Senior/Lead MES Engineer
Austin, Texas, United States
5d ago


Emerson is actively seeking candidates to fill a Lead MES Engineer position to perform and direct the development, design, implementation, testing and delivery of MES Solutions.

Technical Leads are key members of a diverse team of professionals executing MES projects in life sciences and related industries.

Candidates must have an excellent understanding of key manufacturing processes in the life sciences industry in order to develop and execute the MES strategies used on assigned projects.

A successful Technical Lead must be able to quickly develop good working relationships with the Emerson project team members and the client’s technical and management personnel.

They will participate in all phases of a project from requirements definition through plant startup in a customer facing role.

They also must work closely with Project Managers and other technical resources to deliver a successful technical solution that meets the project’s requirements for quality, budget, and schedule.

Travel to various project sites will be required for requirements gathering, client meetings, engineering support and delivery as required.


  • Architect and lead the implementation of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and system integration solutions projects
  • Define functional requirements for MES solutions through client interviews and documentation analysis
  • Develop detailed designs, implement and test Syncade MES solutions that meet client requirements
  • Develop documentation required for validated facilities
  • Provide project execution leadership and mentor fellow project members
  • Quickly learn new skills and technologies
  • Work effectively at different levels within project teams, client organizations and sales
  • Refine and follow Business Process Maps and / or User Cases for configuration of execution workflows
  • Develop and improve processes, procedures and tools used in the execution of projects
  • Work with customers to develop project methodologies that will enhance their standards
  • Act as a liaison between the internal project team, internal management, and customer project teams and management
  • Understand the project scope and financials, and participate in the framing and quoting of projects to ensure successful project execution
  • Plan and organize the work of a project team, develop the implementation strategies for projects, act as a mentor for individuals within the group, and resolve issues within project teams
  • Identify change orders and justify changes to Project Management; resolve issues and establish priorities between projects
  • Start-up complex systems at customers’ plants
  • Proactively develop customer relationships; anticipate and provide solutions to customer needs giving high priority to customer satisfaction
  • Additional Information Relocation benefits may be available for this position.

    Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree with minimum of 5 years overall experience, with minimum of 4 years MES project experience
  • Deployment experience with plant floor / Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) solutions (e.g. Syncade, Rockwell ProPack Data, Werum PAS-X)
  • Experience with the compliance of the systems and batch record and data integrity
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and employees at different levels of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Must have the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as both a leader and an individual contributor
  • Ability to quickly establish good working relationships with others from all levels
  • Experience in at least one computer language
  • Experience working with customers to create user requirement
  • Ability to travel for routine, short-duration (one to two weeks) project meetings, training and other business events.
  • Ability to travel for temporary assignments (domestic and international) away from the Emerson home office (e.g. customer project sites.
  • Typical travel assignments range from two to six months at a time or 25% to 75% of total time per year. Travel for extended assignments greater than one year is possible.

    In some cases, periodic return trips home are available during travel assignments.)

    Preferred Qualifications

  • ERP or Quality Systems integration a plus.
  • Knowledgeable in FDA validation requirements preferred, including : User Requirement and Design Specs, Business Process Procedures, Design Reviews, Requirements gathering,
  • Experience with regulatory / compliance documentation and procedures is a plus
  • Experience with .NET technologies preferred
  • Work Authorization No calls or agencies please. Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

    This is a position for which sponsorship may be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, may be eligible for hire.

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