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Electrical Controls Engineer

Company: General Motors
Location: Flint
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

About GM
There's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won't happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us
Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description
Responsible for controls engineering support of a vehicle assembly facility and manufacturing processes where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment. May oversee or exercise technical direction over other engineers, engineering support personnel, contractors, or skilled trades personnel to achieve project or manufacturing objectives.

  • Responsible for controls engineering and electrical support of manufacturing processes in a vehicle assembly facility.
  • Manages electrical projects including new, replacement, operations improvements, and periodic repair and replacement.
  • Participates in functional area plant meetings and related activities representing Engineering and to assist in improving the plant's performance goals.
  • Provides technical support, direction, and training to support personnel/Skilled Trades within the organization.
  • Investigates systems and equipment problems and provides technical input in problem resolution.
  • Develops cost estimates, investment forecast, business cases, appropriation requests, and plans for minor project activity.
  • Coordinates with area Manufacturing Engineers and GMVO Engineering on new model process and equipment planning, including model change, CQPI, throughput, sourcing, etc.
  • Assist in the development of a project support plan between the plant, GMNA, and contractor resources.
  • Maintains proficiency in their field.
  • Coordinate with Plant Business Teams to support/attain plant-wide goals (Business Plan Deployment).
  • Support GMS and Quality Network implementation initiatives.
  • Utilizes statistical methods for continuous improvement on plant systems.
  • Enforces safe work practices as the highest priority and implements objectives for ergonomics, health/safety, and housekeeping.
  • Maintains good working relationships with peers, hourly employees, union, management, supplier community, and interfaces with necessary support functions outside of the Plant.
  • Develops and monitors planning timetables and projects schedules.
  • Utilizes best practices and common systems to support the overall competitive manufacturing initiative.
  • Coordinates and communicates the development of changes to improve conditions for the manufacturing processes.
  • Input into the establishment of plant budget for Central Manufacturing Engineering
  • Ensures long term, cost effective maintenance of equipment and facility.
  • Manages projects to minimize investment cost while providing facilities that require a minimum operating cost (maximum throughput, energy efficiency, etc.).
  • Work with Plant Trainers to develop courses for New Technologies introduced to the Plant.Additional Job Description
    Basic Required
    • Ability to program and troubleshoot processors in the Allen Bradley PLC family
    • Ability to troubleshoot complex manufacturing equipment
    • Ability to troubleshoot equipment level networks (Device-Net, Control Net, Ethernet Network)
    • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult
    • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
    • High level of oral and written communication skills
    • Must be willing to work any shift. This position is for a second shift GA controls engineer.
    • Must be willing to work daily or weekend overtime to support vehicle production schedules and project activity.Basic Preferred
      • Experience working in automotive assembly
      • Experience with Global Error Proofing (GEP) hardware, software and functionality in a manufacturing environment.Education and Training
        • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experienceBenefits Overview
          The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
          Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
          Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
          Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
          Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
          Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
          Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

          Diversity Information
          General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

          We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

          Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
          The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at ...@GM.com . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.
          Associated topics: adapter, circuit, design, energy, kv, lighting, renewable, wind, wire, wiring

Keywords: General Motors, Flint , Electrical Controls Engineer, Other , Flint, Michigan

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