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PLC Programmer/Project Engineer
at KVK, Inc.
Bridgeview, IL

PLC Programmer/Project Engineer
at KVK, Inc.
Bridgeview, IL

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Job Description

SUMMARY : PLC/HMI programmer must have aptitude, understanding and desire to automate high tech equipment and must work well in a challenging, fast paced environment for a high level systems integrator. High degree of personal integrity and performs well as part of a team.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Hands on PLC Controls system design, development, programming, and integration.
  • Program HMI/GUI and PLC logic and integrate discrete/analog devices into equipment per project specifications.
  • Simulate, test, and commission control systems based on System Description of Operations.
  • Working knowledge of control communication platforms.
  • Provide on-site technical support during startup and commissioning of new installations
  • On-site support for existing installations and troubleshoot machine and control system issues.
  • Keep abreast of current and emerging technologies. Follow corporate and industry best practices.
  • Ability to collaborate with engineering, product management, and technical support teams.
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, energetic environment and manage competing priorities. Strong planning and organizational skills.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Allen Bradley experience required.
  • Proficiency preferred in one or more of the following; Allen-Bradley (RSLogix 5000), Siemens, Omron, and or other industry standard PLC platforms, and ladder logic.
  • Experience in writing HMI code using Factory Talk View, WonderWare, Siemens WINCC, and other industry standard Graphic User Interfaces.
  • Working experience with networking the following platforms: Ethernet, TCP/IP, Serial, DeviceNet.
  • Working experience with bar code scanners, cameras and in motion weighing equipment.
  • Read and understand electrical schematics, physical and ladder diagrams.
  • VFD programming and motor control experience preferred.
  • Positive attitude with strong work ethic, integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent communication, editing and writing, as well as verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others to accomplish team goals.
  • Team player with demonstrated effectiveness in accomplishing goals within the organization.

EDUCATION: Engineering Degree, Technical Degree, Military Tech Training or equivalent, with 5 or more years of industrial experience.


Company Description

At KVK we help our customers with material handling automation through the latest in controls technology. We provide electrical control panel hardware, design, programming, electrical installation and commissioning on site at our customers. In addition to controls we also provide software interfaces to customer host systems for data exchange.

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