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Software Engineer – MES Solutions - Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA

General Description

The successful candidate will work with our team and many of the leading pharma and biopharma manufacturers to drive efficiency and regulatory compliance in their facilities. The Software Engineer will also work in the development, delivery, and commissioning of state-of-the-art manufacturing execution systems and solutions for R.E. Mason’s industrial customers. The primary platforms that R.E. Mason will implement include Emerson’s Syncade MES, Bio-G scheduling platforms, and Plantweb Optics/Analytics digital transformation solutions.

The Software Engineer will also provide aftermarket (“Lifecycle”) and staff augmentation support to customers. Typically, this includes maintaining and updating existing site MES systems, implementing small scale expansion projects, and assisting with process optimization projects.  The Software Engineer will report to the Project Execution Services Manager located in the R.E. Mason RTP office.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work with customers to analyze/develop functional requirements for MES solutions through client interviews and documentation analysis
  • Work in a team to develop detailed designs, implement, troubleshoot and test Syncade MES solutions that meet client/project requirements.  Including but not limited to:
    • Recipes / Work flows
    • Equipment Management
    • Materials management
    • Document Management
    • Reports Configuration
  • Interface with the Solutions Consultant team to identify and create new business opportunities
  • Develop documentation including creating test scripts as required for validated facilities
  • Work independently on-site at a customer location
  • Support start-up and commissioning activities at customer sites
  • Travel in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia – approximately 25%

Required Competencies

  • US Citizenship required
  • Demonstrated interest in software development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in team environment; a team player
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, and detail oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Organized and reliable; Demonstrates integrity
  • Valid driver’s license required

Required Education & Experience

  • B.S. in CHE, EE, ME, Comp. Eng, Comp. Sci., or other related disciplines
  • 0-5 years of relevant experience
  • MS Office Experience

Preferred Experience/Competencies

  • Experience with Emerson’s Manufacturing Execution Systems (Syncade) or similar products such as Werum Pas-X
  • Experience with object oriented programming using XML, SQL, VBScript, Web Parts, Web Services, etc.
  • Understanding of regulated and validated systems
  • Experience with .NET technologies
  • ISA-95 Enterprise-Control System Integration Model
  • Batch process control/ISA S88 experience
  • Basic Networking

Physical Requirements

Standing Walking Sitting
Kneeling Reaching Overhead Climbing
Pushing and Pulling Lifting - 20 Pounds Using a Computer
Using a Telephone Driving  

About R.E. Mason

R.E. Mason provides industry leading process equipment, software, and services to improve automation, process control, safety, and reliability. We possess decades of experience serving customers in Life Science, Energy, Chemical, Consumer Goods, Metals & Mining, and Pulp & Paper markets.  Along with complementary solutions, R.E. Mason is the Emerson Impact Partner across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Emerson is the global leader of process systems and reliability solutions.
As an employee-owned company (“ESOP”), we believe that our Associates are the foundation of both our customers’ and R.E. Mason’s success.  Our strong company culture, and belief in continued investment in our Associates, has helped us realize long Associate tenures, as well as long lasting relationships with our customers.