MES Engineer


Plymouth, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  Production & Operations

Webasto Roof Systems, Inc. is currently recruiting for an MES Engineer located at their Plymouth, Detroit Plant location.  


If you possess an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in IT or factory automation and/or equivalent combination of education and related work experience with MES, then this position might be right for you!


Key Responsibilities

  • Define and discuss the MES user requirements with key representatives from quality, operations, manufacturing, engineering, materials and supply chain
  • Organize and coordinate MES Interface sessions with all automation suppliers
  • Organization and lead of the integration MES test interfaces ( ERP and PLC’s) 
  • Organize the training of the factory super users – coordinate efforts with the MES supplier to deliver documentation 
  • Manage MES system integrator in term of scope, cost, quality and timing Organize the training of the factory super users 
  • Troubleshooting on day to day basis and support after hours if needed 
  • Coordinate design efforts related to new system projects and support the implementation and ongoing use of these applications
  • Ensure the reliability and accuracy of all MES applications implemented 
  • Writing DB documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions 
  • Controlling access permissions and privileges 
  • Capacity planning for new systems in conjunction with existing systems 
  • Commissioning and installing new applications and customizing existing applications to fit business needs
  • On call support including weekends

Key Qualifications

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree that relates to IT or factory Automation and/or equivalent combination of education and related work experience
  • 5+ years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment and with MES Applications 
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator a plus
  • Knowledge of MES and Automation in manufacturing industry
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent understanding of Database systems
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Manufacturing experience, high paced environment
  • Excellent Project Management Skills
  • Knowledge of Office, MS Project, MS planner
  • Competency with Siemens PLC’s; able to go online and decipher logic and how it functions
  • Hands-on experience with MES Platform
  • Microsoft SQLServer knowledge
  • Experience with TCP/IP networks, bar code printers and scanners, RF data collection devices.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills



Webasto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against  race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit