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MES Engineer

Job Number:  7619
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Engineered Glass - South Plant
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Holland, MI, US



Job Number: 7619 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Engineered Glass - South Plant 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Holland 


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.

Role Summary

Manage and lead the implementation of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) projects, updates at Magna EGH. Provide aggressive leadership that provides timely direction, guidance and interface between both sites. Become a project “Champion” for MES at EGH sites. This will include following corporate standards to ensure maximum implementation success at the factory to meet automation and business requirements.

The MES engineering is a cross-functional discipline that requires proportional knowledge in hardware and software development and their applications. Background in IT, MES, PLC’s

Key Responsibilities

Work with the MES Manager to define and discuss the MES user requirements with key representatives from quality, manufacturing, engineering and supply chain.
Organize and coordinate MES/PCS Interface sessions with all automation suppliers
Organization and lead of the integration MES test interfaces ( ERP and PLC’s)
Organize the training of the factory super users – coordinate efforts with the MES supplier to deliver documentation
Manage MES system integrator in term of scope, cost, quality and timing
Organize the training of the factory super users
Troubleshooting on day to day basis and support after hours if needed
Coordinate design efforts related to new system projects and support the implementation and ongoing use of these applications.
Ensure the reliability and accuracy of all MES applications implemented at EGH Systems.
Work with the System Administrators and Network Engineer to design and deploy a robust architecture that will facilitate growth of new applications being developed and deployed.
Writing DB documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions
Controlling access permissions and privileges
Capacity planning for new systems in conjunction with existing systems
Commissioning and installing new applications and customizing existing applications to fit business needs
Installing and testing new versions of the DBMS
Maintaining data standards


Key Qualifications/Requirements

Required: 5+ years of experience with Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree that relates to IT or factory Automation

Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator a plus

Three Years work related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.  Work experience combined with current schooling towards degree will be considered.


Ability to work flexible hours/ On call support including weekends

Good knowledge of MES and Automation in Manufacturing industry

Problem-solving skills

Excellent understanding of Database systems

Ability to prioritize

Manufacturing experience, high paced environment

Knowledge of Office, MsProject

Competency with Allen Bradley PLC’s.  Able to go online and decipher logic and how it functions

Experience with Ignition

Hands-on experience with MES Platform

Microsoft SQLServer knowledge

Experience with TCP/IP networks, bar code printers and scanners, RF data collection devices.

Exceptional organizational and communication skills.

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