PLC engineer

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PLC engineer

Our offer

  •   An international environment
  •  40 annual holidays
  •   Collective insurances
  •   Company profit share

We ask

  •   Education in electrical engineering, industrial automation or mechatronics
  •   2-5 years of experience
  •  Social skills
  •   English language

  Breda, the Netherlands
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What does your typical workday look like?

Are you a PLC engineer who can direct an orchestra of robots?

The latest robotics and complex lines and the opportunity to learn infinitely. Even with your considerable experience, you can discover more and grow more as a PLC engineer at VDL Steelweld. From China to America, you will build lines all over the world for such A-brands as Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo and BMW. We are the only system integrator in the automotive industry in the Netherlands.

For a better life for you and your family, join us in Holland and develop your international career.

Connect to PLC engineer

We are looking for a PLC engineer who points our robots in the same direction. You can do this because you are not just a programmer; you understand how robots think.

Our robots need your guidance because you:

  • dare to work with a production line full of the latest robots;
  • are itching to dive into complicated cases;
  • think working abroad offers wonderful opportunities;
  • work hard and don't mind putting in the extra time (certainly not in exchange for extra free time);
  • already have a fully automated house.

For the job of PLC engineer, you already have the following:

  • at least 2 to 5 years of experience as a PLC programmer or PLC engineer (for example, in the machine building or process industry);
  • an University of Applied Science degree in electrical engineering, industrial automation or mechatronics;
  • experience with PLC software systems, such as Siemens S7/TIA, Allen-Bradley RSLOGIX;
  • good communicative and social skills;
  • good communication across borders (at least English).

Opportunities abound at VDL

“The best kept secret of Brabant”. We don't want to blow our own trumpet, but we often hear this from people who visit us at VDL Steelweld. We are part of one of the largest family companies in the Netherlands, and we primarily focus on automation in the automotive industry. To be precise, we are the only system integrator in the automotive industry in the Netherlands. This gives you and your robots the opportunity to work globally for such A-brands as Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo and BMW. How cool will it be to be able to say to your friends, “I had a hand in building that car”?

VDL Steelweld is part of the larger company, VDL Groep. Yet it does not feel that way. Our flat organisation means you are one of us, and you will certainly not be treated as a number. Your supervisors are also your colleagues, and they will always be open to your input and ideas. Whether you work from Breda or you build lines anywhere else in the world, you will be working with colleagues who are just as good in their profession as you. They also understand not to disturb you when you are programming.

The following conditions are hardwired into our organisation:

  • a good starting salary per month;
  • an initial one-year contract. If neither party has any hesitations, a permanent contract will follow;
  • a daily allowance when you work on site;
  • 40 days off a year;
  • a very favourable overtime arrangement;
  • an excellent pension scheme;
  • travel allowance:
    • to and from Breda;
    • travel and accommodation will be reimbursed when working on site. Meals will also be reimbursed;
  • an excellent pension scheme;
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • flexible working hours:
    • In Breda you start work between 7:00 am and 9:00 am, and your working day ends between 3:45 pm and 5:45 pm;
    • on site, you will largely determine your own working hours;
  • a profit share scheme at the end of the year;
  • collective insurances including health and car insurance;
  • internal training, growth and development opportunities.

Can we program the robots for your arrival?

Our state-of-the-art robots are waiting for you! Shall we reserve a laptop and book tickets for you? Apply with VDL Steelweld before [date] via the button below. à before Friday 29 March 2019 via the ‘apply’ button.

Do you have any questions about this vacancy? I can help you immediately. Contact me at 0031 6-12498578 or You can also find more information at

The following conditions are hardwired into our organisation

  •   a good salary per month

  •   a permanent contract after an initial one-year contract

  •   a daily allowance when you work on site

  •   8% holiday allowance

  •   a profit share scheme once a year

  •   a very favourable overtime arrangement

  •   40 days off a year

  •   an excellent pension scheme

  •   collective insurances

  •   travel allowance

  •   internal training and growth opportunities

  •   flexible working hours

" VDL Steelweld provides me the opportunity to use my knowledge in a challenging and friendly environment. "

Talib Hussain

Designer E

Why this is(‘nt) your job?

  • Better life for you and your family
  • Build a career
  • Responsibility
  • Serious challenge
  • Don’t want to move to The Netherlands
  • Doesn’t like to travel
  • No ambition
  • No English

You can work in 9 countries

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Slovakia, Spain,
United Kingdom, United States, China and Sweden.

Application procedure


You apply to the vacancy.


Call with our recruiter.

First job interview (Skype)

The hiringmanager invites you for a skype call.

Second interview (Live)

If the first interview was positive, you'll be invited for a live interview.

Job offer

Everyone still enthusiastic after the second interview? Then you'll receive a job offer.

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