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 MES Project Engineer, Software - Columbus, Ohio, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Programming Languages
Computers - Platforms
Project Manager
Computers - Software Engineer
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-1690 / Latpro-3773058 
Date posted: Feb-12-2021
State, Zip: Ohio, 43085


Location: Columbus - Ohio

Job Description

Role Purpose:Technical project lead for MES projects

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and review all assigned engineering team and their assigned tasks for a project
  • Assign tasks, monitor performance, review results, coordinate efforts, and track hours usage on project
  • Prepare technical aspects of project schedules
  • Prepare technical aspects of supplier RFQ's and review corresponding quotations
  • Direct point of contact with customer for all technical aspects of the project
  • Manage and control technical documentation and ensure adherence to all quality/ISO processes

On smaller projects where the Project Engineer does not have a specific SME's/principle Engineers will also carry out the following

  • Analyzes customer's requirements to determine the MES system solution and determine applicable hardware and software control configuration/architecture
  • Performs conceptual MES systems design, determination of information system strategy to meet customers' requirements while complying with industry codes/standards and assure that personnel/machinery safety practices are implemented
  • Oversee integration of 3rd party hardware and control systems
  • Write technical specifications and project reports as required
  • Visit 3rd party suppliers and/or panel shops  to assess progress, provide technical assistance and carry out inspections
  • Carry out internal and customer system testing
  • Provide on-site MES system start-up as required.

Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Education

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering discipline
  • Experience using Rockwell Automation products and software for the design of Factory Talk Production Centre MES systems (or equivalent MES systems)
  • Related MES system application experience - 8 years' experience
  • Technical writing capabilities
  • Presentation skills


  • Communicates in a professional manner
  • Effectively manages his/her own natural reactions so there are no behaviors getting in the way of his/her effectiveness
  • Self-starter and ability to complete tasks independently, on time
  • Team player with the ability to integrate with other team project members

Information Processing Capability (Factors of Complexity)

  • Complete tasks independently with a high level of accuracy and on-time.  Multi-tasking may be required.
  • Understanding the scope of the project and taking the appropriate actions to meet the schedule and required specifications
  • Is open to change and is a relentless and versatile learner.
  • Ability to process project information and where possible foresee/address potential issues as early as possible to minimize impact.

Accepts Role Requirements

  • Travel to support business/project needs
  • Possible overtime during critical project activities
  • Timely completion of company training (Safety, Ethics, role specific) and project time recording
  • Understand the expectations of the position and time commitments in order to complete tasks on-time
  • Attends, participates in the preparation and presentation of technical papers in industry symposiums and trade shows, as applicable
  • Direct interface with customer and suppliers for all technical aspects

Key Performance Metrics

  • Engineering quality
  • Project schedule impacted by timeliness of Engineering designs
  • Project budget impacting by Engineering design

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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