Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Engineer

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Ottawa, OH, US, 45875

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 47627 

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This Role In Summary:

The Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Engineer will perform technical analysis activities, such as requirements gathering and performing gap analysis of user requirements against software functionality as well as defining and developing MES solutions. The MES Engineer will be working in a manufacturing environment and  responsible for production support, including troubleshooting, upgrading existing MES applications, and providing new application design and  implementation. The MES Engineer will provide manufacturing support utilizing statistical methods for continuous improvement and provide technical input and engineering support in problem resolution. The MES Engineer will work with the corporate MES team to implement and  support the roll-out of the corporate based MES systems. 


Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Implementation and support of AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) system at the Ottawa facility
  • Maintain and troubleshoot test systems at the Ottawa facility
  • Specify, design, develop (code), document, test and implement manufacturing execution systems.  
  • Operate in a team environment with minimal supervision and develop/configure code. 
  • Define functional requirements for the development of and modification to and/or new software for existing MES (Manufacturing Execution System) systems.  
  • Estimate the technical effort and cost required to implement MES solutions as well as proactively reporting on project progress against schedules.
  • Establish and update maintenance SOPs for existing software systems. 
  • Provide application support and maintenance on vendor provided MES systems for Quality, Materials and Production. 
  • Provide systems hardware support for the MFG data center and manage /support VMware environment. 
  • Research and apply OS and application patching/Fixes, security/patching and hardware refreshes for MFG servers and PC’s. Perform server maintenance, disaster recovery and backup of devices and databases. 
  • Provide hardware support/ maintenance of Industrial computer based hardware, Networking connectivity and supporting peripherals  (Scanners, Printers, etc) 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and application issues. 
  • Coordinate outages and work with the Whirlpool GIS (Global Information Systems) team to refresh hardware 
  • Troubleshoot and identify network issues and work with the GIS team to resolve them. 
  • Provided training as needed to application users. 


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Engineering
  • 2+  years of experience working with MES applications 


Preferred Skills and Experiences:

  • Understand SQL and be able to program and write custom queries, reports, custom labeling, web based reports, and displays
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills 
  • Must have leadership skills and customer-focused decision making 
  • Knowledge of programming in one or more of the following: VB, C#, ASP, JAVA, PL/SQL.
  • Knowledge of Database in one or more of the following: Sql Server, Oracle, DB2. 
  • Exposure to SCADA level Systems like Ignition, Wonderware, RSview 
  • Troubleshooting skills dealing with DB, software and functional processes.  
  • Knowledgeable with PLC/HMI systems. 



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