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MES Automation Specialist

Company name
Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Employment Type

It, Engineering, Sciences

Posted on
Apr 10, 2021

Valid Through
Jul 24, 2021

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MES Automation Specialist','21002523','!*!As the nation’s leading bottled water company, BlueTriton Brands is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we’re also committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

BlueTriton Brands consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by BlueTriton Brands. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It’s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions – all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

Choose a career in Technical & Production and you’ll be part of our logistics backbone – and a crucial element of our success. Our factories are where our products start their journey to the customer. This area of BlueTriton Brands offers you the chance to experience collaboration in its purest form as you work alongside a diverse range of highly motivated and passionate people in our factories spread across the nation. What you do will be fulfilling, impactful and meaningful – not least is you’ll be helping to deliver healthy hydration to millions of thirsty customers. We’ll make sure you have the strong leadership and clear direction you need to feel motivated and passionate about accomplishing great things. While you take a pride in delivering an excellent performance, you’ll see your contributions are recognized and rewarded with an outstanding level of support, training and benefits – everything you need to grow and thrive in your career.

We currently have an opening for a MES/ Automation Specialist, based in Stanwood, MI! This exciting position will be supporting the digital transformation and sustainability in manufacturing for NWNA in the Central Region. This requires strong technical and communication skills to lead NWNA FAS/LMS System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)/Manufacturing Execution System (MES) manufacturing infrastructure. Works closely with the Market Digital in Manufacturing teams and Central Region factories to support projects, maintain local systems and provide level 2 support for this region of factories, ensuring quality of the delivery, availability and performances on all OT, SCADA/MES and automation systems. 

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

PAC/PLC Control Systems 

Support the factory automation and Controls Technician(s) in Intermediate to advanced troubleshooting production PAC/PLC’s, their control systems and associated hardware, HMI systems and code & VFD and servo drive systems 

Detailed back up and change control of PAC/PLC, HMI and associated peripheral equipment programs. Intermediate to advanced PAC/PLC, HMI and drive system programming. 

Interactive support of the automation obsolesce program. Interpret electrical schematics and involved safety circuit networks. 

Intermediate knowledge of GE Proficy iFix and Historian, Rockwell SE, OPC Servers, MS SQL Server to support guided configuration and improvements. 

Intermediate to advanced level troubleshooting of messaging from production floor equipment to-and-from (SCADA)/ (MES) systems. 

Performing security updates and maintain backup and recovery plans for SCADA/MES. Maintain secure 3rd party access and remote connectivity to the LMS systems. Operational Technology [OT]. 

Intermediate troubleshooting of Microsoft Server platforms using remote desktop protocol & network switches, Internet Protocol routing and machine messaging protocols. TCP/IP, Modbus, DH , RSControlNet etc. 

Shown comprehension of the FASDMZ Firewall architecture 

Supervising Firewall log files to identify traffic issues and build Firewall rules 

Maintaining LMS (Locally Managed Systems) Active Directory Groups and accounts used to work with the SCADA/MES systems 

Maintain inventory of SQL logins and password & AD Service accounts used by SCADA/MES Applications 

Improving Industrial Performance. Ensuring accurate documentation of all local MES&A and automation platforms. Technical Architecture Manuals and Technical Operations Manuals. 

Supporting the analyses of performance data to improve electrical and automation equipment unplanned stops. 

Analyze functioning data to implement automation improvements which positivity provides contribution to all key plant indicators (safety, quality, cost, and service). 

Participates in capital and process improvement teams. Proficiency Building & closely working with factory Automation, Engineering and Operations teams to mentor and assess proficiencies in regards to area of focus. 

We are seeking this role to act as positive change agent and liaison between market and factory teams to ensure effective and clear communication! 

Assist in accommodating and improving competency-building plans for key MES and Automation roles. 

','!*!Key qualifications include:

7-10 Years’ industrial MES and automation experience. Undergraduate degree in Computer Science/Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering, Food Tech. Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering) or 10 Year’s experienceand Associates degree in Computer Science/Engineering Technology

Experience with Wonderware System Platform, Rockwell SE or similar MES applications

Experience with SAP data flows for Manufacturing and Warehouse systems and their integration to MES.

We are looking for this person to have strength in visualizing complete projects at the conceptual stage. Will be highly motivated, well organized, results oriented

Must be an excellent teammate and have strong abilities to participate in project teams.

Must be proficient in the use of common software packages including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Project, Power Point) andAutoCAD for the preparation of presentation and working documents.

Experience providing training and to generating training material

Travel requirements 10%


To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join BlueTriton Brands The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at BlueTriton Brands. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

BlueTriton Brandsis the nation’s leading bottled water company.  Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, and Pure Life. We’re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship – most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America.   As a valuable part of our team, you’ll receive a competitive total rewards package – something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work.  It’s not just the work that you’ll find fulfilling here though.  As you build a career with us, you’ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you’d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration.  The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at BlueTriton Brands?

Applicants with criminal histories are welcome to apply.


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