MES Specialist (SQL/DBA)

Job Title: MES Specialist (SQL/DBA)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Perth
Salary: SQL DBA / Administration contract role!
Start Date: 2019-07-30
Reference: JO-1907-532600
Contact Name: Paul Mackin Brown
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 30, 2019 17:33

Job Description

  • Not your typical SQL DBA contract role!
  • Immediate start, CBD location
  • 12 month contract
Looking to advance your career or simply want to enjoy the opportunity to benefit from the significant experience you have already gained supporting large scale infrastructure environments? The opportunity exists to join a global leader, working from their Perth CBD offices on an initial 12 month contract performing SLQ DBA activities within an MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) environment.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following significant commercial experience
  • 4+ years experience as a SQL Server DBA (or similar role)
  • MY SQL Server Administration experience required
  • Performance Tuning and Optimization
  • Experience of High Availability and Disaster Recovery options for SQL Server
  • Windows Domain management and System administration
  • Knowledge of Network support and topology
  • Experience in use of PI Historian is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to engage with a range of stakeholders, building strong relationships
Key duties of the role include (but are not limited to):
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, Monitor system health and performance
  • Ensures that test and production databases are properly backed up and recovered when necessary.
  • Develops and maintains database backup and recovery procedures.
  • Designs and builds operational infrastructure to support our databases, automating where possible
  • Maintains detailed documentation of database Design/Architecture and setup
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Engage with Operations, Facilities Engineering, control system vendor support and IS support teams to ensure changes are specified, designed, tested, documented and implemented accordingly.
  • Performs IT system administration tasks, monitors IT system performance, maintains IT applications and escalate where necessary.
  • Assist in maintaining and supporting Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) such as PAS integrity, PlantStateSuite Alarm Management, Yokogawa FAST/Tools, PlantTriage and PI Historian.
  • Participates in Operations and Facilities Engineering "management of change' and "permit to work' meetings / systems.
  • Troubleshoots MES application incidents and provides assistance with root cause analysis and follow-up corrective support as per the agreed SLA.
  • Provides complex problem solving, continuous improvement and standardization efforts for Windows and some SCADA related work processes.
  • Ensuring all documentation, evergreen procedures and compliance tasks for the MES applications and DMZ IT components are completed and up to date.
  • Maintains current working knowledge of IT and control system trends that could impact plant operations.
  • Ensures DMZ/MES applications and supporting infrastructure are compliant with the relevant policies, NIST standards and technical controls by participating in regular audits on key areas and initiatives.
For a confidential chat or for further information on the technical environment, the projects underway or to better understand the longer term opportunity on offer, please call Linda Mackin Brown or Tracy Dhir on 08 9221 3300. To apply, please forward your updated CV by clicking the "APPLY NOW' button. For a list of all vacant positions, please see our website