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Barry Callebaut Group

MES Engineer

Barry Callebaut Group

Antwerpen ( > Belgium > Europe)

Job description

We are currently looking for an Industrial IT Project engineer to reinforce the corporate industrial digitalization department. Within the processes development department our group is responsible for the realization of the industrial IT part of strategic investment projects for the Barry Callebaut group: more than 11000 employees, 56 manufacturing sites in 30 countries.

In your role you will be part of the industrial IT team to lead global roll-out of MES, Historian and IoT applications. You will be responsible for the implementation of projects of new sites and provide technical support for existing sites. You will be involved in development of worldwide stadnards and in supporting of our internal customers, which span all layers of the business (production, controlling, continuous improvement, QA...).

Strategic big data availability unlocks critical business insights. You will support in setting up internal reporting and analysis tools by aligning business requirements of internal users, defining functional requirements and development of new analysis tools. Depending on the complexity this could be internal developed reporting tools or with the support of external contractors

You will be based in any our offices in Belgium, and willing to accept projects worldwide. This means that for periods ranging from several days to several weeks, you will stay abroad. Due to the international nature of our projects we can offer flexibility in terms of work hours and work location.

Functie : Engineering

Vaardigheden : Food production , Internal Audit , Continuous Improvement , Dutch , Contractors , Chocolate , Cocao , Historian , Higher Education , French

Sector : Food Production , Food & Beverage


  • Antwerpen ( > Belgium > Europe)
Profile preference

- You have an academic master’s degree in engineering. Preferably computer sciences; automation; electronics-ICT or a related field or equivalent by experience.
- You have experience with industrial IT projects and preferably MES. Experience with Wonderware (Archestra, Intouch, System Platform, Skelta Workflow, Historian) is a big plus.
- Knowledge of Microsoft SQL and Microsoft SQL Server reporting services are required.
- You are thinking in a process oriented way. Experience in food or process industry is preferred. You will be able to conduct analysis, identify and quantify improvement opportunities using continuous improvement standards.
- Basic understanding PLC programming, in particular Siemens (S7, PCS7) is considered a plus.
- You are fluent in English. Dutch and/or French are considered a plus.
- Flexibility in terms of travel required for this function.
- You are strongly attracted to the cocoa and chocolate industry and you are willing to master the process.
- You are a results-oriented team player and you will moderate the various parties involved (customers, users, suppliers and contractors).
- You have a broad interest in technology and are continuously collecting know-how to deliver state of the art solutions.


  • Engels
  • Nederlands
  • Frans

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