Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Engineer

Location: Exton, PA, United States

Our Company

Avanceon is a premier provider of manufacturing technology solutions that helps our clients improve productivity, quality and sustainability.  We started our business when MTV played music videos, a gallon of gas was under a dollar and control systems used “real” relays. As a result, we have seen a lot, done a lot, know a lot and have learned a lot of lessons that we can share with our customers and our team.
Our Culture

Avanceon is a team of talented, creative, and fun people.  We provide a casual and flexible working environment that promotes our work hard / play hard motto.  It is not uncommon to go from a customer meeting to a lunch time ping pong tournament or to reward yourself for a hard day of work with a drink in our kitchen.
Why Work for Avanceon?
Avanceon offers competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, and paid time off.  However, the Avanceon difference comes from all of the additional benefits our associates enjoy:
  • Casual dress code (jeans and sneakers are ok, and sometimes even flip flops!) with funds provided for cool new Avanceon threads
  • Casual work environment where you have easy access to team leaders and friendly executives
  • Flexible schedules and work from home opportunities, plus we’re family friendly; understanding when emergencies arise
  • Above average paid time off (PTO) – earn up to 5 weeks in 5 years
  • Diverse customers and industries makes for a variety of tasks, training, experiences, and certifications
  • Recognition and awards given during a weekly company-wide celebration
  • Easy opportunities to contribute to the community through our fundraising efforts
  • PARTIES! We have ping-pong and corn hole (beanbag) tournaments, BBQs, social hour on Fridays, holiday parties, summer picnics, group outings (we escaped the room!), cocktail parties, and “anything else we can use for an excuse to party” parties

Avanceon’s successful Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) business unit (a.k.a. Pod 2) is recruiting an experienced MES engineer to join our team.  The ideal candidate has worked with Wonderware System Platform along with Wonderware MES Operations, Performance, and Quality modules.  However, candidates that have experience with other MES software packages or strong manufacturing process knowledge and SQL skills are also encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements:

MES engineers can wear many hats at Avanceon from sales support to project execution to training and mentoring of entry-level engineers.  Roles and responsibilities are based on experience level, project requirements, and Pod needs.  A full job description can be provided to candidates during the interview process, however, the following are common activities for experience MES engineers:
Project Execution
  • Participate in requirements gathering and detailed design
  • Complete programming and configuration tasks such as user interface development, data collection, reporting and SQL database development
  • While not the primary focus of an MES engineer, PLC programming ability is highly desired as certain projects may require PLC interaction
  • Support the creation and execution of Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) protocols
  • Participate in onsite installation, commissioning and SAT execution
  • Support creation and execution of validation protocols
  • Provide startup support
Sales Support
  • Develop proposals and cost estimates
  • Participate in conference calls or site visits
Pod Needs
  • Develop and/or participle in internal training programs
  • Attend external training and obtain industry certifications
  • Support profitability and revenue goals
  • Mentor new or entry level associates

Other position requirements:
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Provide occasional off-hours support for key customers
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn new technologies as dictated by project needs
  • Speak, read and write fluently in English
  • Superior computer skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Physically able to be mobile and work safely in an industrial environment

No international candidates or recruiters please.   Interested candidates should apply through our website at
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