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lookin at this company

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by laup, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. laup

    laup Byte Poster

    I managed to get my cv off passed through mates to a certain individual at this company, trying to get on there IT Department.

    I asked what kinda role would they offer me, and i got replyed with this..

    "We do PLC and SCADA programming, with occasional VB embedded and maybe a bit SQL/Access and Xcel for databases and archiving data.

    We took on 3 graduates last year who knew bugger all and have started off from scratch.

    We as a company are looking for engineers with a modicum of intelligence, preferably College/Uni trained, who can pick things up quickly."

    Now i come to ask what is PLC & SCADA programming ??? It really sounds boring, could anyone shed any light on this.

    I am deffo finding it so hard to get a job in networking around norfolk way. ut i don't want to be taking.. well a really shite position just to get my foot in the door you know.
    Certifications: IC3,A+, N+, 70-270, CCNA
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    PLC - Programmable Logic Controller, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmable_logic_controller.

    SCADA - Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition

    Who told you IT was glamourous ? :biggrin

    Its likely to be the Control and Instrumentation industry that you are entering or automation. You will be likely working with embedded devices that do industrial control. It could be the control of train signalling equipment, power stations, manufacturing processes etc.

    Its where I got my first break, its an engineering heavy field, alot of people will really know their stuff, but yes it is not a glamourous field, and you might not get paid much, mind you if your finding it hard to get a job, beggers can't be....

    On the project I worked on we created an entire computer from scratch based around a motorola processor, we then wrote its own custom OS, one guy even wrote the whole TCP/IP stack from scratch using an old UNIX TCP/IP manual he found in a skip, priceless ! :biggrin
  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    It looks somewhat interesting. I guess we never really know unless we try things out ourselves. Who knows you might like and have a good experience.
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  4. Mitzs
    Honorary Member

    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    :eek: ok, I'm thinking we don't want any board people in charge of power plants. Now there on, now there off, now there on, now there off.... Oh what the hell I don't live over there. :biggrin :biggrin

    Good luck with the job hunt though laup. And just remember, not a lot of techs start out in their dream jobs. You will probably have to give some blood and rip out some hair like the rest of us before that sweet job comes along.
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  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    You got that right, I almost got put off IT from my first proper IT job. And I know a few people who did.

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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    They said this to you in those words? :rolleyes:
  7. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    I acutally installed out product in a gas powered power station in the UK, guy installing it couldn't understand what was wrong until I pointed out his power lead wasn't live....:biggrin

    I also got to visit Beijing while the place still had some charm to install it on a gas pipeline there, so maybe a little glamour ! :biggrin
  8. laup

    laup Byte Poster


    It's my mates dad, he just works there, but he aint too specific in what its all about.

    Im going to have a drink with him to see, I wanted to see what u lot thought of this type of role first :biggrin

    We'll see..
    Certifications: IC3,A+, N+, 70-270, CCNA
    WIP: CCDA/Job :>

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