MES Technician

MES, automation, SQL, OPC, PLC, sequencing
Full Time
Depends on Experience

Job Description

Role:                                       MES Technician

Openings:                              2 – 4

Company:                              Warehousing and logistics company partnered with global automotive supplier

Components assembly:      Automotive exterior components

Location:                               Brownstown, MI

Type:                                     Direct Hire

Overtime Pay:                      Yes

Bonus:                                    yes, discretionary depending on personal and plant performance

Education:                             Associates Degree mandatory, preferably a Bachelor’s degree

Travel percentage:              5% (training)

Reports to:                            IT Manager

Start Date:                             First Spot starts Sept 2020, Second position starts in Dec 2020

Shift:                                       B & C Shifts available

Training:                                Train on 1st shift through January 2021, then when 2nd program kicks off, this person moves to other shift




Experience: 3+ years on factory floor REQUIRED


Overall Skill Set needed: (SQL/Experience with non SCADA based MES/experience setting up interactive workstations/knowledge of setting up OPC server/PLC communication/experience with report/dashboard development)



  • Support the implementation of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) projects, and updates at Company facility.
  • PLC Communication understanding and experience
  • Material flow understanding and experience
  • Sequencing experience and or understanding
  • Work with the IT Manager to define and discuss the MES user requirements with key representatives from quality, manufacturing, engineering and supply chain.
  • Participate in the integration test in order to test the MES interfaces.
  • Organize the training of the factory super users – participate in activities with the MES supplier to deliver documentation.
  • Troubleshooting on day to day basis and support after hours if needed.
  • Support the implementation and ongoing use of the plant floor applications.
  • Ensure the reliability and accuracy of all MES applications implemented at Company.
  • Writing DB documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions
  • Controlling access permissions and privileges.
  • Commissioning and installing new applications and customizing existing applications to fit business needs.
  • Installing and testing new versions of the DBMS.
  • Maintaining data standards.
  • Visibly leads and supports all client goals as set forth in objectives and targets.



  • 3+ years of experience with Associate’s or bachelor’s degree that relates to IT or factory Automation
  • Ability to work flexible hours/ On call rotation support including weekends
  • Good knowledge of MES and Automation in Manufacturing industry
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent understanding of Database systems
  • Manufacturing experience, high paced environment
  • Knowledge of MS Office, MS Project
  • Hands-on experience with MES Platform
  • Microsoft SQL Server basic knowledge
  • Experience with TCP/IP networks, bar code printers and scanners, RF data collection devices.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator a plus



The OPC server is a software program that converts the hardware communication protocol used by a PLC into the OPC protocol. The OPC client software is any program that needs to connect to the hardware, such as an HMI . The OPC client uses the OPC server to get data from or send commands to the hardware.



How to Apply:

Send your resume for consideration to Tamika Mareno:   (connect with me on LinkedIn:

Dice Id : 10207356
Position Id : LHP64
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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