PLC Engineer

Do you want to be part of a young fast-growing organization with international plans? Do you get energy from contributing to innovative improvements in the field of software for the control and automation of our cleaning robot? Do you enjoy working in an environment where you get the freedom to shape your ideas? Have you gained some experience in a similar position? Then quickly read our vacancy for PLC Engineer!


Our engineering department is divided into two departments: Software Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The Software Engineering Department is responsible for all the software within Fleet Cleaner. The Mechanical Engineering department’s responsibilities include the mechanical design of the cleaning systems and inspection drones. Within the Engineering department, innovative input is valued and there is the opportunity to work on many different types of engineering.

Your role

Fleet Cleaner’s goal is to fully autonomously clean ships in the world’s largest seaports and we could really use your help. As PLC Engineer you contribute to the software used in our remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and within our control room from where our ROVs are controlled. The software is developed in TwinCAT (Beckhoff).

Our innovative cleaning plant runs 24/7 and consists of a combination of very different technologies (hydraulics, sensors, filtration systems, marine systems, generators, etc.) all connected through the above software.

You will also contribute to maintaining network devices, providing software support for system failures and commissioning upgrades to our systems.


The duties of a PLC Engineer will include the following:

  • Designing, configuring, programming, testing, implementing and managing TwinCAT software for the control systems and automation of our cleaning plants;
  • Designing, configuring, programming, testing, implementing and managing TwinCAT software for the control room from which our cleaning installations are controlled;
  • Maintain network devices (think of setting IP addresses, maintaining documentation software etc.);
  • Provide software support for system failures;
  • Commissioning upgrades to our systems.

What do we offer you?
We are pleased to offer you the following terms of employment for the role of PLC Engineer:

  • Market conform salary and good fringe benefits;
  • 25 vacation days for full-time employment;
  • Participation in the Fleet Cleaner pension scheme;
  • High level of responsibility within a short time and room to make a big impact within the company;
  • Opportunity to grow with a rapidly expanding company;
  • A well-prepared lunch and a pleasant Friday afternoon drink at the office.

To perform the role of PLC Engineer well, we ask the following:

  • HBO education in the direction of Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Software Engineering or similar;
  • Three years of experience as a PLC Engineer or similar position;
  • It is an advantage if you have knowledge of Python;
  • It is an advantage if you are skilled with electronics (reading drawings, connecting etc.).

About Fleet Cleaner
Fleet Cleaner has set a new standard for ship cleaning, with an ambition to establish a global network of inspection stations and cleaning facilities. We are a growing team that is continuously improving and expanding our innovations. In doing so, we are currently operating three cleaning installations in Europe’s largest seaports and a fourth is on the way.

If you are interested or have any questions about this position, please fill in the form below or contact our HR Advisor by emailing If you have any questions, you can also mail to this mail address or call +31 6 24778397. We look forward to meeting you!

Contact our HR Advisor

John van Etten
tel: +31 6 24778397

Apply now

If you are interested in this position, please send us your resume and cover letter using the application form on the right or by emailing