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MES Solution Architect

MES Solution Architect

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Responsibilities – What you will do:

  • Be a key subject matter expert and lead consultant in delivering overall Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) solutions, both pre-sale and post-sale.
  • Work with our sales team to win orders as a technical expert.
  • Conduct detailed workshops with customer subject matter experts to analyze and document manufacturing processes.
  • Collaborate with appropriate customer contacts to define existing data flows, analyze organizational structures, and identify client needs while closing data ‘black holes’ within their production processes.
  • Assess the customer’s current architecture and processes to define/document functional and technical solutions required to implement an MES in the customer’s environment.
  • Deliver and conduct training sessions to customers (remote or at client locations) and provide ongoing instruction and guidance related to installed IT solutions (network, database, etc.).
  • As a lead consultant, provide direction for implementing the solution to the solution engineers.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues that arise during implementation of their software software.
  • Specify/approve/assist development of customer-specific software modules (customizations).
  • Use the data collected by the MES solutions, working with customers to identify opportunities, and implementing changes that improve manufacturing processes and/or reduce costs, using your knowledge in engineering, production equipment, processes, quality and design standards.
  • Confer with customer engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.
  • Strategize with and advise customers regarding our software products that could improve and enhance production operations.
  • Work on multiple projects at a time – either as the subject matter expert for a certain part of the system or the lead consultant for the overall solution
  • Be a technical leader by learning our latest product information as well as providing manufacturing-specific technical expertise and related support, for the benefit of our customers, sales team, and other technical team members.
  • Spend Monday and Tuesday in our office to collaborate with your peers.

Qualifications – What you will bring:

  • Strong experience regarding manufacturing processes and production logistics.
  • Proven work experience of 5+ years with MES software solutions or related plant-wide solutions.
  • Broad, practical IT knowledge base (networking, database, remote access)
  • Experience introducing software systems into manufacturing environments.
  • Highly effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills in English language required.
  • Capable of advising and interacting effectively with upper-level management, manufacturing engineers and operators at client companies.
  • Strong organizational/time management skills. Previous project management experience is a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% on average.
  • Exceptional levels of reliability, flexibility, self-motivation, collaboration, and initiative.
  • Professional personality, appearance, and work results.
  • US Citizen or Green card holder.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/German is a plus.
  • Scripting/coding experience (C#/JSON/REST) is a plus.

Benefits of being part of the Team

  • Our client are an owner-managed, independent, and growth-oriented company.
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision paths
  • A passionate, hard-working, yet fun-loving and competitive team to work with
  • Quarterly incentive (based on company results and personal goals), paid monthly.
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick days.
  • 401(k) & Roth 401(k) plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
  • Basic Life Insurance – Company paid.
  • Short Term Disability – Company paid.
  • Voluntary Ancillary Programs: Long Term Disability, Identity Theft Insurance, Legal Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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