Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work, and we easily stand apart from our competition. We’re constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!
The Senior Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Engineer plays an important role in the success of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company through effective and creative innovation of business and systems functionality. In this role you will have a great opportunity to dive into and work with cross functional teams from manufacturing floor to members of our IT function. We are looking for our candidate to have knowledge of manufacturing, maintenance, quality systems process areas and have the ability to work with business stakeholders and be able to translate business needs into solution requirements.
ERP Experience is required in this role specifically relating to the understanding of business processes in ERP and how it integrates across various functional modules, as well as with non-ERP systems.
This position reports directly to the Business Information Services Operations and Quality (BIS OPQ) Business Relationship Manager.
Leverage understanding of business functions and processes to proactively identify opportunities for new and improved system functionality. Document identified opportunities, assess cross-functional impacts, and assist with development of value statement.
Meet with customers to gather and effectively document business requirements and translate requirements to a system design.
Provide clear and consistent communication within BIS and across the functional business organization including both process and discrete manufacturing processes.
Coordinate new system enhancements with appropriate requirement gathering, solution design, solution testing and organizational change management/communication.
Contribute in a diverse team environment to ensure solutions are implemented in a consistent manner with proper collaboration across IT and the business.
Understand and apply appropriate project and system development methodologies to ensure a timely and cost effective MES features in collaboration with Control System Engineer and Project Managers.
Be aware of and have ability to review data generated through applications by leveraging business process knowledge to effectively evaluate changes and verify and plan business process and application testing.
Demonstrate SAP in the operations and quality space, including SAP Production Planning (including MRP), SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) and SAP Quality Management (QM).
Other duties as assigned by the OPQ Business Relationship Manager.
Bachelor Degree in IT, Engineering, Operations Management, Business Management or related field
5+ years of experience facilitating development and implementation of business initiatives and projects
Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Understanding of ERP configuration specifically in the Operations and Quality functional space in SAP, JD Edwards and/or Microsoft Dynamics is a plus.
Manufacturing Execution System (MES) experience specifically in packaged solutions such as Dassault Systems Apriso, Rockwell Factory Talk Production Center and/or Siemens Simatic MES is a plus.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
Travel expectation varies with an average up to 20% annually.
Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.