Data Specialist (for Manufacturing Execution System)

Data analytics
Pipelife is a business unit within the Wienerberger Group and one of the world’s leading suppliers of plastic pipe systems, currently present in 26 countries. We manufacture and market a wide range of quality pipe systems, providing tailor-made solutions for municipal infrastructure as well as for the industrial and house-building sectors.Pipelife is now focusing on the development of Manufacturing Excellence and is therefore looking for a skilled and ambitious Manufacturing Execution System Data Specialist.


  • Review the existing infrastructure to collect the data, suggest improvements 
  • Define and apply methods to clean the data
  • Do exploratory data analysis to support local operational teams
  • Identify missing data and highlight opportunities for new data 
  • Define and review correlations between the input data and output data
  • Suggest opportunities for performance improvements within the operation on predefine KPI’s
  • Work closely with the MES Engineer and the Production Process Expert to define features for possible tools and dashboards to use the data in operations


  • University degree in Data science, Data Engineering, Applied Mathematics / Applied Statistics, or Computer Science 
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in data science 
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems favorable 
  • Programming skills in data science appropriate languages (frontend e.g. JavaScript; Power BI; Grafana and backend e.g. python, scala)
  • Clear and apparent affinity with numbers, digitization, software usage
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Fluent English language
  • Availability to travel

Company offers:

  • You will work in an international team within a highly diverse and multi-cultural organization. 
  • You will have a great office in Riga 
  • The position requires frequent business travels to our production sites with location all over Europe and to the and office will be in the Headquarters in Vienna
  • Dynamic environment and international team with the development opportunities of an international acting group is awaiting you.
  • We offer you a competitive market-based remuneration package reflecting your experience and qualifications as well as attractive benefits. 

The main goal of this role:

  • Pipelife's MES application will provide a variety of functionalities with an initial focus on Planning, Production Performance analysis, Quality Management, Maintenance, Product tracking & tracing and Data Collection/ Acquisition. At the same time, we want to unify our business and production processes in all these areas.
  • Your focus will be leading the process to systematically analyze the available data for immediate shopfloor follow-up as well as structural continuous improvement. For future developments, you would review different tools for AI and Machine Learning to benefit from the available data.
  • As part of Piplife's Industry 4.0 strategy the company is currently improving the digitization of their Manufacturing environment. As a result, an MES system will be implemented. In addition, Pipelife has developed a “3D” model: the Physical line; the Digital twin and the Service team to utilize the acquired data. The Service team generates practical tools for manufacturing by analyzing the data into meaningful information/dashboards etc.

Working hours: full time

Salary: 3000 - 3500 EUR/in a month

If you are interested in taking up this challenge with Pipelife, we are happy to receive your CV to

NB! Please note that we will contact only the candidates of the second round!

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