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Functional Specialist, MES Support

Hydro  Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standards profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.  Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 34,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.




The Functional Specialist is the solution expert of one or more functional area/module in MES.

Considered as the “go-to” person when detailed setup or solution design questions are to be addressed on a particular functional area.

He/she is accountable for the following tasks within the change control process

  • Creation of the Functional Design Documentation including
    • Detailed solution design
    • Test scenarios/scripts to validate the solution

Within the Operational Support process Functional Specialist is considered as 2nd level support.


Functional Specialist act as liaison with the live businesses to:

  • Proactively engage with solution proposals
  • Keep up networking within the respective functional area/module
  • Ensure leveraging best practices

Functional Specialist tightly collaborates with the Solution Architects to:

  • ensure global template consistency
  • solution fits across locations

Functional Specialist supports multiple projects and BAU activities, so they are not dedicated resources for a single project.

He/she reviews and supports testing of the developer code for developments in conjunction with developers and liaises and resolves faults identified by the business.


Areas of responsibility:

  • Detailed planning and scheduling
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality

ERP / Process control integrations


Work Experiences

  • Five years plus working with MES / ERP or variant in a hands-on environment
  • Experience in operational support of MES systems,
  • Extensive experience with application configuration, including workflows,
  • Experience defining business requirements, writing functional design documentation,
  • Expert level understanding of MES / ERP systems (Hydra preferably) modules and underlying architecture design,
  • Experience integrating MES/ERP with different business systems, as well as working with integration tools.


Industry Experience

Full lifecycle MES/ ERP experience in manufacturing environment with specific understanding of manufacturing, supply chain, shop floor, commercial and finance processes and operations



College or University (IT /Business Degree or Equivalent)



BCS Practitioner Certificate or equivalent



Functional Knowledge

Expert in depth understanding of business functions. Specific knowledge of at least one of the following modules

  • Shopfloor & Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain & Planning
  • Quality
  • ERP / Process control integrations


Technical Knowledge

Expert knowledge on any MES/ERP system

Integration understanding



Strong spoken and written English

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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.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please let us know by completing the form below or by calling +1 (412) 643-3602.





Posted on:  Nov 25, 2021

Baltimore, MD, US, 21230 City of Industry, CA, US, 91748 Dallas (TX), TX, US, 49022 Chicago, US Cressona, PA, US, 17929 Linthicum, MD, US, 21090 Moon Township, PA, US, 15108

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

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

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