Experienced Automation/PLC Software Engineer

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10025229
  • Location Eindhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER, Secondment with contracting
  • Industry Engineering

About this vacancy

The international industrial technology group specializes in machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. A major focus is on continuously enhancing the sustainability and efficiency of customers’ production processes.

- The company is looking for people who are located in the Netherlands or Belgium already and do speak Dutch -

Job description

As Automation/ PLC Software Engineer you are responsible for the development, implementation, testing and maintenance of machine software for new machines and software updates for already delivered machines.

Job description

You are part of a software team and multi-disciplinary development team and are responsible for the development, implementation, testing and maintenance of the PLC and HMI software for the packaging machines

  • You maintain the existing machine software, make changes, do bugfixes and implement improvements and optimizations
  • You support the service department, service mechanics/engineers as well as customers via phone and/or online connection
  • Occasionally you do the commissioning and/or service at customer site (international)
  • You help configuring software for new machine orders as well as subsequent deliveries
  • You support in the creation and validation of Software Functional Descriptions
  • You report to the Manager Automation


The organization is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. 

Offer description

YER Technology offers you the possibility to join as Engineering Professional and to combine challenging assignments with extensive application and career guidance. The following conditions are applicable:

  • Attractive salary according to the standards of our clients
  • 25 holidays per year and the option to buy more holidays
  • A temporary or permanent contract with YER
  • The possibility to join (y)our client directly after one year
  • Travel expense reimbursement
  • Good pension scheme according to STIPP
  • Every hour of overtime will be compensated
  • Open and transparent communication with your personal consultant
  • Free Dutch classes
  • Personal career coaching from our occupational psychologists
  • Broad technical and softs skills training opportunities
  • A Service Desk ready to answer all your practical questions

Candidate profile


  • You completed at least a Bachelor in Control Systems (Mechatronics) or similar;
  • You have experience with PLC and HMI systems, preferably B&R;
  • You have experience with Structured Text coding language;
  • You have experience with C coding language;
  • You are a team player;
  • You have an analytical and accurate mindset;
  • You are an excellent communicator;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, spoken and written;
  • You are pro-active and have an “eager to learn” attitude


  • You have experience with motion & servo drives;
  • You have experience with Version Control Systems;
  • You have experience with Object Oriented Programming;
  • You have experience with Java and/or C++ coding language;
  • You have experience with OPC UA;
  • You have experience with build servers / automatic testing / CI;
  • You have experience with databases;
  • You have IT knowledge and skills;
  • You have knowledge of Agile/Scrum;
  • You have affinity with machine building.