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Manufacturing Execution Systems (IT) Engineer

Company: Kendrick Plastics
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

In this newly added role, the MES IT Engineer will lead the transition from multiple sources of legacy ERP and MES-related IT systems to a single source ERP MES, PLEX. Candidates for this role are seeking to build upon their existing technical expertise while leading a critical strategic initiative for the company. Through PLEX implementation, the MES Engineer will provide technical and project management leadership, collaborating among Kendrick leaders, PLEX, and the PLEX implementation provider. MES engineering is a cross-functional discipline that requires proportional knowledge in hardware and software development and their applications. Background in IT, MES, PLC's, SQL, SQL SER. Candidates should expect the following from the position: 35% MES development, 40% MES project management and 25% Operations IT support. Minimal travel will be required outside of the Grand Rapids, MI Headquarters. Candidates should consider flexible work hours and sharing in on-call support, including weekends. Job Duties: - - - - - - - -To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in a positive working environment. - - - - - - -To demonstrate problem solving skills in a culture that values continuous improvement. - - - - - - -Work with the IT Manager to define and discuss the MES user requirements with key representatives from quality, manufacturing, engineering and supply chain. - - - - - - -Organize and coordinate MES/PCS interface sessions with all automation suppliers - - - - - - -Organization and lead of the integration MES test interfaces ( ERP and PLC's) - - - - - - -Organize the training of the factory super users - coordinate efforts with the MES supplier to deliver documentation - - - - - - -Lead MES system integrator in term of scope, cost, quality and timing - - - - - - -Organize the training of the factory super users - - - - - - -Troubleshooting on day to day basis and support after hours if needed - - - - - - -Coordinate design efforts related to new system projects and support the implementation and ongoing use of these applications. - - - - - - -Ensure the reliability and accuracy of all MES applications implemented at plant. - - - - - - -Work with the System Administrators and Network Engineer to design and deploy a robust architecture that will facilitate growth of new applications being developed and deployed. - - - - - - -Writing DB documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions - - - - - - -Controlling access permissions and privileges - - - - - - -Capacity planning for new systems in conjunction with existing systems - - - - - - -Commissioning and installing new applications and customizing existing applications to fit business needs - - - - - - -Installing and testing new versions of the DBMS - - - - - - -Maintaining data standards - Related Work Experience: - - - - - - -Good knowledge of MES and automation in manufacturing operations - - - - - - -Problem-solving skills - - - - - - -Excellent understanding of database systems - - - - - - -Competency with Allen Bradley PLC's. -Able to go online and decipher logic and how it functions - - - - - - -Hands-on experience with MES Platform - - - - - - -Microsoft SQLServer knowledge and SQL - - - - - - - -Experience with TCP/IP networks, bar code printers and scanners, RF data collection devices. - - - - - - -Exceptional organizational and communication skills. Educational Requirements : Bachelor's degree, IT or Engineering fields. Compensation for this role is commensurate with experience. At Kendrick Plastics, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Kendrick Plastics believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Keywords: Kendrick Plastics, Grand Rapids , Manufacturing Execution Systems (IT) Engineer, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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