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MES Automation Specialist

Company name
Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Portland, ME, United States

Employment Type

It, Engineering, Sciences

Posted on
Apr 10, 2021

Valid Through
Jul 24, 2021

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MES Automation Specialist','21002524','!*!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 Hollis or Poland Spring, ME. This exciting position will be supporting the digital transformation and sustainability in manufactory for NWNA in the North East Region. This requires strong technical and communication skills to manage NWNA FAS/LMS SCADA/MES and automation manufacturing infrastructure. This position will work closely with the Market Digital in Manufacturing teams and the factories in the North East Region to support projects, maintain local systems and provide level 2 support for the North East Region factories, ensuring quality of the delivery, availability and performances on all OT, SCADA/MES and automation systems.

Key Responsibilities Include:


PAC/PLC Control Systems

Support the factory automation and Controls Technician(s) in the below areas:

Intermediate to advanced troubleshooting production PAC/PLC’s, their control systems and associated hardware

Intermediate to advanced troubleshooting production HMI systems and code

Intermediate to advanced troubleshooting production VFD and servo drive systems

Systematic 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 complex safety circuit networks


System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)/Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

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

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

Perform 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

Intermediate troubleshooting of network switches, Internet Protocal routing and machine messaging protocols. TCP/IP, Modbus, DH , RSControlNet etc.

Working knowledge of the FASDMZ Firewall architecture

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

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

Maintain inventory of SQL logins and password used by SCADA/MES Applications

Maintain inventory of AD Service accounts used by SCADA/MES Applications


Industrial Performance Improvement

Ensure accurate documentation of all local MES&A and automation platforms. Technical Architecture Manuals and Technical Operations Manuals.

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

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

Participate in capital and process improvement teams


 Competency Building

Work closely with factory Automation, Engineering and Operations teams to coach and assess competencies in regards to area of focus

Act as positive change agent and Liaison between market and factory teams to ensure effective and clear communication in regards to

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


','!*!Key Qualifications Include:

5-7 Years’ industrial MES and automation experience and Undergraduate degree in Computer Science/Engineering Technology (Mechanical Eng. Food Tech. Eng. Chemical Eng., Electrical Eng.) or 7-10 Years experience and 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.

Has strength in visualizing complete projects at the conceptual stage. Will be highly motivated, well organized, goal oriented

Must be a team player 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, PowerPoint) and AutoCAD for the preparation of presentation and working documents.

Experience providing training and to generating training material

Travel requirements as necessary 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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