MES Systems Analyst

Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: Hiram, OH, US, 44234-1806

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The MES Systems Analyst position focuses on supporting, maintaining, enhancing, and implementing manufacturing systems with frequent interaction with business leaders, systems users, and cross-function peers. Responsibilities include PLC support and troubleshooting, application development and support, troubleshooting system related issues and providing technical support in all aspects of shop floor systems (MES, SPC, PLC integration), reporting and analytics. Primary areas of delivery focus upon quality, yield, equipment efficiency, and machine integration.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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 30% as projects require
  • 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.