PLC Programmer

Location: Chattanooga,  Chattanooga , TN, 37405 

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Req. ID: 21633 



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




  • Assist more senior programmers with writing and debugging 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.
  • Assist more senior programmers with control programming of equipment and tooling to ensure completeness, safety, and functionality.
  • Train under the guidance and direction of PLC and Senior PLC programmers and provide them with support.
  • 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.
  • Program a system from the ground up following customer specifics.
  • Design effective and detailed HMI screens that are neatly arranged for ease in understanding by end user operators and technical staff.
  • Troubleshooting wiring problems using electrical prints and 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.
  • 1-2 years as a PLC Technician
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Advanced C, C++ or Java Programming Skills
  • Proficient with RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000 and FactoryTalk View Studio
  • Advanced PC Based Computer Skills
  • Experience with Motoman, Fanuc, Panasonic, and/or ABB programming structure
  • Electrical debug skills



 Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required frequently to work from ladders and scaffolds. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.



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 $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 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: Automation 
Section:  Lincoln Electric Automation, Inc (US76) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Job Segment: Programmer, Developer, Information Technology, Computer Science, Welding, Technology, Manufacturing