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PLC Programmer

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Schawk USA Inc. (US103)
Line of Business:  Saueressig Engineering

San Antonio, TX, US, 78219


The PLC Programmer works precisely and carefully to create machine software to safely operate the machine to meet customer requirements both in-house and at the customer’s site. This position also assists in the commissioning of machines and systems and responds to customer’s service needs. Cross-disciplinary work is required with all trades, external companies, suppliers, and manufacturers. The PLC Programmer diagnoses causes of malfunctions or failures and advises and helps implement corrective actions.


·    Independent creation of the machine and system software 
·    Programming / parameterization of drive controllers
·    Programming / parameterization of hydraulic controllers
·    Troubleshoot and solve any issues related to the equipment’s software
·    Respond quickly to any problem causing equipment down time
·    Collaborate with Project Manager to ensure equipment can meet its availability requirements
·    Keep accurate records of all work performed at the customer
·    Additional duties as assigned.


·    Completed training in electronics or mechatronics
·    Knowledge of PLC and HMI programming (S7, TIA Portal, or comparable)
·    Practical experience with pneumatic and hydraulic actuators
·    2+ years of previous machining and/or programming experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
·    Willingness to travel locally, nationally, and/or internationally
·    Service oriented – ability to work closely with the customer
·    Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with clients and colleagues across the organization
·    Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
·    Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting
·    Strong analytical, prioritizing, and problem-solving skills
·    Strong verbal and written communication skills
·    Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
·    Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook, & internet applications
·    Ability to work overtime as necessary




·    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk, hear and see.  
·    Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
·    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
·    Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
·    The noise level in the work environment may be high.
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Saueressig is a provider of premium rotogravure solutions and part of SGK. SGK is a global leader in the design of high performance marketing ecosystems, the creation of content that scales consumer experiences with brands, and the integration of technologies to enable collaborative digital networks. SGK is a Matthews International company.


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

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Nearest Major Market: San Antonio