MES Application Engineer III - Kalispell

$104,000 - $143,000 yearly
  • Applied Materials
  • Kalispell, MT, USA
  • Jul 01, 2024
Full time Computer Science Data Engineering Manufacturing Software

Job Description

Applied Materials AGS Automation Products Group (APG) is hiring an application engineer to support product development, customer deployment, and services for Applied SmartFactory® automation products and solutions in the areas of manufacturing execution, factory performance, equipment performance, and advanced process control.  Additionally, candidate will drive continuous improvement, help improve knowledge base management, and seek opportunities to build organizational efficiencies using technology, AI, machine learning, automation, and optimization. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) solutions featuring SmartFactory MES 300works® Full-Auto, MES FACTORYworks® Maintenance Management
  • Triage and troubleshoot issues across the CIM (e.g. MES, Equipment Automation, CMMS, process control systems, message bus)
  • Work with product engineering’s QA team on continuous improvement activities
  • MES production support, MES Product delivery support, and CIM delivery project support
  • Develop new solutions and products with product engineering team to address market demands
  • Coordinate customers internal teams to deploy and optimize control solutions to achieve factory KPIs
  • Coordinate with systems administration and IT teams on developing and deploying control solutions
  • Present technical information to customers including technical contributors and managers
  • Create and implement software training and/or demonstrations
  • Project management tasks
  • Perform software installations
  • Knowledge base contribution/management
  • Respond to customer requests for proposal (RFP)
  • Develop and deliver statements of work (SOW)
  • Improve operations through continuous improvement standards such as: 8D, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and 5-Whys

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Two years of experience working in semiconductor, pharmaceutical, solar, or chemical manufacturing
  • Experience with factory automation applications with specific experience in process control
  • Process control expertise such as time series analysis, model predictive control, multivariate modeling, optimization, R2R, SPC, and FDC
  • Experience working with other factory automation and business systems such as Equipment Automation, Recipe Management and MES
  • Project management skills with ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Expert in application of E3 products or similar for implementing process control
  • Working knowledge of databases and use of SQL for data collection & manipulation
  • Working knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as R, Python, C#
  • Working knowledge of data analysis platforms such as Tableau, JMP, or MATLAB
  • Experience explaining technical concepts to Sr. management and managing diverse requirements among multiple stakeholders

Other Functional Knowledge:

  • Software expertise – familiarity working with enterprise automation software running on Windows or Unix platforms with Oracle database
  • Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines


  • Education and Experience
    • BS or MS degree in engineering field
    • 2 years of experience in factory operations


  • Yes, 25%


  • No



Bachelor's Degree

Years of Experience:

2 - 4 Years

Additional Information

Time Type:

Full time

Employee Type:

Assignee / Regular


Yes, 25% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


U.S. Salary Range:

$104,000.00 - $143,000.00

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on multiple factors including location, hire grade, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and with consideration of internal equity of our current team members. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.

For all sales roles, the posted salary range is the Target Total Cash (TTC) range for the role, which is the sum of base salary and target bonus amount at 100% goal achievement.

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.