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IT Specialist - Manufacturing Delivery

Requisition ID:  14820
Job Location(s): 

Ames, US

Job Description

Danfoss is looking for a Manufacturing IT Delivery Consultant to join us at our Ames, Iowa facility. As an integral part of the manufacturing delivery team, you will be working alongside a talented team of global solution architects and designers, innovating the technology used to build sustainable smart solutions that power industries and cities.

As a member of Danfoss Group IT, the Manufacturing IT Delivery Consultant works with business stakeholders to troubleshoot incidents, resolve problems, gather requirements and implement technical solutions. Business stakeholders are typically Manufacturing Engineers, Process Technicians, Equipment Operators or members of leadership. To improve the safety, quality, and productivity of our manufacturing environment, technical solutions range from standard PC’s with commercially available software, to purpose-built systems with custom hardware and software solutions. This role regularly requires researching new systems, applying existing standards to them and creating documentation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide in-person and remote support for the enhancement, development, implementation, migration, and
  • upgrade of manufacturing solutions.
  • Create documentation for installation, support, and training purposes.
  • Work across multiple IT groups to provide support and deliver solutions within manufacturing.
  • Develop and share best-practices related to industry knowledge, technology relevance, and target solutions.
  • Engages with local leadership regularly to foster positive, cross-functional relationships with IT and non-IT colleagues.
  • Support the integration of MES, HMI, and ERP solutions.
  • On-call support and international travel required.

Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college/university with a Manufacturing or Information Technology discipline desired.
  • Minimum 4-5 years experience supporting manufacturing/shop floor systems.
  • Familiarity of ISA-95 and ITIL models and concepts.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to lead/coach others.
  • Understanding of closed-loop manufacturing (CLM).
  • Experience with Azure Dev Ops or similar development tools.
  • C#, Visual Basic, .Net web services/framework experience required.
  • SSRS and SQL Database administration.
  • Oracle Database administration.
  • Knowledge of continuous integration (build, test, run).
  • Creative thinker and problem solver.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite.
  • Previous experience working for a large corporation.
  • Self-starter motivated to challenge the status quo.
  • Strong working knowledge of current operating systems, IT hardware, networking concepts, and Active Directory and Group Policy administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams comprised of many backgrounds and cultures.
  • Comfortable providing technical education to those who are peers as well as those in leadership.

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss is engineering technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to be better, smarter and more effective. In growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integration of renewable energy.

Our solutions are used, for example, for cooling, air conditioning, heating, controlling electric motors and mobile equipment. Our innovative engineering can be traced back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a global leader with 28,000 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. We are privately owned by the founder’s family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Danfoss is engineering technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to be better, smarter and more effective. In growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integration of renewable energy.

Our solutions are used, for example, for cooling, air conditioning, heating, controlling electric motors and mobile equipment. Our innovative engineering can be traced back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a global leader with 28,000 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. We are privately owned by the founder’s family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com


Nearest Major Market: Ames
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines