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Applications Engineer

Job ID R0030515 Date posted Jun. 15, 2021 Location Lessines, Belgium

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Job Description

In the engineering organization, the automation team is responsible of the automation equipment and computerized system from PLC to MES, from  data acquisition to contextualization in the different part of the Takeda Lessines plant.

Takeda is using a Manufacturing Execution System based on Siemens Simatic IT eBR for the Lessines manufacturing lines. On top of recording the batch records, the  MES represents the link between Process Control, Enterprise Management Systems and drives on-the-field people trough Manufacturing process. The goal of such system is to increase robustness, reduce non-added value activities and be the foundation of Plant Digitalization and Industry 4.0.

This position ensures the role of Analyst/Developer for the MES Solution, for the OsiPi solution  and for the interface with the Automation Systems:

  • Build specifications from different sources ( Process and Manufacturing experts, automation team, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, … )
  • Develop and deliver fully tested computer programs and, when required, modify basic computer systems design on schedule, within prescribed resource limits, and in accordance with client requirements and departmental standards.
  • Continue to develop understanding of the computer programming process in both development and maintenance situations and assume an increasingly active role in the area of computer systems design.
  • Ensure full alignment between the automation system and MES
  • Support End-users and Facility Subject Matters Experts

Minimum Degree Required: 

Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science or a related field with systems experience preferred.


  • Must have 3+ years of system experience in developing and/or supporting applications to solve business problems.
  • MES experience (Simatic IT eBR)
  • Experience with GMP systems, Validaton and change management process.
  • Written English is a must and fluent in French.


BEL - Lessines

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