Lödige Systems Middle East is looking for an

Automation / Controls PLC Engineer

supporting Automated retrieval and Storage (ASRS) & Material Handling Systems installed across GCC and North Africa, based in Qatar.

Doha, Qatar

The Field Controls Engineer will be part of the controls team that supports the company’s projects in the region, on field, with a range of activities including commissioning, service, and breakdowns. 

Work Responsibilities

  • Complete control system setup, pre-commissioning, and commissioning tasks, including starting and running checks.
  • Troubleshoot systems (reading and analysing control logic, controller configuration, field wiring check and verification, etc.) & perform relevant root cause analysis at the site.
  • Creation of the required technical documentation, including red mark up of drawings, updating the code to match the field requirements with comments etc. 
  • Possess the capacity to learn new things as needed to complete projects and stay current with new systems and technology.
  • Understand client requirements including quality targets and implications on method of performing activities.
  • Abide by customer standards, establish, and maintain positive working relationships with relevant business and their partnering teams and external parties. 
  • Be capable of proactively driving team performance on site and addressing areas for improvement before they impact team morale or the company brand.
  • Possess the capacity to impart information to customer operations teams.
  • Identify, define, and implement Field Service best practices, and be responsible for developing and implementing world-class Field Service standards in all aspects of work.

Technical Expertise Required

  • SIMATIC S7-1200F, S7-1500F fail-safe PLC Systems and WinCC SCADA System. (S7-400 and S7-300 are an added advantage).
  • Solid understanding of protocols like Profinet, Profibus, Telegrams & other protocols such as ASi, IO-Link, BACnet, etc. 
  • Experience or basics of Drives (VFDs) from Siemens / SEW is an added advantage. 
  • E-plan / AutoCAD Electrical skills are advantageous.
  • Solid grasp of reading, understanding of electrical drawings. 
  • Experience in conducting Pre-FAT, FAT, and SAT Activities. 
  • Creation & understanding of Functional Design Specification Documents. 
  • Knowledge of installations and safe work with 400VAC & 24VAC/DC systems. 

General Skills Required

  • Around 2 to 5 years of experience in Controls Field with relevant education qualification. 
  • Experience in Material Handling System and ASRS system is advantageous.
  • Be able to work in a single-person capacity and without supervision with a proactive attitude towards self-management, ensuring you are within key targets and goals.
  • Previous experience in commissioning and or troubleshooting control systems for Siemens automation systems.
  • Previous experience with Motion controls (VFD, Motor Starters, Encoders, etc.).
  • Familiarity with range of field sensors.
  • Excellent customer focus and good communication skills.
  • Flexible attitude to travel; requirement to travel on short notice for emergency services & on extended planned commissioning roles in the Middle East and North Africa Region. 


Looking for a change towards a positive and rewarding career which is full of explorations?

Please send your CV to lsme.admin@lodige.com, stating your availability, present and expected salaries. Applicants who do not receive notification or an invitation for interview within 4 weeks may consider their application unsuccessfully.

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