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CTG MES Networking Analyst (Industrial Automation Systems) in Baytown, Texas

Title: MES Networking Analyst (Industrial Automation Systems)

Location: US-TX-Baytown

Job Number: 19206935

CTG's premier global client located in Baytown, TX (77520) has an immediate need for a PCT Automation Systems Analyst.


The PCT Automation MES Network Analyst is a leader of reliable and efficient PCT systems, oversees improvement projects and ensures that best work practices and proper state-of-the-art technologies are reviewed and considered for the Baytown site. He/she has many external contacts for technical advances and new developments in systems, programming and network architecture.

MES stands for Manufacturing Execution System. However, within this organization, the term is also used to refer to the MES Network, which equates to the DMZ zone between OT & IT. For this job, we are mainly referring to someone who will work with networking, firewalls and backup of systems in this MES Network layer

Successful individual needs to meet the high expectations towards PCT systems as to significantly improve the profitability of the client’s processes by increasing safety, reliability and efficiency. He/she will closely cooperate with Production, PCT, and IT to identify improvement potential, prepare and justify projects, and lead and oversee approved improvement projects.

The PCT Automation MES Analyst must have experience in a wide-range of disciplines in order to properly manage and merge heterogeneous technologies to meet business objectives in the most efficient method available. These disciplines include control system field operations, control optimization, MES applications, and OT networks.

The PCT Automation MES Analyst must be able to manage all types of systems, which requires supporting many different operating systems and applications. The PCT Automation MES Analyst should play a key role in the launch of best practices in the realm of APC, automation, alarm management, and controller performance management.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop and implement systems optimization opportunities within the PCT and MES layers for PCT systems (including interface with IT) and take a support role in coordinating PCT systems improvements

  • Support the Cybersecurity practices and ensures compliance with corporate standards

  • Management of Front and Back Area Firewall Rules

  • Manage MES operating system patching and antivirus

  • Support strategic and capital projects involving PCT systems

  • Work closely together with Production, IT and PCT engineers to optimize system architecture and applications

  • Provide local technical support as needed for all MES and PCT systems and networks

  • Aide the development of the PCT Specialists role and mentor less experienced PCT engineers

  • Executes backups of OT Systems (MES, DCS, PLC)

  • Systems include DeltaV, HIMA, PI Data Historian, Rockwell PLCs, and Alarm Management and Controller Performance tools

Education Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Networking or related degree with 5 years’ experience (AS with significant experience in the field of networking, security, etc.)

  • Industrial Control System evaluation, design, and implementation experience

  • Familiar with Cybersecurity practices

  • Management of OT Network (or networks)

  • Management of front and back firewall rules

  • Management of MES operating system patching & antivirus (or general systems)

  • Backups of OT systems (MES, DCS, PLC) (or general systems)

  • Automation implementation best practices

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Able to work well in both team and autonomous environments

  • Ability to influence others with technological advances that support business objectives


Compensation: $55.00 - $60.00 per hour, W-2, negotiable based on experience

Duration: 6 months, extendable

Shift Start: First

Drug Testing: Hair follicle and urine drug testing will be conducted prior to hire and may include random testing once placed on assignment

APPLY NOW for resume review by Mary Jane “MJ” Slaughter at mjslaughter@ctg.com. Please reference CTG Job #19206935. Referrals are greatly appreciated!!

CTG’s Benefits Plan allows you to select insurance coverage that best suits your lifestyle, and take part in our savings programs and educational plans. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts, a 401(k) Retirement Plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase plan. Our educational plan comprises access to more than 2,000 web-based technical, professional and business development courses.


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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