Engineer - Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

NKT Photonics
14 Jun 2019
12 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineer - Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) 

We are introducing a new MES into our production environments across 5 countries – we want you to lead the implementation.

Southampton, UK

Our Production site is currently undergoing an exciting refurbishment programme aimed at expanding and modernising the manufacturing lines to enable increased throughput. We are a fast-paced team and this is a unique role for a specialist in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). We will introduce a new MES into our production environments across 5 countries through 2019 and 2020 and you will use your experience to lead the implementation at these sites. 

NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech company and a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of high-performance fibre lasers and photonic crystal fibres. We employ some of the best and most creative people in our industry and they have helped to make us one of the fastest growing and most innovative photonics companies in the World. Our Site in Southampton focuses on the manufacture of industrial Ultrafast Fibre Lasers. 

Now is a great time to join us as we embark on significant and hugely exciting growth plans; not just here, but across our global organisation - so be prepared for change and career opportunities! 

It’s an exciting, inspiring place to work where we encourage both personal and career development. To support our plans, we are now looking for a talented Engineer to join our growing team. 

The Role 

  • Assume ownership of the staged implementation and management of our new MES, product line by product line, across 5 countries (UK, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and USA). 
  • Collaborate with our Lean Manufacturing projects to ensure MES is an integral part of our Lean Manufacturing practices and processes. 
  • Develop Business Intelligence using the MES data to assist the Operations Management team to drive continuous improvement across the business. 
  • Work with our software partner on MES configuration and integration with the ERP system. 
  • Collect and represent requirements from each manufacturing location whilst ensuring a good level of standardization. 
  • Deliver the training of administrators and users who work with the system. 
  • Interact with a variety of stakeholders including: Production/Operations, IT, Planning, R&D, Customer Services across our sites. 
  • There will be extensive travel (around 50%) to other NKT Photonics offices within Europe and the USA. 

The Individual 

  • Previous, relevant experience of working with and implementing an MES within a live environment; ideally gained in a design and manufacturing organisation. 
  • Specific working knowledge of best-practice manufacturing techniques (SPC, Six Sigma, and Lean Principles) and experience working in an ISO9001 controlled environment would be highly useful. 
  • Inspirational motivator; able to encourage people to derive collective and personal success. 
  • Effective communicator at all levels – comfortable training others in technical subjects. 
  • Able to think innovatively and offer new ideas and solutions for improvements. 
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills; able to assess complex problems effectively and deliver solutions. 
  • Passionate about what you do and enjoy working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. 
  • Comfortable with extensive travel across our sites. NKT Photonics has great locations and this role benefits an individual who will thrive on international travel. 

We embrace a culture in which a healthy work-life balance is encouraged; and we promote a positive, supportive working environment. To support our growth plans, we are investing in expanding our facilities and rapidly enlarging our talented teams. We provide a great place to work with good people and exciting, industry leading products. 

If we sound like the place you would like to work, please select the button shown to send your CV and a brief covering letter to us and we will be in contact soon. 

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Additional Keywords: Engineer, Manufacturing Execution Systems, MES, MES Engineer, MES Implementation Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering.