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​​MES ENGINEER--WERUM PAS-X preferred, but not required (BIOTECH) 
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4 openings due to expansion
I, II, III, and SR level

Our client, a global biotherapeutics company is seeking 4 MES Engineers due to a $3B expansion. Nice rural location with good schools/communities/low cost of living, approximately an hour from downtown Chicago.

In general the
MES Developer will assist in requirements gathering, technical proposals, design and development of complex MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) projects for the facility, which is a FDA Regulated production site. The position will act as a technical team member, contributing to system architecture design, development of electronic procedures, testing, validation, documentation, training, and integration with local and enterprise systems. Requires understanding of standard Microsoft Office and Productivity tools and familiarity with S88/S95 general principals. Prefer someone with an understanding of MES Software, Interfaces to DCS/OPC, ERP, LIMS, and Document Management. Understanding of business and manufacturing logistics. Exposure to MES technologies, including automated data collection, historian applications (OSI PI a plus). SCADA, automated decision control, workflow, database applications, and interface to ERP and LIMS systems Exposure to enterprise level large-scale applications.

Each position description is listed below, in order of increasing responsibility:

MES Engineer I

Responsibilities 

1. Perform technical analysis activities, such as requirements gathering and performing gap analysis of user requirements against software functionality as well as defining MES solution architectures and developing detailed design specifications 
2. Define functional requirements through client interviews, documentation analysis and Work Flow Process Mapping along with the development of Electronic Procedures 
3. Work with Process Controls and I.T. organizations regarding the development and implementation of System interfaces.
 4. This position ensures MES implemented Manufacturing/Quality organizations by providing trouble shooting services, issue resolution, root cause analysis, and pro-active preventative procedures. 
5. Provide expert knowledge and experience to estimate the technical effort and cost required to implement complex MES solutions as well as proactively reporting on project progress against schedules 
6. Actively participate on technical and business project teams, ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained being responsible for technical deliverables during the entire lifecycle of MES solution development projects 
7. This position is responsible for ensuring cGMP/Regulatory compliance with internal/external policies, guidelines; these include internal SOP’s, departmental standards and conventions. 
8. This position interacts with external organizations, consultants and vendors as required in the successful accomplishment of project assignments. 
9. This position is responsible for the development of Project Plans, timelines, cost estimates, project strategies, and associated tracking and reporting.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree: preferably in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, Operations, Business, or equivalent knowledge
0 - 2 years industry experience in systems or process development, programming, process automation, Operations, or engineering discipline
0 - 3 years’ experience working within MES applications (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
Experience with one or more of the following systems a plus – Werum, Syncade, Invensys, POMSnet, Camstar, Elan designing or implementing MES applications

Preferred Pharma/Biotech industry experience

MES Engineer II

Responsibilities 

1. Perform technical analysis activities, such as requirements gathering and performing gap analysis of user requirements against software functionality as well as defining MES solution architectures and developing detailed design specifications 
2. Define functional requirements through client interviews, documentation analysis and Work Flow Process Mapping along with the development of Electronic Procedures 
3. Work with Process Controls and I.T. organizations regarding the development and implementation of System interfaces. 
4. This position ensures MES implemented Manufacturing/Quality organizations by providing trouble shooting services, issue resolution, root cause analysis, and pro-active preventative procedures. 
5. Provide expert knowledge and experience to estimate the technical effort and cost required to implement complex MES solutions as well as proactively reporting on project progress against schedules 
6. Actively participate on technical and business project teams, ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained being responsible for technical deliverables during the entire lifecycle of MES solution development projects 
7. This position is responsible for ensuring cGMP/Regulatory compliance with internal/external policies, guidelines; these include internal SOP’s, departmental standards and conventions. 
8. This position interacts with external organizations, consultants and vendors as required in the successful accomplishment of project assignments.
 9. This position is responsible for the development of Project Plans, timelines, cost estimates, project strategies, and associated tracking and reporting.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree: preferably in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, Operations, Business, or equivalent knowledge
2 - 4 years industry experience in systems or process development, programming, process automation, Operations, or engineering discipline
1 - 3 years’ experience working within MES applications (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
Experience with one or more of the following systems a plus – Werum, Syncade, Invensys, POMSnet, Camstar, Elan designing or implementing MES applications

Preferred
Pharma/Biotech industry experience


​MES Engineer III


Responsibilities 

1. Perform technical analysis activities, such as requirements gathering and performing gap analysis of user requirements against software functionality as well as defining MES solution architectures and developing detailed design specifications 
2. Define functional requirements through client interviews, documentation analysis and Work Flow Process Mapping along with the development of Electronic Procedures 
3. Work with Process Controls and I.T. organizations regarding the development and implementation of System interfaces. 
4. This position ensures MES implemented Manufacturing/Quality organizations by providing trouble shooting services, issue resolution, root cause analysis, and pro-active preventative procedures. 
5. Provide expert knowledge and experience to estimate the technical effort and cost required to implement complex MES solutions as well as proactively reporting on project progress against schedules 
6. Actively participate on technical and business project teams, ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained being responsible for technical deliverables during the entire lifecycle of MES solution development projects 
7. This position is responsible for ensuring cGMP/Regulatory compliance with internal/external policies, guidelines; these include internal SOP’s, departmental standards and conventions. 
8. This position interacts with external organizations, consultants and vendors as required in the successful accomplishment of project assignments. 
9. This position is responsible for the development of Project Plans, timelines, cost estimates, project strategies, and associated tracking and reporting.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree: preferably in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, Operations, Business, or equivalent knowledge
2 - 4 years industry experience in systems or process development, programming, process automation, Operations, or engineering discipline
2 - 4 years’ experience working within MES applications (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
Experience with one or more of the following systems a plus – Werum, Syncade, Invensys, POMSnet, Camstar, Elan designing or implementing MES applications

Preferred
Pharma/Biotech industry experience


SR. MES Engineer

Responsibilities 

1. Perform technical analysis activities, such as requirements gathering and performing gap analysis of user requirements against software functionality as well as defining MES solution architectures and developing detailed design specifications 
2. Define functional requirements through client interviews, documentation analysis and Work Flow Process Mapping along with the development of Electronic Procedures 
3. Work with Process Controls and I.T. organizations regarding the development and implementation of System interfaces. 
4. This position ensures MES implemented Manufacturing/Quality organizations by providing trouble shooting services, issue resolution, root cause analysis, and pro-active preventative procedures. 
5. Provide expert knowledge and experience to estimate the technical effort and cost required to implement complex MES solutions as well as proactively reporting on project progress against schedules 
6. Actively participate on technical and business project teams, ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained being responsible for technical deliverables during the entire lifecycle of MES solution development projects 
7. This position is responsible for ensuring cGMP/Regulatory compliance with internal/external policies, guidelines; these include internal SOP’s, departmental standards and conventions. 
8. This position interacts with external organizations, consultants and vendors as required in the successful accomplishment of project assignments. 
9. This position is responsible for the development of Project Plans, timelines, cost estimates, project strategies, and associated tracking and reporting.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree: preferably in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, Operations, Business, or equivalent knowledge
2 - 6 years industry experience in systems or process development, programming, process automation, Operations, or engineering discipline
4 - 6 years’ experience working within MES applications (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
Experience with one or more of the following systems a plus – Werum, Syncade, Invensys, POMSnet, Camstar, Elan designing or implementing MES applications

Preferred Pharma/Biotech industry experience


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