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Control Systems Engineer

CPM Europe (120 employees, Zaandam) is a leading provider of process and equipment solutions for the oilseed, animal feed, recycling and bioenergy markets. CPM Europe designs, manufactures and sells both systems and individual production units. The extensive range of machinery including milling, conditioning and densification systems are used for processing bulk materials in the biomass industry, the production of animal feed, waste recycling and energy generation - all global industries that are growing strongly.

CPM Europe is a highly successful organisation in a niche market. The culture of the company can be described as international, ambitious and passionate. CPM Europe is member of the CPM group, which are world leaders in pelleting, particle size reduction equipment and automation. The CPM group has over 1,250 employees with facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

To facilitate further growth and development of CPM Europe’s automation activities, we are looking for a Control Systems Engineer.

Job description

The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for the realization and support of all CPM Europe control systems. The focus will be on PLC/HMI programming, involving sophisticated UI, process control and interlocking of industrial process controls to field equipment and to central control systems. Assume responsibility for the performance of the industrial process control systems in the field. You will be part of and have the back-up from a global team of Control Systems Engineers within the global CPM Automation Team (in Europe and US).

At CPM Europe, you will work in close cooperation with your colleagues within the Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and R&D departments. The function has a strong multi-disciplinary character. In combining state-of-art controls and data technology, with direct involvement in process optimisation and equipment design, we strive for maximum synergy.

As a Control Systems Engineer, you also take responsibility for the installation and commissioning of the control systems, in cooperation with the global CPM Automation Team and with the local Service & Commissioning department. You are the contact person for technical support of the ‘European’ CPM control systems.

Essential functions

  • Execute multiple automation projects from definition, design, documentation, implementation and testing, upto commercial release, commissioning and aftersales support.
  • Develop, design and test control functionality and execution in cooperation with the R&D-team.
  • Do some actual PLC and HMI programming, testing, project documentation and equipment listing.
  • Support commissioning (start-up), updates, trouble shooting and modification of control systems and relevant equipment, both remotely (phone, VPN connection) and on-site.
  • Support the Service & Commissioning department in (multi-disciplinary) problem analysis.
  • Diagnose problems with installed equipment and provide field support to customer locations.
  • Provide customer service assistance, to include consultation of installations, expansions, repairs, and training of customer personnel.
  • Interface with CPM Automation colleagues in UK and US, to enable global synergy of the developed control products.
  • Help with the development and preparation of documentation of operating procedures, testing and field service.
  • Develop programming standards related to CPM equipment, in order to create rapid deployments of products.
  • Supervise and inspect the installation, maintenance and performance of CPM equipment and the mechanical and electrical equipment that interfaces to our control systems.


  • At least a bachelor’s degree (‘HBO’) in Electrical/Automation Engineering, or an equivalent technical background.
  • Preferred 2 to 4 years of work-related skill, knowledge or experience.
  • Practical understanding and working capabilities with programming PLC logic and HMI screens and SCADA (e.g. Schneider M241, Pro-Face HMI & Scada, Siemens S7 etc.).
  • Intimate knowledge of PLC programming, regardless of PLC manufacture.
  • Intimate knowledge of data communication protocols (ModbusTCP, Profinet, Profibus etc.).
  • Understanding of industrial process control systems using PLC and PC based architectures, IIoT and Cloud-based services.
  • Knowledge of related hardware or capability to coordinate (outsourcing of) electrical engineering.
  • Understanding of practical application of process technology and mechanical engineering.
  • Good communication with other disciplines (Process, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering).
  • Good command of the English language and preferably Dutch (or you are willing to learn the latter).

Terms of employment

  • Excellent salary.
  • Challenging, self-steering job with a great degree of responsibility.
  • 27 days holiday.
  • Willingness and ability to occasional travel (mainly within Europe).
  • 13 days-off in connection with the reduction in working hours scheme.
  • 50% pension contribution.
  • Collective agreement (CAO) Metal and Electrical Sector.


For more information regarding CPM Europe ( or this position you can contact Fazia Hussainali, telephone number 075-6512695. We are looking forward to receiving your resume and motivation via

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