Position: MES Solution Architect SME | Operational Intelligence

Plymouth, MI


RedViking is a leader in MES. Our customers are Global Manufacturing Leaders who trust us to leverage the latest manufacturing technology and provide Best-in-Class Operational Intelligence Solutions that connect, monitor and optimize their manufacturing operations. 

Our Operational Intelligence team has created a key role for someone with an extensive background integrating MES solutions in manufacturing.

This Opportunity:  You will serve as Subject Matter Expert and trusted advisor with our team and customers to help drive full manufacturing site transformations with custom software and automation solutions in the IT/OT environment for global manufacturing facilities.  Collaboratively, you will design, develop, and troubleshoot MES and automation architecture using a strategic approach of industry standards and focusing on building reusable, scalable solutions. This position requires a combination of manufacturing knowledge, technical consulting experience, and “hands-on” integration skills.  You will provide design and configuration of computer system solutions in support of manufacturing supply chain, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), or manufacturing execution systems (MES), integration of ERP, and Quality Systems.  You will also provide independent support to consulting, systems architecture, integration and solution optimization activities for both internal and external facing initiatives, including requirements gathering, feasibility studies, and preparation of reports, functional specs, upgrade assessments, and request for proposals (RFP). 

This is a significant opportunity to expand your career if you thrive in a problem-solving, solutions-focused environment. Hybrid work schedule and relocation assistance provided.

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, related discipline or equivalent in experience
  • 7+ years’ experience in engineering in a leadership role
  • Must have expert-level understanding of both manufacturing business process execution and computer systems architecture
  • Experience with Ignition or other robust plant floor MES platforms and solutions
  • Experience with Network architecture and common IoT solution design and communication protocols (OSI network layers, TCP/UDP, IP Packet, Modbus, MQTT, IO-Link, RS232/422, FTP, Telnet, LAN/WAN, etc.)
  • Ability to identify and implement efficient paths of action to finish the assigned work
  • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders including engineering, manufacturing and customers
  • Excellent time management/organizational skills to multi-task with a variety of projects
  • Willing to travel both domestically and internationally (15-20%)


What I like most about working at RedViking are the problem solving solutions we develop for our customers. It goes beyond selling a product. It’s forming a collaborative partnership with our customers that enables them to be successful and keeps them coming back to RedViking with new challenges for us to help them solve. Jeff DeClue - Sales Manager of Dynamic Test Systems
First of all, it’s the people. Some of the smartest engineers I have ever worked with are here. But more than that, we all are trying to do our best and be better every day. Everyone is working to improve themselves and the company and that creates a synergy of improvement that you just don't see most places.

Second, I truly feel empowered and supported by management. They are always striving to create an environment where the staff can learn and grow. They are always looking to do what they can to make this a welcoming, friendly, inclusive, supportive environment for professional and personal growth.

And last but not least, it’s the work! I love being a part of creating the next generation of machinery. From AGVs to robots we do some very cool stuff and that makes coming to work fun. One day you’re assembling aircraft engines and the next day you’re working on an AGV that carries a garbage truck. If you think that’s cool, then you understand why I love being a Viking!!
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check.
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