Project Engineer - Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Projects

Job Description

Organization: Digital Industries
Business Unit: Process Automation
Requisition Number: 241913
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Harleysville
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Entry level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 50%

Division Description:

The Siemens Process Industries and Drives Division helps manufacturers measurably increase productivity and improve time-to-market with our innovative, integrated technology and services. We support our customers in continuously improving the reliability, safety, and efficiency of products, processes and plants.

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Job Description:

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 75,000 employees internationally.

Position Overview – Project Engineer - Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Projects
The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Project Engineer is responsible for executing customer projects based on SIMATIC IT Electronic Batch Records (SIMATIC IT eBR) software platform as part of a project team.  Project engineers support the design and implementation of complex solutions—primarily for Life Science customers—and provide support and technical expertise throughout the project lifecycle including design, development, implementation, installation, troubleshooting, configuration, enhancements, integration, testing, deployment, production and post-production support.
• Works in close cooperation with project managers and technical contacts of the customer to apply fundamental engineering concepts, practices and procedures to complete assigned tasks within quality and budget requirements
• Provides technical input in the design, implementation, and test phases of MES projects as part of a project team
• Participates in complex technical clarifications and knowledge transfers during projects
• Continuously improves engineering skills and productivity to achieve project cost reductions and improve customer satisfaction
• Reports to the Solutions Engineering Manager within the Automation & Engineering (AE) business segment


• Contributes to the success of MES Projects by executing engineering tasks within budget, schedule, and quality requirements
• Develops MES applications, based on customer requirements, using bulk engineering and design tools for automation projects including greenfield applications, legacy control system modernizations, and system expansions
• Develops software solutions for Work Order Management, Recipe Management, Work Flow Management, Electronic Batch Record Management, Material Flow Management, Equipment Lifecycle Management
• Create documentation supporting regulatory validation of the configured system
• Write and/or execute validation scripts in the configured software environment
• Creates test specifications, simulations, and performs software/hardware tests demonstrating compliance with customer requirements
• Participates in system installation and commissioning activities on site
• Provides engineering estimates to support the calculation of proposals for projects and services
• Maintains a high level of standardization within the design, and execution of applications
• Develops advanced skills to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently
• Identifies areas of risk and takes appropriate steps to mitigate in difficult or complex situations
• Strong commitment to the team and takes ownership of the success of projects

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
• BA/BS in relevant discipline or advanced degree
• Ability to learn and apply new technology and innovate engineering procedures
• Demonstrates and applies basic knowledge of engineering concepts, practices, and procedures towards the successful completion of complex assignments
• Displays a high level of analytical thinking and brings successful resolution to complex and/or cross-functional problems
• Travel requirements will be a function of assigned projects, and will likely range from periods of light travel (5-10%) to periods of higher travel (50%).
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience
• Basic understanding of Life Sciences industry
• Basic software and/or programming experience
• Familiarity with ISA-95 standard

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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