Manufacturing Execution Systems Engineer

Key Accountabilities

Take responsibility for development, design, and all technical aspects of assigned projects.

Coordinate the production of cost-effective detailed engineering designs in liaison with external consultants and technology partners.

Take responsibility for all timely and accurate distribution of drawings and documentation on assigned projects.

Ensure awareness and compliance with project quality procedures (QA).

Manage individual priorities, deliverables and utilization (time management).

Assist with the preparation of tenders including responsibility for technical solution design.

Onsite project work as required.

Conduct site supervision and control of installation phase of project.

Ensure timely and safe work practices.

Identify and review all project variations.

Understand project scope.

Assist in initial project planning to develop required tasks and estimate time requirements for those tasks.

Projects or Services:
Understand the high-level Scope of Work (SoW).
Assist the project manager to draw up a project plan by estimating effort/duration on individual tasks.
Engage with customers to understand their business needs. Translate needs into measurable and achievable requirements. Document requirements in a Functional Requirements Specifications (FRS). Submit FRS to the customer for signature to ensure mutually understood and agreed details of the SoW.
Design solutions that will satisfy customer requirements. Proposed solutions should: follow best practice guidelines, be robust to optimize availability, follow the latest trends and changes in technology for sustainability and performance. Document the designs in a Functional Design Specifications (FDS) and/or Technical Design Specifications (TDS)
Conduct handover session with other resources assigned to the same SoW.
Validate that the solutions in the FDS/TDS meets the requirements defined in the FRS and conforms to best practices and quality standards.
Take full control and ownership of individual tasks or complete SoW assigned to you.
Execute solutions. Where tasks are not clearly defined in FDS/TDS, engineered solutions should: follow best practice guidelines, be robust to optimize availability, follow the latest trends and changes in technology for sustainability and performance.
Test engineered solutions at various stages of the project life cycle. Including, but not limited to: Unit testing (UT), Internal Testing (IT), Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Site Acceptance Testing (SAT). Develop test documentation based on FRS, best practices and quality standards. Capture results in test documentation.
Deploy engineered solutions in customer production environment.
Apply critical thinking and problem-solving methods to diagnose and resolve issues promptly.
Develop, maintain, contribute and adhere to best practices, lessons learned and quality standards.
Manage individual priorities, deliverables and utilization & efficiency (time management).
Onsite project work as required.
After hours standby as required.
Assist front office with technical scoping and capability aspects of solutions during the sales cycle.
Assist tendering by provide input into effort and duration for quoting purpose.
Promote value-add solutions, services and add-ons to customers during project engagements.
Identify opportunities to widen the use of the company’s solutions within projects and services.
Provide front office with leads generated through, for example, value-add promotion.
Ensure technical skills and knowledge is continually improved in line with corporate direction, changes in technology and industry trends.
Contribute to improving engineering capabilities/processes by sharing knowledge and ideas within the team.
Ensures that activities conform with relevant government regulations, company policies, standard and ethics
Communication & Reporting:
Consult with colleagues in areas of technical expertise.
Keep project manager and other relevant stakeholders up to date with progress on assigned tasks.
Participate in communication plan to build/maintain client relationships.
Conduct all communications in a professional manner.
Provide early warning to the project manager on newly identified and changing risks, problems or issues.
Perform administrative duties as related to the role including timely completion and submission of timesheets, appraisals, support tickets and expense claims.
Keep informed w.r.t company policies, standard and ethics.
Keep document management system up to date with all project backups, documentation, reports, timesheets, expenses, certificates, etc.
Manage personal objective, company goals and project commitments.
Relationship Management:
Maintain and encourage appropriate communications and cooperation with:
Customers / Partners / Supplies
Other divisions and entities within the company
Project and services team
Health, Safety and the Environment:
Complies with company and customer HS&E standards and policies, at all times.
Takes a personal interest (or ‘actively owns’) HS&E issues and activities within your area of responsibility – lead by example.


B.Eng (Computer, Electrical, Industrial), Bsc Information Technology
Job Related Experience:
Previous experience in the delivery of:
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Manufacturing Information Systems (MIS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Business Intelligence (BI).
Software and applications architecture and design.
Software development (C#, ASP.Net)
Solid technical report writing skills
Business process and data modelling tools
Knowledge of project management processes and software
Business Understanding:
Business needs analysis
Business process mapping
Risk management
Health, safety and environment
Technical sales support
High level of organizational and administrative skills
Good communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Strong problem-solving skills
Planning and scheduling

Primary Location

: ZA-Gauteng-Johannesburg


: Full-time

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