PLC-Software Expert (Sorter & Material Handling)

Posting Date:  Jul 10, 2024

Nürnberg, Bavaria, DE Maia, PT

Business Area:  Supply Chain
Company:  Körber Supply Chain Logistics GmbH​

PLC-Software Expert (Sorter & Material Handling)

Your role in our team

You will be responsible for our PLC-Software Development, testing and integration of our PLC Sorter Library, consulting of the PLC Engineering team during the design and commissioning phase and the Know How transfer between development and engineering department.

This includes:

  • Development, standardization and ongoing improvement of our Software library, by using agile processes
  • Responsibility for the Software commissioning and testing during the Software development phase at either PLC internal simulation, at customer test center or at site
  • Consulting of the project manager during Design Phase, Software Engineering, Commissioning and Integration
  • Responsible to develop customer specific solutions in line with the library
  • Support and optimize the interface between Software parametrization process and Software generation tool chain
  • Support in the conversation of existing customer from S7 Classic to S7 TIA
  • Emulation of the implemented software using "Digital Twin" solutions
  • In case of new Software developments it is possible that site visits become mandatory
  • Closed co-operation with the Commissioning team during the integration phase of our sorting system is a normal working procedure


Your profile


  • Bachelor of electrotechnics or automation technology (or similar)
  • Experience technical team lead Software Engineering and/or commissioning/integration
  • Expert Knowledge of TIA-Portal, SW Engineering and Software architecture
  • Advanced Knowledge of profinet, asi-bus, profibus, CAN Bus, Ethernet TCP-IP
  • Advanced Knowledge of drive technology (Siemens / SEW)
  • Advanced Knowledge Siemens Fail Safe programming
  • Knowledge in HMI technology using WinCC
  • Knowledge in OPCUA communication between TIA PLC and plant SCADA system
  • Good understanding of IT-Infrastructure, high level Controls and Networks
  • Knowledge in emulation Software required. Our preferred emulation tool is Demo 3D
  • At least 3 years' experience in commissioning of complex automated plants (automated logistic sorting centers)
  • Allen-Bradley knowledge is an advantage
  • We are running an international team for our Software development, good skills in English language (spoken and written) are mandatory
  • Ability to work in a team with strong communication skills, also stress resilience, strong commitment to reach the business goals
  • Mobility to support worldwide customer projects


Your benefits


  • Secure job in a growing, future-oriented industry
  • “New Normal” with great options for mobile working
  • Attractive benefits through collective bargaining
  • Company pension scheme
  • Good connection to public transportation, on-site parking lot
  • Company catering
  • Company physician and social counseling
  • Various training programs


Can you see yourself in this profile? Then Körber is the right place for you. We look forward to getting to know you!

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Recruiter: Julia Höft
Job Req ID: 6483

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The Körber Business Area Supply Chain is part of the international technology group Körber with about 12,000 employees and more than 100 locations worldwide. We uniquely provide a broad range of proven, end-to-end supply chain solutions fitting any business size, strategy or appetite for growth. Our customers conquer the complexity of the supply chain thanks to our portfolio that includes software, automation, mail and parcel solutions, voice solutions, robotics, and materials handling – plus the expertise to tie it all together. Körber helps to manage the supply chain as a competitive advantage. Conquer supply chain complexity – with Körber.

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