PLC programmers: highly specialised experts for programmable logic controllers
Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) control the functions of machines and plants by means of own inputs and outputs and special operating systems. They can be integrated with other applications and are especially applied in the field of control and regulation technology.
Which opportunities do PLC programmers have on the labour market?
Many PLC programmers originally come from a different field, such as information technology, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. Although there is no specific vocational training for PLC programmers, it is possible to obtain certain related qualifications. In the light of the digitalisation of the economy and the resulting strong demand for experts of control and regulation technology, this is highly recommended.