MES Engineer Suniva
Suniva, Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and high power solar modules, seeks a MES Engineer to join their growing team. This person will work with closely with existing Operations, MES, CIM and IT teams to manage both day-to-day issues and participate in the definition, development, management and deployment of new features, upgrades and other projects. Teamwork is essential both within these small groups and with larger cross-functional teams in this dynamic and demanding environment.
Previous SPC and manufacturing experience, good reporting, communication and troubleshooting skills required. Suniva offers a competitive salary & benefits package.
Responsible for the operation of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES), a mission critical 24X7 production system. Play a role as a MES system lead at the plant site.
Work with MES system integrators for all the future upgrades, enhancements and change control
Create and maintains documentation for operation and upgrades and work with end users for troubleshooting.
Develop and support a back-up system for factory computers (PC?s, PLC) in cooperation with the maintenance dept.
Interact with business partners and clients, at the plant site, regarding business and technology requirements, to provide the best solution for implementation
Assist with the specification, design, development, installation, configuration, test, and integration of solutions. Includes wireless devices.
Responsible for production support and maintenance of solutions, when necessary off hour/weekend handling of support issues may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
1-3+ years? experience with MES systems, Plant Floor Manufacturing & Statistical Process Control (SPC) application.
Bachelor?s degree in computer science or related field.
Work with internal customers to define business process and map to MES system
Strong computer experience, with a working ability to trouble-shoot and maintain computers, particularly with regards to the communication requirements of the MES.
Experience with relational database application development is a must (preferable Oracle).
Oracle application and Crystal reports and/or Microsoft SQL Server Reporting.
Experience with developing and deploying applications in a Microsoft .NET environment.
Ability to prioritize tasks, focus on critical path elements, lead team of users and developers to achieve end goal.
Proven analytical/problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to dig into problems at detail level and reconcile system anomalies/problems with supporting data.
Ability to implement User Requirements through ongoing continuous improvement of the MES
Ability to communicate effectively with employees at different levels of the organization
Ability to learn the manufacturing process and to develop workflows
Experience with semi-conductors, electronics manufacturing, energy based companies is a plus.
Experience using reporting tools like MS Access, Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder is a plus.
Experience with SAS JMP Statistical reporting software highly desireable.
Experience with Java development will be a plus.
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