maintain the competitiveness of UOP technologies and products.
  • Identification of opportunities for continuous work process and productivity improvements for project activities that you perform and observe.
  • Implement assigned improvement projects.
  • Develop and maintain Quality Management System documents used within your area.
  • Optimizing project deliverables for the projects assigned by maximizing efficiency of the delivery process through better methods, masters, systems, and tools and to minimize costs.
  • Regular reporting on the status of assigned projects.

Typical tasks would be:

  • Customizing PLC programs and HMI programs.
  • Customizing Operator Interface Applications in Wonderware.
  • Installing and working with Operating Systems and applications.
  • Preparing Distributed Control System I/O Interface List.
  • Installing custom softwares and networking PCs.

Basic Qualifications .

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering is required Or Associates degree in Computer, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with 3 years of relevant experience.

Additional Qualifications

  • 2 years control systems software development experience is desired.
  • Experience in developing control systems software for batch or continuous process application in the refining, petrochemicals, pulp & paper or pharmaceutical industries is considered ideal.
  • A working knowledge of Honeywell control system products including Experion, Safety Manager, C300, and Masterlogic is a plus.
  • A working knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and HMI software such as Wonderware and FactoryTalk View is a plus.
  • A working knowledge of controllers such as Invensys Tricon/Trident, Siemens S7 and/or Rockwell/Allen-Bradley ControlLogix products is a plus.
  • Understand interfaces such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, Ethernet, fiber optic, and interface protocols such as Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP and Object Linking & Embedding for Process Control (OPC).
  • Understand control panel electrical schematics and able to troubleshoot control systems including components such as power supplies, breakers, relays, and analog and digital wire loops.
  • An understanding of the concepts and role of software within control systems is key.
  • Familiarity with components of computer systems.
  • Good organizational, troubleshooting and problem solving skills are a must.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

PDS Tech, Inc

Why Work Here?

PDS staffs some of the largest companies in the country.

One of the oldest and largest staffing companies in the United States, PDS Tech connects highly skilled employees with Fortune 500 clients’ needs for project support such as contingent labor, statement of work/offload engineering projects, and permanent placements. PDS Tech has staffing partnerships with leading organizations based in the United States and globally. We hire job seekers daily for openings across skill categories, including Engineering, IT, Business Professional, Administrative, Accounting/Finance, Skilled Trades and Industrial. We offer our contractors an ala carte benefits package that far exceeds our competitors, including health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401k, and employee prepaid legal services. We have an active referral bonus program to reward the collaborative efforts of our contractor community. Depending on your location or job category, holidays and longevity bonuses may also be offered. In addition, we have a recognition program to honor workplace accomplishments and celebrate contractor achievements. PDS Tech has recently joined the AKKA Group. AKKA is an international leader listed on the Euronext stock exchange and provides engineering consulting and R&D services for clients in the fields of automotive, aerospace and rail, and including life sciences, telecommunications, energy and defense. For more information about AKKA Technologies, visit All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. For more information visit us at


Des Plaines, IL 60018
Des Plaines, IL
60018 USA