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BEE Position:
Ladysmith, , South Africa, Africa
Job type:
Full time

Senior MES Systems Engineer

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About this job

Key Result Areas

  • Support IT systems at the factory as well as computerized factory processes.
  • Compiling functional design specifications, Process Flows and SOPs
  • Systems commissioning and Communications setup
  • Historian, SCADA, MES development.
  • SSRS reports writing.
  • SQL for data analysis, store procedures
  • Fault finding on communication issues or data logging issues.
  • Business improvement.
  • Project management
  • Mentorship and training
  • Weekly and monthly reports
  • Periodic Standby duties.


Skills Required


  • Diploma/Degree in engineering/management/computer science or related industry courses taken in combination with
  • 4+ years relevant Manufacturing Environment and Systems experience.

Required Experience

  • Various Microsoft OS
  • Manufacturing experience in MES/MOM/SCADA Systems
  • Experience in Genealogy tracking systems
  • Server Experience (VMs, OS, hardware)
  • Microsoft suite: MS office, word, excel, Visio , SQL Management Studio
  • IT hardware experience servers and PC’s
  • Experience in industrial communication networks
  • Knowledge of IT hardware e.g. PC’s, servers, virtual servers, PLC’s, Rooters
  • Knowledge of networking systems e.g. Ethernet, TCP/IP, Networking, AD, SNMP, OPC, Wi-Fi.
  • Knowledge of Programming e.g. Visual Basic, C#, Visual studio
  • Knowledge of Web development: asp, ASP.NET, HTML, Microsoft Internet Information Services, MS Reporting Services
  • Knowledge of Databases e.g. SQL Server, SQL Language, database management
  • Assist with user requirements and training.
  • Ability to understand complex data and network systems.
  • Project Management.

Advantageous Experience

  • Knowledge of PLC’s e.g. Mitsubishi and Alan Bradly, Modbus, Schneider unity PLC
  • Knowledge of SCADA/MES technology e.g. Factory talk, iFix, Proficy iHistorian, Traksys
  • SAP (PP, PM, QM)
  • Knowledge of interoperation of existing factory systems


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