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MES Engineer

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Troy, MI
$90,000 - $130,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Sep 27, 2018
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The Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Engineer will design, plan, select, implement and support MES solutions globally. 
  • Exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.
  • Comfortable being on the floor, working closely with the manufacturing teams. Take a “hands-on” approach to all areas of molding, painting, assembly, and sequencing.
  • Participate in operations meetings at facilities where located and working on projects.
  • Maintain and update all MES systems
  • Work in conjunction with production, process, and automation, developing the most robust handshaking systems.
  • Develop the specifications on future projects that will have an MES system.
  • Determine how Engineering Changes (EC) in the MES will be managed and work with APQP on specific part number changeovers and proper execution where necessary.  This includes ensuring new product labeling changes and Initial product tagging systems.
  • Develop all custom reports, displays, and labeling updates as required.
  • Monitor assembly lines running an MES and be able to make on the fly decisions on how to manage live broadcasts running through those lines to minimize scrap and mismatch sequences through stations.
  • Prepare KPI information for monthly internal review.
  • Engage with senior leadership on projects, continuous improvements initiatives, and daily issues.
  • Follow timelines and keep Program launch checklists up to date for their required items.
  • Participate in open issues meetings and be able to speak to updates and timing.
  • Travel Internationally to plants in Europe and Asia
  • Continuously improve processes utilizing synchronous and lean manufacturing techniques to improve labor efficiencies and quality.
  • Assist in investigating customer and sequencing quality issues and implement corrective action plans to improve our products and processes. 
  • Review new technologies, benchmarking them against other Magna divisions, as well as, other manufacturing facilities to determine their relevance. 
  • A Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Information Technology.
  • Exposure to synchronous manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution systems, and some Knowledge of PLC/HMI systems.
  • Must understand SQL databases and be fluent in programming and writing custom queries, reports, custom labeling, developing web-based reports, and displays.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient computer skills a must (Word, Excel, Project, AutoCAD,Visview)
  • Specific experience with a third party MES application – i.e. Apriso , InSequence, Nysus, Solidat or other.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a minimal supervision and participate as a team player.