Senior Automation Engineer

Senior Automation Engineer.

Senior Automation Engineer



CHF100000 - CHF140000 per year




Automation engineer

I am looking for a seasoned Senior Automation Engineer (PLC focus) to join my client's dynamic team in Zurich. In this challenging position, you will play a key role in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of automated control systems based on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

Your responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain PLC-controlled control systems for industrial applications.
  • Analyze process requirements and translate them into PLC control logic.
  • Program PLCs (e.g., ladder logic, structured text, function block diagram).
  • Configure and troubleshoot HMI/SCADA systems for process monitoring and control.
  • Integrate and test automation systems with other equipment and control systems.
  • Create and maintain detailed technical documentation for automation systems.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and automation trends.

Your profile:

  • Completed studies in electrical engineering, automation technology, mechatronics or a related field (Master's degree or equivalent experience preferred).
  • At least 6 years of professional experience as a PLC automation engineer in an industrial environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of PLC hardware and software including IEC 61131-3 programming languages.
  • Experience with various PLC brands (e.g., Siemens, Rockwell Automation, Allen-Bradley).
  • In-depth knowledge of industrial automation concepts and protocols (e.g., Profibus, Modbus, Ethernet/IP).
  • Experience with HMI/SCADA systems (e.g., Siemens WinCC, Wonderware) will be seen as an advantage.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • German native speaker required.

Our benefits:

  • Attractive salary and benefits package.
  • Exciting and challenging tasks in an innovative environment.
  • Work in a dynamic and growth-oriented company.
  • Integration into an experienced and highly motivated team.
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development.

Are you a highly motivated and results-oriented Senior Automation Engineer with deep PLC expertise and a passion for automation? Then apply now!

Darwin Recruitment AG is a Zurich based, SECO licensed, privately owned subsidiary of Darwin Professional Staffing Group Ltd (a Global IT Recruitment Consultancy).

Darwin Recruitment AG manages client relationships whilst also utilising Darwin Professional Staffing Group databases and networks to source Candidates and fulfil client requests.

We do not ask for a placement fee from Candidates/Employees.

If you wish to contact a specialist regarding this role, or your job search in general, please contact +41 (0)43 456 29 09

Luke Driscoll

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