(PLC) Software Engineer


Who is Sobatech ?

In short, Sobatech builds continuous dosing, mixing and proofing systems for the production of foods. To be precise, Sobatech is the worldwide ambassador of innovative continuous technology for the dosing, kneading and proofing of all kinds of foods (literally all kinds;)).

Gilian Lekner (Founder & Owner of Sobatech) spotted this possibility early in the 21th century. He immediately grasped the potential for energy and waste reduction in the food production when a constant and consistent flow of mass enters a production line.

Nevertheless, there is a difference in spotting a possibility and actually designing, manufacturing and commissioning equipment that delivers on these promises. For that reason, the history of Sobatech is a true story of ambitious developments and the creation of a continuous system that guarantees the delivery of a constant consistent end product; all day every day.

With a young and ambitious team of 12 members, Sobatech is continuously seeking for new and improved ways of producing foods.  Through a close cooperation with several research institutions, international business partners and customers, Sobatech is situated at the top of its market segment.

Together with our client, projects are delivered turn-key, taking full responsibility for the entire process consisting of engineering, production, commissioning, service and maintenance. Sobatech operates worldwide; some of our sales markets include, Europe, (South-) America, The Middle East and the far East.

Curious what you are going to do?

You are going to supplement the Sobatech team as a software engineer for complete (food) production lines as well as stand alone machines. You compile the production lines and together with the electrical and / or mechanical engineers you strive to deliver projects that exceed customers’ expectations.

As Sobatech values innovation more than anything, you are highly encouraged to assist in innovation by applying your critical thinking skills and constantly seek for better and more efficient ways of producing. Sobatech truly strives to solely deliver state-of-the-art production lines.

What are you taking with you?

–        You have completed a HBO degree in (for example) computer science with at least 4 years of relevant working experience
–        You (preferably) have experience with Allen Bradley PLC and Siemens PLC
–        You (preferably) have experience with Wonderware and Tia Portal
–        You (preferably) have experience with safety PLC programming in Allen Bradley and Siemens
–        You look with a critical eye to your own work and that of your colleagues
–        You are familiar with the process industry and have affinity with it
–        You master the Dutch and English language, both verbally as well as in writing
–        You are an independent team member
–        You are willing to, once in a while, travel internationally

What can you expect from us?

–       We offer the possibility of flexible working hours
–       We offer the possibility to follow training courses
–       We are ambitious and enthusiastic colleagues in a small but dynamic working environment
–       We offer a competitive salary depending on your specific knowledge and experience
–       We offer a varied job where your thoughts and ideas are truly valued
–       Loads of homogeneous kneaded snacks/sweets and chocolate;)

Does this suit you?

Please contact Patrick van Eck, our Senior Project Manager for more information (043-8882002). Do not hesitate and send your CV and motivation letter to We contact you back as soon as possible.

Continuous mixer tools
Continuous mixer tools
Continuous mixer (producing 10ton of dough per/hr)
Continuous mixer (producing 10ton of dough per/hr)


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