Hey everyone, this is my first day taking the PLC course on Udemy. I can’t help but wonder if its going to be useful for me. I’m an Industrial Robotics Maintenance Tech (Apprentice) and as I’m going through my apprenticeship, I’m trying to set short term and long term goals for myself. My ultimate goal at this company is to get into engineering as a Robot Engineer. A couple of people have suggested that I dip my toes in PLC and learn a bit about it, while some say I need to be extremely good at PLC and I’ll be working with Ladder Logic more than the Robots themselves. I guess I have an idea about what I need to know and do, but I’m really looking for opinions and suggestions and don’t want to share them just yet, so I don’t influence others’ answers.
I suppose what I’m trying to ask is should I devote more time to learning PLC if I’m aiming for Robot Engineer or should I focus more on other things. I’m open to suggestions, constructive criticism, and hearing about everyone’s personal experiences in the field.