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DATE ADDED: Sat 13/10/2018

Systems Engineer (MES) - 8071020

Vancouver, USA


Job Description

The Systems Engineer will be working with management, engineering, production staff, outside vendors, and IT/ERP resources to define, implement and support a manufacturing execution system (MES). This position involves performing an analysis of potential MES solutions, implementing with stakeholders and implementing the chosen solution across multiple sites. The Systems Engineer will review current operations and work to transfer legacy data and procedures into the chosen system for consistent transparency. The Systems Engineer will develop/maintain training resources and tools and be responsible for site-wide implementation and support and auditability.

•Bachelor degree in IT or Engineering field
•5+ years experience in a manufacturing environment in an MES-related role
•Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on process improvement
•Demonstrated success implementing IT system upgrades
•Strong communication skills to work with vendors and internal customers
•In-depth knowledge of MES capabilities and implementation
•Knowledge of SQL and VBA
•Knowledge of CAD and PDM software (SolidWorks preferred)
•Experience with PLC-based process control, automation, and data monitoring
•Experience developing data visualization or processing tools
•Experience working with vendors and negotiating pricing and services
•Must pass background check and drug screen.
•Ability to communicate clearly in English.


  • Oversees all phases of a project to implement an MES at multiple sites, with updates and training of operators.
  • Uses expert knowledge to identify best MES solution after defining scope of work with key managers and process owners.
  • Identifies areas of need for increased MES capability and creates initiatives to improve manufacturing operations management.
  • Works with process owners to thoroughly document data and recipes from a variety of manufacturing operations.
  • Works with management to develop reporting functionality to understand utilization, work-in-process and process bottlenecks.
  • Takes ownership of projects and manages results from cradle to grave.
  • Works directly with and trains employees (engineers, managers, operators and technicians) on the production floor or in the office.
  • Monitors system performance and work with IT to streamline performance.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Five year technical degree (I.E. bachelors) or equivalent experience required. In such fields such as engineering, science, computer engineering, etc, plus 5 years related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Directly supervises 0 subordinate supervisor(s) who supervise(s) a total of employee(s). Supervises 0 non-supervisory employee(s). Departments supervised by this position include 0. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Under general supervision where standard practice enables the employee to proceed alone on routine work, referring all questionable cases to supervisor.

Regular use of highly complex machines and equipment; specialized or advanced software programs.

Regular contacts with patrons where the contacts are initiated by the employee. Involves both furnishing and obtaining information and, also, attempting to influence the decisions of those persons contacted. Contacts of considerable importance and of such nature, that failure to exercise proper judgment may result in important tangible or intangible losses to the organization.

Bachelor degree in IT or Engineering field

Advanced: Database, Enterprise Resource Planning, Programming Languages
Intermediate: Word Processing/Typing

•In-depth knowledge of MES capabilities and implementation
•Knowledge of SQL and VBA
•Knowledge of CAD and PDM software (SolidWorks preferred)
•Experience with PLC-based process control, automation, and data monitoring
•Experience developing data visualization or processing tools

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; and occasionally required to stand, walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. The duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change and other duties may be assigned or removed at any time.

Kyocera International, Inc. values diversity in its workforce, and is proud to be an AAP/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Kyocera International, Inc.’s Human Resources team directly

This position may require exposure to information subject to US Export Control regulations, i.e.: the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be US persons within the meaning of US regulations.

Company Description
Kyocera International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high tech ceramic which is used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, industrial applications, and semiconductor processing. We have an excellent benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Pension and 401K with company match.

Role: Systems Engineer (MES) - 8071020
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Location: Vancouver,

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