MES Systems Analyst

Date: May 9, 2023

Location: Cuba, NY, US, 14727

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

This position is the local owner of shop floor systems in New York State with a focus on using them to drive value. Along with Corporate and other plants peers, this role provides leadership, support, enhancements, and project delivery, with daily interaction throughout all levels of the organization. Responsibilities include software ownership, development, support, troubleshooting, PLC support, data integration, reporting and analytics.  Primary areas of delivery focus upon quality, yield, equipment efficiency, and machine integration.

Job Responsibilities

  • Initial responsibility is to lead implementation of shop floor systems in a greenfield manufacturing plant in Franklinville, New York
  • Provide support for shop floor systems and data integration to and from these systems
  • Manage projects for improvements from minor enhancements through to site implementations
  • Gain understanding of manufacturing processes and apply this knowledge to existing and new systems solutions
  • Work cross functionally with Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations on a daily basis to identify, troubleshoot, and solve issues
  • Troubleshoot reported problems affecting production in various technical platforms
  • Use your initiative and self-motivation combining with a willingness to quickly understand the environment, and work hands on to solve business challenges
  • Develop and support Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications
  • Configure and support shop floor networks (Layer 2) in conjunction with network engineers
  • Be willing and able to provide 24/7 support
  • Travel up to 20% as projects require, predominantly within New York State
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce and promote our products and services in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager

Required Education and Experience


  • Possess a High School Diploma and 10 years’ experience working with shop floor systems OR a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a similar field and 5 years’ experience
  • Advanced knowledge of remote desktop & ThinManager
  • Advanced knowledge of Rockwell (FactoryTalk) solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of Aveva WonderWare solutions
  • Must be legally authorized to work for a company in the United States without sponsorship

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Project Management expertise, ideally including PMP certification
  • Technical experience implementing in and supporting a manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical and written/verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, curious, and inquisitive
  • Knowledge of MS SQL Server management and development
  • Knowledge of PLC Ladder Logic (AllenBradley)
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot shop floor networks
  • Practical knowledge of S88 and S95 ISA Standards
  • Practical knowledge of CPwE Design & Implementation
  • Familiarity with networking equipment and protocols (Cisco, Stratix)
  • Software development skills(C#, MS SQL)
  • Knowledge of VMWare solutions (vCenter)
  • Knowledge of InfinityQS

Working Conditions

• Occasional exposure to industrial operations including: temperature extremes from approximately 35ºF to 100ºF; noise levels in excess of 85 dB; moisture and moving machinery.
• Work is performed in an office setting.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Nearest Major Market: Jamestown