Plant MES (Manufacturing Execution System) Enginee
Job Opportunity at Apple & Assoc. Inc

Posted on Apr 15

http://www.appleassoc.com    +1 (803) 932-2000

Location: Kearney, NE
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4152845

Provides technical support for the site IT department in the area of manufacturing execution systems and other plant IT systems.  This associate will be tasked with system design, configuration, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of MES (Manufacturing Execution System) systems and plant data collection systems.  This will include such systems as MIDL (Machine Information Data Logger), MESI (Manufacturing Execution System Interface), FTTM (Rockwell FactoryTalk Transaction Manager), FlexNet Apriso, SPC (Statistical Process Controls) and all other data collection systems as identified.  The associate will work closely between IT and engineering in the installation, qualification and validation of new and existing MES systems.  The associate will aid IT and facilities, as needed, in the support of any IT based plant physical security systems.  The associate will also share job functions with the IT team including application support and projects as assigned.  

The primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: 
Leads teams working with business partners to evaluate business processes and identify opportunities for applying technology, particularly around machine data collection and manufacturing execution systems 
Makes recommendations for future expansion of new systems and technologies that improve performance, availability, service and management of the data collection systems. 
The maintenance and safekeeping of operational services of the plant manufacturing execution system and other MES related applications, procedures and functions.  
Implementation, optimization and support of systems to collect and analyze manufacturing related information with focus on existing and further MES and SPC systems. 
Continuous improvement of systems in collaboration with the MES, SPC and other plant systems.   
Work with IT Site Business Relationship Mgr to set priorities and plan the strategic growth of site’s data collection and MES systems. 
Work closely with engineering, QA, facilities and other functional areas to support their IT based applications and projects.   
Monitor all assigned systems, ensuring appropriate maintenance and system repairs are completed in a timely manner.  Document all issues and associated resolutions. 
Work closely with IT teams-, HCL and Capgemini for completing job responsibilities.  Ensure adequate cross training between IT team members and IT MES Engineer so all IT associates are cross trained to perform others daily tasks. 
Comply with all IT department and Corporate IT policies. 

Minimum education is AA with 3 years experience in Manufacturing Data Collection or Manufacturing IT 
MUST have knowledge of Manufacturing Execution Systems 
Must know PLC Ladder Logic 
Must know buildouts of Data collection management 
Must know Allen Bradley, Asset Center and Factory Talk 
Must know SQL Server 
Auto Desk, SolidWorks or AutoCad is a preferred skill 
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