Manufacturing Business Systems Analyst

ViaSat   •  

Tempe, AZ

Industry: Telecommunications


5 - 7 years

Posted 153 days ago

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Job Responsibilities

As a key member of Operations Business Systems team, this position will work closely with Operations, Quality, IT, Engineering, and Business unit functions to implement and develop a new manufacturing execution system (MES), Solumina. Candidates must understand the value of technology in manufacturing to improve process control, efficiency, and compliance. A successful candidate will bring a wealth of Process, Systems, and IT experience, and be able to quickly understand the specific business needs of Viasat.

  • Evaluate process plans in existing PLM, ERP, and MES systems for conversion to Solumina
  • Help administer Solumina
  • Respond to and resolve system support issues
  • Manage roll-out tasks for Solumina conversions and upgrades
  • Facilitate proposals for all upgrades and changes to Solumina
  • Contribute to continuous improvement within Solumina
  • Ability to both lead and act as a member of a team
  • Assist management and manufacturing engineers in the development of procedures and processes which improve Viasat’s ability to meet product system requirements
  • Communicate with peers and supervisors regularly, document work, meetings, and decisions
  • Stay current on business system technologies relevant to manufacturing execution systems
  • Provide business leaders with clear awareness of current state process, system capabilities, and future roadmap
  • Participate in continuous improvement actions through data analysis and creation of metrics.
  • Provide operational analysis and reporting to Operations functional leaders, Programs, Finance, and others.


  • 5+ years of experience in a Solumina support or administrator role
  • Technical knowledge of the underlying database table structures in Solumina and the ability to write and troubleshoot queries and views via sql
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM)
  • Understanding of BOM, Routing, and Item setups and their manufacturing implications
  • Understanding of data requirements gathering and ability to translate business requirements from stakeholders to a technical development team.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and effectively engage with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Change management skills and ability to operate effectively in a fast paced environment.
  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies.
  • Adept at process mapping physical and transactional flows.
  • High analytical aptitude capable of interpreting data to identify trends.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining an organized and systematic approach to task completion.
  • Bachelor degree in a technical/systems field. May substitute applicable equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • US Citizenship required.
  • Up to 10% travel


  • Experience with reporting and analytical tools, such as Alteryx and Tableau.
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP in the areas of Inventory and Discrete Manufacturing
  • Experience with Agile PLM
  • Worked in an agile scrum development environment, and experience with JIRA ticketing software

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