IT Control/Systems Engineer

3 weeks ago
Job ID
Software Engineering
Position Type
Contract (Full-Time)
# of Openings


Job Title: IT Control/Systems Engineer 

Normal Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Off hours will be on a rotational basis once every 5-6 weeks. 


• This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining software associated with at least one or more manufacturing process step in the Wilmington Optical Fiber manufacturing plant. 
• In this capacity, he/she will work closely with engineering and operations teams in the plant to implement improvements in this process area. 
• Work on projects with focus on maintenance of business or lean manufacturing and meet project’s objectives within given project timeline. 
• Support and develop manufacturing process control systems and manufacturing execution system (MES). 


• Assist team of engineers to provide production support and troubleshooting for 24/7 manufacturing operation. 
• Work with production associates, technicians, and engineers to ensure reliable equipment operation via automated control systems and user interfaces. 
• Support process and product optimization/improvement efforts. Develop plans for innovative solutions to technical problems and follow through to implementation. 
• Provide training for engineers and/or production associates as needed for new processes, equipment, or control systems. 
• Serve on weekend production support team approximately once every 5-6 weeks. 



• B.S. Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. 

Years Of Experience: 
• 5+ years of combined experience in IT. 

Required Skills/Knowledge: 

• Strong computer programming skills – Visual Basic 6, VB.Net, iFIX/SCADA (or any industrial Automation system) 
• Knowledge and/or Experience working on MES - FactoryWorks or Camstar ( or any Manufacturing Execution System) 
• Ability/Experience integrating computers into manufacturing processes to increase efficiencies and lower cost. 
• Ability/experience troubleshooting simple low voltage electrical circuitry. 
• Knowledge/experience of relational databases (Oracle and/or Microsoft SQL Server), MSMQ and XML 
• Willing to be on off hours call on a rotational basis. 

Soft Skills: 

• Able to work in a team-oriented environment 
• Able to communicate well with engineers, production associates, and managers 
• Self-motivated 
• Ability to multi-task 

Managers Must Have: 

• Visual Basic 6 (or VB.Net) 
• IFIX/SCADA (or any industrial automation system) 
• MES knowledge/experience 

Work Environment: 
• Most of the time in office but will also have to go to manufacturing floor for software installation, troubleshooting and testing. (75% - Office; 25%- manufacturing floor)


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