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Bayer Manufacturing Execution System Engineer in Muscatine, Iowa

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Manufacturing Execution System Engineer


The primary responsibilities of this role, MES System Engineer, are to:

  • Partner with engineers, MES consultants and other professionals to analyze complex business processes and document MES system requirements;

  • Configure and test MES application changes according to Bayer coding standards and best practices;

  • Support day-to-day operation of MES applications;

  • Execute work as an individual or as part of a team;

  • Direct the work of MES consultants;

  • Manage multiple projects, tasks and responsibilities;

  • Prioritize opportunities/problems based on organizational impact and fit with key objectives;

  • Work with area process engineers to understand their information and automation needs to support process improvements;

  • Use plant data systems in creative ways to support those improvements;

  • Work with other system engineers to integrate data between MES layer applications;

  • Implement the most intuitive presentation of this data to make it easy for end-users to consume;

  • Develop detailed requirements for IT system/software implementations;

  • Create, review, and execute test plans to make sure solutions address business requirements and end user satisfaction;

  • Support development and improvement through participation on plant and corporate initiatives and committees (includes Six Sigma / LEAN);

  • Work with training resources to develop and deliver end-user training;

  • Support month-end financial closing activities, such as working with areas to reconcile inventories and understand variances;

  • Work on tasks as:

  • Duty/Responsibility;

  • MES Analysis / Configuration;

  • Programmer of location applications;

  • Project Management/Development;

  • Administrative Tasks;

  • Plant-Wide Initiatives/Committee Participation.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in an Engineering discipline, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related technical field and 6 + years relevant experience;

  • SAP knowledge, primarily in material management, production process, and QA modules;

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills;

  • The ability to work well in a team environment and form strong networks & relationships;

  • Strong desire to learn and develop new skills related to technology and MES software systems;

  • The ability to work well within a culture that values diversity;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;

  • Strong customer focus;

  • Proficiency in MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working within a manufacturing environment;

  • Knowledge of Simatic IT MES Platform, configuration and/or programming;

  • Knowledge of process optimization principles;

  • Working knowledge of business support systems (example: SAP)

  • Strong personal initiative and demonstrated decision making skills;

  • Experience with IT policy, standards compliance, and ITIL concepts;

  • Demonstrated skills in time management and ability to manage multiple assignments;

  • Experience with any of the following programming languages, standards, technologies, and frameworks: C#, Javascript, AngularJS, HTML5, VBA, SQL

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Six Sigma / LEAN practices

  • Working knowledge of ISA-95 manufacturing models;

  • Experience with administration of Aspen IP.21 and other Aspen manufacturing suite applications;

  • Ability to analyze business processes and translate them into technology implmentations such as software screens, reports, dashboards, and automation using Spotfire and SharePoint;

  • Basic understanding of computer networks and network communication.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Iowa : Muscatine

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 328649

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