Welcome aboard BigJohn.Well stick with it because that skill set is highly valued in a lot of markets. The more experience you have the more job security you have.
I've had some PLC experience in my career path as well. They called us Automation Engineers at Dexter Shoe Company where I worked from 1998-2002. Most of my work consisted of gutting Italian shoe manufacturing equipment, looking at the schematics to figure out what they were doing and converting the whole business using Allen-Bradley PLC gear. Intersting and challenging work, and I learned to 'read' Italian.