The PLC Programmer will write and document PLC Programs
After drafting a flowchart diagram of the process, the PLC programmer will use automation software (such as Productivity P2000 Programmer) and a programming language (such as ladder logic) to write the program. 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, The PLC programmer 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
The PLC programmer will 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.
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Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Engineering knowledge – whether they have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, The PLC programmer must have a strong understanding of the electrical, mechanical, and software engineering principles needed to create and maintain automated processes
Design skills – when developing a new process, The PLC programmer will use strong program architecture principles to design it and create Visio flowcharts
Logical reasoning – aside from using PLC programming languages such as ladder logic, The PLC programmer must be able to use rational steps and mathematical concepts to design project flows
Problem-solving skills – in a project with many parts and a combination of software and electro-mechanical interfaces, things are bound to go wrong. The PLC programmer must identify any problem’s source and create the best solution
The PLC Programmer must have experience in PLC programming languages (including ladder logic, sequential function charts, function block diagram, structured text, and instruction lists)
The PLC programmer must be familiar with automation software such as Productivity P2000, Omron CX Programmer, Sysmac Studio and automation equipment such as Allen-Bradley