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Application Engineer, Industrial - IT

DATE2020-10-30
JOB FAMILYIS - IT
COUNTRYUnited States
LOCATIONTROY - MICHIGAN
CONTRACT TYPELong Term-At will
DIVISION Clean Energy Systems

 

JOB TITLE

JOB FAMILY

DATE

Application Engineer – Industrial, IS/IT

IS / IT

17/09/2020

 MANAGER TITLE (solid line)

FUNCTIONAL MANAGER TITLE (dotted line)

Regional Manufacturing Execution Systems Manager

Operations Manager, IS/IT

MISSION

 

The MES Systems Engineer is responsible for analysis, building, implementation and support of manufacturing shop floor information solutions and processes.  Job duties include requirements definition, systems analysis, application deployment and optimization.  Work performed in a fast-paced environment within tight time constraints.  Unusual hours and travel may be required.  This is a salary exempt position.

 

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

Organizational:

  • Analyze business requirements through user interaction or through project leader in order to translate requirements into design specifications and functional code:
  • Design and adapt the system to changing business processes and needs
  • Basic project management required for affected systems
  • Provide support to other positions as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
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Plant Support:

  • Support, modify and maintain current functional code
  • Participate in corrective actions, problem resolution, continuous improvement and quality assurance effort
  • Serve as second / third level support for plant floor systems as needed.
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System Troubleshooting/resolution:

  • Provide system analysis and design consulting services for projects as needed
  • Maintain and develop knowledge and skills relevant to current technologies and applications to proactively recommend solutions to business needs
  • Support and tweak MES software and user documentation
  • Resolve all performance problems and technical support issues via collaborative system troubleshooting
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Communication:

  • Maintain regular schedule of oral/written correspondence with team members and customers

 

Software Maintenance:

  • Perform regular database maintenance, query development and optimization to assure that performance and service levels are met
  • Perform and assure recurrent data integrity, validation and regression testing activities.

 

 

Training:

  • Must successfully complete all POAI required training
  • Must comply with all work rules, policies and procedures
  • Must comply with all safety rules and regulations
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Standards:

  • Ensure compliance of standards and procedures in the support of new programs or existing solutions including design documentation and test plans.
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ORGANIZATION

 

 

POSITION KEY INTERFACES (internal and/or external)

Internal

  • Regional IT Infrastructure Group
  • Industrial MDC Group
  • Plant IT / Automation Teams

External

  • Machine Build Suppliers
  • Software Development – Shop Floor

POSITION BACK UP

  • Regional MES Group

KEY MEASURES & FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

 

  • Plant Uptime
  • Regional Digital 4.0 projects
  • Helpdesk 24 Hour Ticket Resolution
  • Projects Deployment On Time / On Budget

PROFILE REQUIREMENTS

Personal Background

  • Professionalism
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Organizational Skills
  • Multi-Cultural Interaction

 

Job Technical skills

  • ASP.Net / VB.Net programming experience
  • Microsoft extended portfolio of development tools and applications
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of MS SQL query, maintenance
  • Ability to create and maintain documentation in accordance to industry standards and SDLC process requirements
  • Knowledge of OPC and shop floor communication protocols

 

Job Soft skills

  • General understanding of:  hardware infrastructure;  ERP, MES, quality, and manufacturing processes
  • Project Management knowledge and basic skills
  • Able to operate with minimal supervision towards optimal performance.
  • Knowledge of ERP, MES, SCADA, Historian, and other industrial software.
  • Knowledge of Automotive Standards Specifications
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure and ability to complete simultaneous tasks effectively to meet user and management imposed deadlines.
  • Must be legally able to work in the U.S. without any type of visa sponsorship or transfer now and in the future

 

Education Required:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering.
  • Microsoft VB.NET, ASP.NET, MS SQL, 3rd party web controls (Ex: Ajax) and high level language programming experience (4+ years)
  • Experience in manufacturing plant environment and interaction
  • Database concepts, SQL programming and data design / development (5-7 Years)
  • Solid communication skills with clients and co-workers (peer, phone, email, face-to-face)
  • Experience in software application development (5+years)
  • Experience with networking and communications is desired (3+ Years)

 

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