MES Application Architect


  • Manufacturing
  • Business requirements
  • MES
  • Automation
  • IQ
  • Supply chain management
  • Plant lifecycle management
  • Java
  • Product lifecycle management

Job Description

Location: Park City, IL
This position works out of our Lake County, IL / Columbus, OH/ Orlando, FL/ Bend, OR/ Dallas, TX/ Austin, TX or Temecula, CA locations in the Business Solutions & Services Plan/Build organization.

As the MES Application Architect, you'll have the chance to drive full manufacturing site transformations through software and automation solutions in the IT/OT environment for global manufacturing facilities. This position requires a blend of manufacturing knowledge, technical consulting expertise, and "hands on" builder/implementation skills. The Application Architect is responsible to design and develop manufacturing recipes through POMS software in the IT/OT environment for facilities across the company. The MES Application Architect will collaboratively develop, troubleshoot, and maintain a standard MES and automation architecture utilizing a strategic approach of industry standards with a focus on building re-useable, scalable solutions.

What You'll Work On:

• Works with business units, engineering, and infrastructure teams to design and build recipes and application integrations to align with business objectives.

• Act as subject matter experience with MES and industrial automation.

• Experience implementing robust manufacturing systems and processes

• Strong knowledge of supply chain management or manufacturing processes, having the ability to implement strategies to improve the efficiency of the process

• Understanding of integration between MES, PLM, ERP

• Experience with equipment integration and shop floor systems

• Experience with POMSnet recipe and base data update/creation

• Demonstrate end to end understanding of process flow, able to gather requirements, design, develop and build recipes

• Support site critical MES enhancement projects, including hardware upgrade, process streamline, architecture upgrade, recipe delivery, and testing coordination.

• Follow the Computerized Systems Validation process and Software Lifecycle (SLC) methodology to build and qualify/validate systems.

• Assess near-term needs and develop technical solutions; advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities

• Partner with the functional groups within the IT organization to communicate and clarify business needs, contribute to development of long-range system plans, and ensure products and services are aligned with business needs

• Serve as technical expert and leads technical staff to develop, test and implement significant new products, or operational improvements or devise new approaches to problems at the division/business unit

• Review, validate & enhance design, conduct performance monitoring and capacity planning; install, test and upgrade releases and associated products.

• Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelors Degree Preferred / 9+ years experience

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• At least 7 year's experience with C# or Java software development

• Experience with global scale manufacturing systems (POMSNet) development, integration, and support

• Strong skills in methods and technologies to support manufacturing data integrations (SQL, Web Services, data mapping, etc.)

• Experience with Oracle Pl/SQL, Label printers, Scanners Configuration and support

• Ability to apply knowledge and expertise to solve complex technical problems

• Proven ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions

• Knowledge and experience with all phases of Software Lifecycle (SLC) in a GXP environment

• Experience with IQ/OQ/PQ, authoring validation documents and execution

• 20% Travel Required


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