Where do you work?

A machine at Voortman Steel Machinery is so much more than some mechanical and electrical parts combined. In our areas of expertise we are known for our high end automatic production lines. The software that enabled these production lines makes us stand up from the crowd. Therefore we strive every day for newer, better and faster software solutions.

One of our objectives is to make sure that operators can do their work in the most efficient way possible. Due to our software solutions, their manual activities can be put to a minimum. At Voortman Steel Machinery we do this with a team of 20 Software Engineers, which all work on a bachelor/master level.

As a PLC Software Engineer you will be working in the team of PLC Engineers. For our newly developed machines you will be working closely with Voortman’s Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. Together you will decide how to solve each problem. With the team you will design and engineer the software in the office. In our factory, which is located just across the hall, you will be able to test your software on the machine for immediate feedback. Our PLC software is working with Beckhoff TwinCAT 2 and 3, which is based on Codesys. The software that makes our machines run is a combination of .NET and PLC. They are delivered as one package to the client.


Who are we?

At Voortman Steel Machinery we work with over 300 colleagues around the world. We invent and develop all type of solutions for our clients in the steel procession industry. We realize completely automated machinery for steel procession like drilling, drawing, plasma cutting etc. At our head office in Rijssen, the Netherlands departments like Engineering (R&D), Operations, Sales & Marketing and Project Management are all working on our machines. Our international offices focuses on Sales & Field Service.

What are we looking for?

We love to work with colleagues who are eager to learn, take initiative, are team players and take their energy to work. Overall you match the following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Master level
  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience as a PLC Software Engineer
  • Knowledge of Beckhoff/Codesys, structured text and OO programming is preferred
  • Due to the current composition of the team we are specifically looking for new colleagues who have a (basic) understanding of the Dutch language and culture. International candidates are very welcome, but we do require a legit working permit.

What do we offer?

  • A competitive salary, travel expenses and a solid pension plan
  • 27 + 5 holidays
  • Laptop
  • Extensive professional and personal development possibilities


Great, we would love to hear from you! Please send in your application through our website. Rather have a bit more information? Feel free to contact Patrick Aalders (Manager Software) or our Recruitment Team by phone: 0548 536373 or e-mail: werkenbij@voortmansteelgroup.com.

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