MES Engineer
Suniva - Atlanta, GA

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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.

Job Responsibilities:
  • 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
Additional Qualifications:
  • 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.