PLC Programmer

Date: Jun 28, 2021

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37405

Company: Lincoln Electric


Tenessee Rand, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, is a full service automation integrator. We provide engineering, machining, and integrated robotic systems with core competencies in advanced welding system design, high-quality weld fixtures, robotic integration, process automation, and ongoing service and support.

Req. ID: 19185 


PURPOSE: Provides technical support, creates new programs, and researches new avenues of technological improvement and advancement for all automated systems. The PLC programmer will also test and debug source code, provide onsite technical support and field service for customers.




  • Write and debug effective and safe control programs that meet the requirements of the end user and the expectations of Tennessee Rand.
  • Maintain the quality of equipment shipped.
  • Follow Tennessee Rand Build Standards and Tennessee Rand Technical Guidelines, including deviation lists that may be provided to allow for customer specifications or requirements.
  • Ensure control programming of equipment and tooling is complete, safe, and functional.
  • Provide training and guidance to less experienced PLC technicians and programmers.
  • Meet requirements for internal runoffs, safety inspections, and other quality control procedures.
  • Clear communications with Project Management staff and supervisors on issues that may come up.
  • Design effective and detailed HMI screens that are neatly arranged for ease in understanding by end user operators and technical staff.
  • Lead projects and make sure everything is done on time and to the customer’s specifications.
  • Debugging of electrical systems as needed for operation of all machines.
  • Communicating with robot programmers on what is needed from them to make a project run smoothly.
  • Travel 40%+ including overnight.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechatronics, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.  An Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent with experience will be considered
  • 2+ years’ experience in PLC Programming or as a Junior PLC Programmer
  • Superior communications skills
  • Advanced C, C++ or Java Programming Skills
  • Highly proficient in all Allen Bradley software
  • Able to adapt to other PLC and HMI programs (ie. Siemens, Automation Direct, Mitsubishi, Omron)
  • Experience with RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000 and Factory Talkview
  • Advanced PC Based Computer Skills
  • Novice level experience with Motoman, Fanuc, Panasonic, and/or ABB programming structure
  • Electrical Debug Skills

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Lincoln Electric is a $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world. With operations in over 40 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. 

As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!

Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.

Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Engineering 
Section:  Tennessee Rand, Inc. (US77) 



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