how to select the right PLC Design Engineer

Selecting the Right PLC Design Engineers

Hiring is one of the toughest challenges any company can face, either large enterprises or new startups. There is a great deal of know-how kind of experience when hiring a PLC Design Engineer, not all companies have the right processes that can warrant best hires.

At SupportFinity, we streamlined our processes and in-house standards to make sure of having one of the top world-class hiring processes. The magic mix of skills ingredients is what separates a great hire from a not-so-good one. We came to this conclusion through consulting top technical and HR experts in addition to our years of work and exposure with most sophisticated projects across almost all tech verticals and areas of expertise. So you get one of the best recruitment processes to hire a PLC Design Engineer.

As we have created and crafted a unique method of teams’ customization, we have also perfected our signature model of matching the right skills for our customers to hire either one PLC Design Engineer or a team of PLC Design Engineers. We have a long lasting belief in the power of data analytics in creating unmatchable results, thus, we apply our analytical models on our hiring process same as we do in our business model.

PLC Design Engineer Job Description Template

PLC Design Engineer

The PLC Design Engineer designs, programs, simulates and tests automated machinery and processes in order to complete exact tasks. The PLC Design Engineer typically are employed in industries such as car manufacturing or food processing plants, where robots or machines are used to perform specific functions.

  • The PLC Design Engineer programs and installs PLCs.
  • The PLC Design Engineers designs, programs, simulatse and tests automated machinery and processes in order to complete exact tasks.
  • The PLC Design Engineer is responsible for automation and controls system design, specifications, programming, simulation, testing, as well as start-up assistance.
  • Assists in developing a functional description of the automation solution such as the control scheme, alarms, HMI, reports, and others.
  • Calibrates, troubleshoots, tests, repairs, and improves sensing, measurements, and actuation devices.
  • Assists in defining the data structure layout and data flow model.
  • The PLC Design Engineer provides detailed documentation to clients on systems designs and programming.
  • Performs other duties or work with other technologies as necessary.

  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing automated control systems in an emergency and corrective maintenance capacity within a production environment.
  • Experience with Electrical and Controls knowledge, skills, and troubleshooting required; programming and troubleshooting experience.
  • Strong working knowledge and use of software, tools, and procedures needed to repair precision electro-mechanical machinery successfully is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot equipment and correctly identify required repairs.
  • Prior experience in the successful selection, justification and installation of capital equipment.
  • Working knowledge of driving a testing culture in agile software development.
  • Ability to assess software changes for risks and potential impacts.
  • Expertise in at least one high level programming language.

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Skills Matrix at SupportFinity

These are sets of the must have skills that we care about and put as top requirements needed for hiring first class PLC Design Engineer.

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Language aptitute metric at SupportFinity
Language Aptitude
We receive requests of hiring from candidates among more than 100 countries. As we bring skills from each and every place in the world, we make sure we have the right match of language proficiency with our clients' requirements. Your PLC Design Engineer or team of PLC Design Engineers will have the needed level of language knowledge you expect, each candidate passes through our language tests that warrant at least a good command of reading, writing and speaking of the languages our clients ask for.

We know that communication starts from speaking common languages, thus we put this aspect as a first factor in our selection process, we do not proceed with hiring for PLC Design Engineer before making sure that the candidate passes the language ability tests first.
Communication Quality metric at SupportFinity
Communication Quality
The next level of screening we perform at SupportFinity is the communication quality, in this stage we make sure that the PLC Design Engineer can deliver high quality of communication; especially on the technical aspects of the job. We conduct our assessments to cover multiple aspects of communication quality, such as:

The ability of self-explanation ( writing – speaking )

The ability of describing problems structurally and technically ( writing & speaking)

The ability of explaining ideas, situations and problems ( reading, writing & speaking)
Personality tests at SupportFinity
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