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MES & IT Laboratory Support Engineer

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Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Charleston, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


At our site in Charleston, we are currently looking for a ​MES & IT Laboratory Support Engineer​ to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

  • Support logistics and production process applications for poly manufacturing automation and data acquisition. Monitor, support and maintain manufacturing execution and warehouse management applications and databases.
  • Monitor MES, WMS, LAB applications interface to Distributed Control System as well as Enterprise-Resource-Planning system.
  • Investigate, diagnose and solve system related faults and issues for IT manufacturing process systems.
  • Participate in IT and business specification requirements planning, development, execution and closing of projects.
  • Provide local consulting for global IT solutions and IT factory applications. Schedule installation work, liaising with all concerned to ensure that installation priorities are met and disruption to the organization is minimized.
  • Support in the design, development, and qualification of automated processes, equipment, and MES systems.
  • Test new factory MES, WMS, LAB applications software releases and provide end-user training and support.       
  • Identify opportunities and continue to improve existing processes, equipment, systems, and infrastructure.
  • Ensure stable and efficient operation of all automation systems for a 24x7 commercial manufacturing facility. 
  • Manage the Laboratory IT architecture of Instrument connectivity, software compatibility with internal standards, architecture for client-server systems etc.          
  • Responsible for Laboratory Demand Management in the Americas region and communicate these to Global Corporate IT. Planning, implementation and integration of applications and services for the existing IT architecture.
  • Provide support for the Americas region's lab PCs (incl. lab software) and SAP interfaces.



  • Bachelor's degree in IT ,Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering, or related field, and 5 years of relevant experience in either manufacturing automation or equipment integration production facilities. 
  • Experience to include Windows based systems, Windows Server, network technology, Oracle, SQL and Office Applications, warehouse management system (WMS) and manufacturing executing system (MES), factory applications such as PI or SPC and software for laboratory equipment (e.g. spectrometers, titrators, particle size and shape analyzers, combustion analyzer) in a manufacturing environment.



WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. 


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.