PLC Programming Manager

Are you ready to join our team?

Are you motivated to be a part of an industry-leading organization alongside a talented team of individuals? Are you looking to join a company offering opportunities to develop your skills and grow your career? If you join Valiant TMS, you’ll be part of a company that embraces diversity and provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Valiant TMS is a global company powered by people working together to be the most trusted partner in delivering intelligent automation solutions. To remain at the forefront of innovation, we need skilled and determined people that deliver results.

We are seeking a PLC Programming Manager who is focused on world-class technology.

The PLC Programming Manager is responsible for defining the strategies and leading the tactical efforts of the PLC Programming Team in support of the vision to establish Valiant TMS as a world-class integration, installation and launch organization in the BIW System Automation Industrial sector. As the technical leader of the PLC programming team, the Manager will cultivate technical expertise and drive continuous improvement, supply human resources for project execution, enhance staffing capacity and utilization, and ensure work generated by the team is of the highest quality.

What you’ll get to do

  • Cultivate operational excellence across technical, cost, timing and quality functions
  • Assign PLC programming staffing to projects and maintain high utilization across all projects and locations
  • Provide technical expertise, establish competency, and benchmark technologies which are state of the art
  • Improve processes to be more effective and efficient through technology and analytical skills
  • Establish, document, and maintain best practices (technical libraries) and increase standardization
  • Serve as cost center lead, forecasting necessary funding and manage to an approved budget
  • Provide timely response to Valiant TMS hot-line calls that are related to PLC Programming, including responding to or delegating response to calls and coordinating applicable actions
  • Coach, mentor and appraise workforce, including supporting individual development planning
  • Collaborate with global Valiant TMS teams to enhance capability and project support
  • Cultivate and secure external staffing resource relationships to support periods of peak demand
  • Track and establish KPIs, targets, goals and organizational objectives
  • Develop and maintain continuous improvement initiatives and processes
  • Participate in special assignments, such as presentations, technical sales support, accompanying customers on plant tours, training, order follow-up and in-plant equipment review
  • Perform content review for projects for integration, development and improvement

What you bring

  • Completed degree/diploma in a Controls, Electrical or Robotics program
  • 5+ years of direct experience in robotics or PLC debugging in a machine-build environment
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Functional understanding of automated production systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel to company and customer facilities globally
  • Experience leading both people and projects

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work alongside, and learn from, a highly skilled team of professionals who are consistently recognized among the best in the industry
  • Competitive health, dental, vision, employee assistance, and wellness benefits, beginning on the first day of employment
  • Matching contribution pension plan
  • Internal development and promotion opportunities, both locally and globally
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Social events and community engagement
  • Customer and other marketplace discounts
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment