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Functional Specialist, MES Support

Hydro Global Business Services (GBS) is an organizational area that operates as an internal service provider for the Hydro group. Its ultimate purpose is to deliver relevant IT, financial and HR business services to all business areas within the company.

Job Location: Remote and Office

Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave



Job Summary: The Functional Specialist is the solution expert of one or more functional area/module in MES. The preferred candidate will act as liaison with the live businesses to conduct research, analyze, develop plans and technical reports while understanding the business and its processes. This position will require travel to plants on a project-to-project basis. The amount of projects will vary from year to year but will be 6 to 8 weeks per project.


Salary: $75,256 - $85,084


Required Education/Experience:

  • College or University (IT /Business Degree or Equivalent)
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate or equivalent
  • PRINCE2 Certification or equivalent 
  • Minimum 5 years working with MES / ERP or variant in a hands-on environment
  • Minimum 5 years in operational support of MES systems with configurations including workflows
  • Expert level understanding of MES / ERP systems (Hydra preferably) modules and underlying architecture design,
  • At least 5 years in integrating MES/ERP with different business systems, as well as working with integration tools.
  • Specific knowledge of Shop floor & Manufacturing; Supply Chain & Planning; Quality; ERP/ Process control integrations


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Integration understanding
  • Expert knowledge on any MES/ERP system
  • Strong spoken and written English
  • Planning, organization and troubleshoot
  • Develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and analysis 
  • Work independently to analyze available information, draw conclusions and understanding   and present such conclusions effectively to senior managements 
  • Respect diversity and work collaboratively with individuals of diverse cultural, social, and educational backgrounds 
  • Be able to support multiple projects and BAU activities


Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a functional liaison between departmental stakeholders and staff and/ or vendors
  • supports multiple projects and BAU activities
  • research, analyze, develop plans and technical reports
  • Create functional detailed designed documentation
  • Test scenarios/scripts to validate the solution
  • Collaborate with solution architect to ensure global template consistency and solutions fits across locations.
  • Liaison with live businesses to engage with solutions proposals and network with in the respective functional area/ module.
  • Travel will vary depending on projects



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Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

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Posted on:  Sep 20, 2023

Moon Township, PA, US, 15108

Department:  Manufacturing Execution Systems
Business Area:  Global Business Services(HGBS)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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