Job Details

Specialist PLC Programmer

Skopje 1000, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of | Skopje | Full-time

Job Description

  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems inlcuding PLC programs in the area of production plants and participation in innovation and efficiency improvement projects in the PLC programming environment.
  • Responsible for coordination and implementation of connections of new assembly systems and old systems to the MES assembly cockpit
  • Implementation and follow-up of the technical specification and implementation of efficiency improvement projects with a focus on mechanical and electrical systems with PLC programming
  • Provide advice/support/troubleshooting (leading or supporting) for problems in production with regard to automated optical tests (optical systems, camera...)
  • Creation of specifications and work instructions
  • Implementation and documentation of feasibility studies in relation to mechanical and electrotechnical systems with PLC programming
  • Participation in innovation or ratio/CIP projects in the production environment (global)
  • Implementation of work packages for projects in the production area (global, CIP, ratio, optimization, modification, transfer...) Focus on mechanical and electrical systems and PLC programming
  • Largely independent procurement of purchased components for the supervised work packages (in coordination with purchasing, suppliers, production)
  • Creation and further development of technical standards: focus on mechanical and electrotechnical systems with PLC programming
  • Preparing documentation for optimizations / modifications according to the specifications (e.g. circuit diagrams, programming,...)
  • Derivation of technical standards and responsible support of the standards for the various MES terminals
  • Providing support in qualification activities for modifications of automated systems


  • Secondary school degree or above in  Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering  and extended  with subsequent  advanced training (e.g. industrial master craftsman, technician). The position requires at least 5 years of professional experience in a comparable area of responsibility and in-depth specialist knowledge.
  • Experience  in the specification and implementation of electrotechnical systems
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the application and development of PLC and HMI programming, primarily Siemens
  • Comprehensive knowledge and many years of experience in relation to automation, electronics
  • Comprehensive knowledge in robot programming (e.g. Epson, Yaskawa) and servo drive technology (e.g. Bosch-Rexroth, Festo)
  • Good knowledge of the relevant standards (e.g. Machinery Directive, DIN EN 12100, ISO EN 13849, currently valid version)
  • Expertise in the application of troubleshooting methods in the production environment
  • Good knowledge in the validation/qualification of machines for medical and pharmaceutical products
  • Good knowledge/experience in managing (software) projects
  •  Experience in specifying and implementing optical inspection systems
  • Good IT user skills (e.g. MS Office, mainly Excel + PowerPoint)
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Stable, solid personality with strong leadership skills able to quickly establish credibility internally and externally
  • Strong communication skills both internally and externally utilizing networking and exchanging best practices
  • Possesses intercultural sensitivity and understanding, with the ability to work collaboratively an international business environment
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities, produce excellent work results and follow through on commitments.
  • Team player, Proactive, Well motivated
  • Willingness to international business travel within the first month of the employment 
  • Employment will be with our company in the Republic of North Macedonia

Additional Information

All applicants are considered without any regard to color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership, or any other legally protected status. Preference is given to hiring people with disabilities.

Why Gerresheimer Skopje?

At Gerresheimer Skopje, we offer a dynamic and inclusive work environment where you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our processes. We value our employees and provide opportunities for growth and career development. In addition, we offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.

We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our team!

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is the global partner for pharmaceutics, biotech, healthcare, and cosmetics with a very broad product range for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging solutions and drug delivery systems. The company is an innovative solution provider from concept to delivery of the end product. Gerresheimer achieves its ambitious goals through a high level of innovative strength, industrial competence and concentration on quality and customer focus. In developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Gerresheimer relies on a comprehensive international network with numerous innovation and production centers in Europe, America and Asia. Gerresheimer produces close to its customers worldwide with around 11,000 employees and generated annual revenues in 2022 of EUR 1.8bn. With its products and solutions, Gerresheimer plays an essential role in people's health and well-being.

Equal rights

All applicants are considered without any regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership, or any other legally protected status.

Interested? Apply today!