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ERP Data Specialist

location icon East Syracuse, NY, United States
Full Time

Company Description

INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 software solutions that enhance productivity and quality of tools, processes, and complete factories. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of our vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental health and safety.

Job Description

The ERP Data Specialist is responsible for the data integrity of all ERP Bill of Material & Routing information and for streamlining the processes involved in creating and editing each of these sets of information. This role is also responsible for diagnosing & solving issues related to BOM & Routing data integrity that occur on the production floor and working jointly with our Engineering group on developing solid configuration management decisions. This position will report to the Head of Operations Engineering.


Essential Job Duties

  • Develop a deep understanding of how Inficon currently uses its existing ERP System (SAP) for all production floor BOM & routing related characteristics such as variant configuration BOMs, sub-assemblies, phantoms, work centers, setup hours, machine & labor hours, backflush, confirmations & part consumptions, point-of-use inventory & kanbans
  • Make recommendations on ways to improve INFICON’s usage of each of the items above in order to prevent recurring issues
  • Work to diagnose & solve production floor issues related to BOMs & Routings as well as cost-variances that the cost-accounting department identifies as tied to routing issues
  • Responsible for the data-entry for all New Program Development (NPD) SAP BOM, Material Master & Routing data and for implementing SAP data changes tied to Engineering Changes for existing production product
  • Work to streamline the data-entry and editing process for this information by using features in SAP that Inficon currently under-utilizes, such as Engineering Workbench
  • Develop and streamline the process of BOM entry for product which INFICON offers with customer-defined variant configurations
  • Work on generating custom queries in SAP to better understand the underlying data that drives INFICON’s business processes and analyze this data to make recommendations on improvements to the business decisions that rely on this information
  • Work to ensure both internal & external customers are satisfied with the team’s response in dealing with the inevitable ERP data issues that arise in a manufacturing organization
  • Work jointly on a near-daily basis with Inficon’s production, planning, logistics & process engineering departments


 Behaviors necessary for this role include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Detail-orientated individual who has a proven track record of problem solving and a resourceful mentality
  • Individual who enjoys challenges and can articulate their thoughts and ideas effectively
  • Independent and driven individual who is good at collaborating with others on projects and technical initiatives
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Establish credibility & trust from all levels of the organization.

Education and/or Experience

  • Demonstrated experience as a power-user of an ERP system(s) and deep familiarity with BOMs, routings & production work orders, preferably in a low-volume, high-mix manufacturing organization
  • Demonstrated experience generating data queries in order to investigate and make data edits/loads on a large scale basis
  • Minimal requirement Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline and 2+ years of experience or the equivalent combination of education, training & experience
  • Experience in high cleanliness, tight tolerance, and high mix manufacturing environments preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to develop methods of entry/edits of large ERP datasets
  • Demonstrated ability of being strong at self-education on software systems/capabilities

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

INFICON provides a dynamic work environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our employees experience on going green initiatives, flexible work hours, and a variety of health and wellness programs.

INFICON’s forward thinking approach offers countless opportunities to design, support, and manufacture a diverse product portfolio that expands globally. Our Lean and Agile work environment offers a competitive compensation, relocation assistance, a discretionary bonus and generous employee benefits; major medical, dental, health, vision, 401K, vacation and sick time, tuition reimbursement and more!

INFICON, is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers that apply without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. A notice describing Federal equal employment opportunity laws is available here and here to reaffirm this commitment. 

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Publication date: 2023-09-20
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