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PLC Control Systems Analyst

Department: Information Technology
Location: West Columbia, SC

  PLC Control Systems Analyst

 Position Summary


The ideal candidate for the PLC Control System Analyst role will be results driven, motivated by technical challenges and has excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills as well as demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills. This position will be based out of our Columbia, SC facility and be responsible for the following:



Primary Accountabilities:

NOTE: The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or most of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks



  • or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbents’ performance objectives as outlined by the incumbents’ immediate supervisor or manager.
    • Automation Support for Manufacturing Systems using Allen Bradley, Rexroth, and B&R PLC Systems
    • Primary area of concentration will be the Rockwell FactoryTalk Suite of products.
    • Provide technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new software requirements for projects and initiatives to support and enhance our existing systems.
    • Troubleshoot technical issues and identify modifications needed in existing applications to meet changing user requirements and business needs
    • Manage projects - defining scope, stakeholder analysis, objectives, timeline, testing phase, implementation and evaluation.
    • Write technical procedures and documentation for the applications including operations, user guide, etc.
    • Train users on new and existing programs
    • All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 5 Years PLC Programming experience on Allen Bradley Controllers
    • o   RSLogix, Compact Logix, Micrologix
  • Knowledge and experience with Rockwell FactoryTalk Suite including FactoryTalk View, FactoryTalk Historian, FactoryTalk AssetCentre, and the interconnections between them
  • Knowledge of Siemens, Rexroth and/or B&R PLC desirable
  • Electrical/Control System design.
  • Develop and apply PLC/DCS programming
  • Develop and apply HMI programming
  • Read and understand project related drawings including P&IDs
  • Write documents such as User Requirements, Functional Specifications, Detailed Design Specifications, etc.
  • Conduct full functional and Factory Acceptance Testing
  • Participate in and lead Startup and Commissioning of projects
  • Develop technical solutions and resolve project issues
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high pressure on-call environment with changing priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills with effective results focus within an information systems environment
  • Willingness to work on-call hours and over time/nights as needed
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

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