IT MES Engineer (SAP ME)

  • Germany
  • competitive salary, benefits, and compensation packages


Company Description

KOSTAL Group is a global, family-owned German company that develops market-leading solutions for the solar and automotive industries. The company was established in 1912 and employs about 20 000 people at 47 locations in 22 countries. In Hungary, KOSTAL is building its first business service centre to provide business support in IT, finance, procurement, master data, sales and HR fields. This is a global centre with high value-added and complex processes, which you can help to grow.

The work can be managed remotely – with time-to-time office presence depending on the team’s agreement and the demand of the respective professional area – from any location in Hungary. In case of some company events, office attendance is expected from the colleagues. Technical conditions for working from home are fully in place.

Job Description

The MES Engineer shall support KOSTAL in operating our shop floor IT landscape, especially our Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

Main objective of the job is system maintenance and support but you will support in rollout projects working on topics like requirements engineering, system customization, documentation or user training.

Main tasks, roles and responsibilities:

  • Help operating our 11 SAP ME (MES) instances around the globe on technical and business process level.
  • Monitor our MES systems proactively to identify potential issues, performance bottlenecks, and areas for optimization.
  • Conduct regular health checks and system audits to ensure optimal system performance and reliability.
  • Coordinate maintenance tasks such as software updates, patches, and system upgrades with internal and external stakeholders to keep MES systems up-to-date and secure.
  • Manage configuration changes to MES business processes in accordance with established change management processes.
  • Provide technical and business process support and guidance to MES users, including troubleshooting issues, answering questions, and providing training on functionalities and best practices.
  • Collaborate with end-users to understand their needs and requirements and closely work with the solution architect to provide solutions accordingly.
  • Participate in rollout projects to establish our SAP ME solution in new production sites around the world.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

Work experiences – time/seniority/ sector:

  • 2+ years as an MES Engineer or in troubleshooting MES issues.
  • Experiences in Automotive Industry or discrete manufacturing industry
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting MES-related technical or business processual issues and performing detailed diagnostics
  • Knowledge in underlining infrastructure like Windows Server and Networking
  • Basic understanding in Webservers and Web-technology

Technical/ IT knowledge:

  • Proven Experience in MES is a must.
  • Experience in SAP ME highly welcome.


  • Excellent communication skills and customer orientation to interact with IT colleagues, business stakeholders and external partners
  • Intercultural competencies to work within our global MES community.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Prioritize tasks based on business need and business impact.
  • Attention to the detail and an analytical mindset

Language – with level

  • Fluent English
Additional Information

Why work with us?

  • Flexible working conditions with remote work possibility (in-person presence is required from time to time), you can have a real work-life balance
  • Modern, newly renovated, sustainable office with parking space and bicycle storage area in the heart of Budapest
  • Competitive salary, benefits and compensation packages (Medicover health insurance with dental care, bonuses, an extra day off on your birthday, eyeglasses contribution)
  • Supportive, diverse and highly skilled community
  • Ability to really make a difference and build new processes from scratch, you can participate in the formation and shape of the BSC processes
  • KOSTAL is a dynamically developing company (10-20% yearly growth in the automotive and solar industry), an independent, family-run business which provides much flexibility
  • You can enjoy our value-oriented work culture: we are down-to-earth, appreciative, inspiring and innovative


If you are looking for new challenges, we are looking for you! Shape the future of KOSTAL Hungary while building an international career at a 100+ years old German company! Our flexible working conditions and the excellent team at KOSTAL make the perfect place for your ambitions.


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