Systems Engineering Practitioner in Chicago, IL at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 12/12/2019

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Job ID: 55594

Systems Engineering Practitioner  55594

Position Description:

The Plant IT Engineer has the responsibility of implementing, maintaining and troubleshooting IT applications in the plant to ensure the maximum contribution to productivity, quality, and responsiveness. The Plant IT Engineer also facilitates the implementation of IT enablers in the plant to support the Company's Process efforts in terms of flexible and lean manufacturing, error proofing and manufacturing execution systems. This position provides an excellent opportunity to apply IT skills to manufacturing and to acquire manufacturing experience that will enhance long-term career potential.

  • The ideal candidate must be able to work flexible hours in support a multi-shift operation.
  • Position requires a rotating schedule to support business processes (days, nights, and/or weekends).
  • Work in a multi-shift operation in a manufacturing plant.
  • Provide technical support for IT Applications and Infrastructure.
  • The position focuses on the integration and long term maintenance of the production scheduling execution systems in an assembly setting.
  • Delivering technical support to site to achieve optimal throughput using monitoring, and other benchmarking metrics to achieve peak operational performance.

Skills Required:

  • Technical Skills.
  • Strong Communication skills.

Experience Required:

  • Experience in managing application and hardware support in a manufacturing setting, including defining, updating, and adherence to operating procedures.
  • Experience with robust change control processes.
  • Knowledge of Project Management processes.
  • Experience working with Business management and global teams.
  • Good understanding of a variety of application architectures and networking.

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience in providing IT support in an onshore/offshore model is preferred.

Education Required:

  • Degree Type BS or MS in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or related fields, or other experiences in manufacturing will be evaluated.

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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