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Digital Manufacturing Expert - Hybrid

Digital Manufacturing Expert - Hybrid

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary:

The Digital Innovation Engineer Expert is responsible researching, piloting, and supporting newly formed connected worker tools for the NUSA Technical & Production factories and corporate teams in conjunction with the Operations Excellence strategies diving Total Delivered Cost (TDC) improvements to our businesses.

 

As a Digital Innovation Engineer Expert, you will be working in the following areas: (1) Connected Worker Tools, (2) Internet of Things - IoT, (3) Data-Historians, (4) Dashboarding, or (5) Custom Solutions, with a heavy emphasis on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Advanced Process Controls (APC). You are also responsible for researching and analyzing new technology, software, and methodologies for use in our manufacturing environment, to improve performance, reduce costs, and/or leapfrog our competition. You will also need to have the ability to convince business decision makers (via storytelling and business case development) to allow for experimentation and development projects. 

 

A sense of urgency and ability to work under tight deadlines are critical for success in this role. You need to be self-motivated and driven with results focus. This role will have a strong emphasis on building enterprise-level manufacturing dashboards and developing process improvement projects using APC. Travel required 30%, mainly USA, international possible. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Innovation in Digital Manufacturing: Designing and building business intelligence solutions, conducting deep dive analyses of business problems, and assisting in identifying opportunities to address business needs with technology solutions.
  • Building Real-Time Manufacturing Visibility Platform: Using common manufacturing visualization platforms, you will be developing and building an enterprise-wide visualization platform to support troubleshooting and decision making. 
  • Driving Operational Improvement Projects: Focusing on sustainable gains in reliability, quality, safety, cost, and delivery using methodologies like Nestle Continuous Excellence, TPM, and LEAN fundamentals.   Assist functions/manufacturing groups in identifying opportunities, collecting, analyzing business requirements, and performing data analysis to address business needs.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Working with division, factory, and internal partners to achieve business outcomes.

 

Experience:

  • 5+ years with various manufacturing systems experience. (SCADA, MES, MOM, Data-Historians, etc.)
  • 10+ years with industrial control systems (expert level) including electrical safety.
  • 5+ years of experience supporting software development projects. Past roles may include systems integrator, software developer, and/or systems engineer required.
  • Experience with AI, ML and/or APC preferred.
  • Experience with Industrial Vision Systems preferred.
  • Experience in CPG manufacturing industry preferred.
  • Experience with Food and Beverage manufacturing would be highly preferred.
  • Experience with TrendMiner, TwinThread, BrainCube, OSI-PI Platform, and/or Aveva Historian would be highly preferred.

 

Skills:

  • Intellectual Curiosity and Continuous Learning: Strong Intellectual curiosity in all forms of technology is a must, with the ability to convert those ideas into applicable experiments and initiatives to support business outcomes. Commitment to staying current with the rapidly evolving fields of AI, ML, and APC. Ability to keep up to date with the latest advancements in automation technology.
  • Strategic Thinking and Story Telling: Ability to develop and implement innovation strategies that align with the company's goals. This includes the ability to build business cases (or feasibility studies) and convince others to support experimentation and initiative that have business benefits. 
  • Advanced Technical Proficiency: Understanding of AI and ML algorithms, programming languages like Python or R, and experience with Advance Process Control systems. Strong understanding of PLC hardware and software, including programming languages like Ladder Logic, Function Block Diagram, and Structured Text.
  • Process User Interface Design: Proficiency in designing user interfaces that are both functional and visually engaging. Understanding of user experience principles to ensure the interface is user-friendly and meets the needs of the target audience. Ability to create prototypes to test and refine designs before final implementation. Familiarity with manufacturing graphic design software platforms. Work closely with stakeholders to bring the design to life.
  • Systems Engineering and Design: Understanding of how to integrate AI and ML models into existing process control systems. Ability to design and implement complex control systems that integrate with various industrial processes. Familiarity with industry standards, such as ANSI/ISA-95 and ANSI/ISA-88.
  • Analytical Thinking: Strong problem-solving skills to develop innovative solutions for complex engineering challenges. Analyzing market trends, consumer needs, and the competitive landscape to identify opportunities for innovation. Sense of success (ability to fail faster, when necessary).
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Communication: Ability to work with teams across different engineering disciplines to implement projects and initiatives. Clearly communicate both orally and in writing, business/technology concepts across all levels of organization.  Ability to address IT and Security requirements as they develop within projects and initiatives.

 

Requisition ID: 307809 

#LI-Hybrid

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship. 

 


Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary:

The Digital Innovation Engineer Expert is responsible researching, piloting, and supporting newly formed connected worker tools for the NUSA Technical & Production factories and corporate teams in conjunction with the Operations Excellence strategies diving Total Delivered Cost (TDC) improvements to our businesses.

 

As a Digital Innovation Engineer Expert, you will be working in the following areas: (1) Connected Worker Tools, (2) Internet of Things - IoT, (3) Data-Historians, (4) Dashboarding, or (5) Custom Solutions, with a heavy emphasis on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Advanced Process Controls (APC). You are also responsible for researching and analyzing new technology, software, and methodologies for use in our manufacturing environment, to improve performance, reduce costs, and/or leapfrog our competition. You will also need to have the ability to convince business decision makers (via storytelling and business case development) to allow for experimentation and development projects. 

 

A sense of urgency and ability to work under tight deadlines are critical for success in this role. You need to be self-motivated and driven with results focus. This role will have a strong emphasis on building enterprise-level manufacturing dashboards and developing process improvement projects using APC. Travel required 30%, mainly USA, international possible. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Innovation in Digital Manufacturing: Designing and building business intelligence solutions, conducting deep dive analyses of business problems, and assisting in identifying opportunities to address business needs with technology solutions.
  • Building Real-Time Manufacturing Visibility Platform: Using common manufacturing visualization platforms, you will be developing and building an enterprise-wide visualization platform to support troubleshooting and decision making. 
  • Driving Operational Improvement Projects: Focusing on sustainable gains in reliability, quality, safety, cost, and delivery using methodologies like Nestle Continuous Excellence, TPM, and LEAN fundamentals.   Assist functions/manufacturing groups in identifying opportunities, collecting, analyzing business requirements, and performing data analysis to address business needs.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Working with division, factory, and internal partners to achieve business outcomes.

 

Experience:

  • 5+ years with various manufacturing systems experience. (SCADA, MES, MOM, Data-Historians, etc.)
  • 10+ years with industrial control systems (expert level) including electrical safety.
  • 5+ years of experience supporting software development projects. Past roles may include systems integrator, software developer, and/or systems engineer required.
  • Experience with AI, ML and/or APC preferred.
  • Experience with Industrial Vision Systems preferred.
  • Experience in CPG manufacturing industry preferred.
  • Experience with Food and Beverage manufacturing would be highly preferred.
  • Experience with TrendMiner, TwinThread, BrainCube, OSI-PI Platform, and/or Aveva Historian would be highly preferred.

 

Skills:

  • Intellectual Curiosity and Continuous Learning: Strong Intellectual curiosity in all forms of technology is a must, with the ability to convert those ideas into applicable experiments and initiatives to support business outcomes. Commitment to staying current with the rapidly evolving fields of AI, ML, and APC. Ability to keep up to date with the latest advancements in automation technology.
  • Strategic Thinking and Story Telling: Ability to develop and implement innovation strategies that align with the company's goals. This includes the ability to build business cases (or feasibility studies) and convince others to support experimentation and initiative that have business benefits. 
  • Advanced Technical Proficiency: Understanding of AI and ML algorithms, programming languages like Python or R, and experience with Advance Process Control systems. Strong understanding of PLC hardware and software, including programming languages like Ladder Logic, Function Block Diagram, and Structured Text.
  • Process User Interface Design: Proficiency in designing user interfaces that are both functional and visually engaging. Understanding of user experience principles to ensure the interface is user-friendly and meets the needs of the target audience. Ability to create prototypes to test and refine designs before final implementation. Familiarity with manufacturing graphic design software platforms. Work closely with stakeholders to bring the design to life.
  • Systems Engineering and Design: Understanding of how to integrate AI and ML models into existing process control systems. Ability to design and implement complex control systems that integrate with various industrial processes. Familiarity with industry standards, such as ANSI/ISA-95 and ANSI/ISA-88.
  • Analytical Thinking: Strong problem-solving skills to develop innovative solutions for complex engineering challenges. Analyzing market trends, consumer needs, and the competitive landscape to identify opportunities for innovation. Sense of success (ability to fail faster, when necessary).
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Communication: Ability to work with teams across different engineering disciplines to implement projects and initiatives. Clearly communicate both orally and in writing, business/technology concepts across all levels of organization.  Ability to address IT and Security requirements as they develop within projects and initiatives.

 

Requisition ID: 307809 

#LI-Hybrid

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship. 

 


Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

Solon, OH, US, 44139

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