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PLC Engineer (m/f/d)

Location: Düsseldorf Germany
Job ID: R0016079
Date Posted: Feb 21, 2023
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe GmbH (Germany)
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi is one of the world's leading companies in the electrical industry. Technical innovations for the future are our greatest challenge. The product range of our Group comprises more than 20,000 components and solutions. More than 325,000 employees help us continuously develop international standards and to distribute high-quality complex components and systems.

To support the team with these activities in the field of “Industrial Components and Equipment Group“ in our office in Düsseldorf we are looking for a team member as

PLC Engineer (m/f/d)

Industrial Components & Equipment Group


Your responsibilities:

  • Development of customer portfolio and business for Hitachi Automation systems (PLC and HMI) in the European market
  • Provide technical support for Hitachi PLC/HMI series based on CODESYS programming software
  • Assistance in customer PLC/HMI application design and offering consultation on best practice solutions
  • Customer visits and acquisition of demands for related inquiries to develop relations and increase cooperation for new projects
  • Technical clarification of customer issues with our head office in Japan

Your profile:

  • Deep knowledge in process automation/motion control systems
  • Wide experience in PLC programming with Siemens Simatic S7 and CODESYS base PLC (Schneider, ABB or EATON)
  • Solid experience in the following fields: Industrial Networks (Ethernet, PROFINET, EtherCAT, Modbus-TCP), HMI panels, SCADA
  • Machine Safety and Motion Control and Drives experience is a plus
  • University degree in Electrical Engineering, preferred branch of study Automation
  • Proficient language skills (verbal and written) in German and English
  • Proficient IT knowledge in standard systems (MS-Office)
  • Ability to work autonomously and self-dependently
  • High motivation and team working capabilities
  • Willingness to travel across Europe (about 20% of the time)


Some of our Benefits

In addition to a varied and autonomous area of responsibility in an innovative market, we offer you an attractive salary package with flexible social benefits as well as:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to 5 days extra per year
  • Company pension scheme with a fixed contribution paid by employer-only that can be toped up by employee if wanted
  • Commuting and meal allowance for all office placed employees
  • Cooperate benefits that offer special discounts for shopping, events, e-bikes etc.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours, and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

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