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Electrical Facilities Engineer

Company: General Motors
Location: Flint
Posted on: June 9, 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

Key activities you'll be engaged in:

  • Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at unbiased analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.
  • Strategic Planning - Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Customer Satisfaction - Meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Delivering High Quality Outcomes - Engineering high quality, sustainable systems and processes that sustain future business productivity in multiple types of business units. Ensures that the facility management team is positioned to succeed amid changing business trends.
  • Innovation Management - Bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.

Additional Job Description

Electrical Facilities Engineer Job Description:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and maintain medium and low voltage electrical distribution equipment per GM Facility and Safety standards.
  • Provide Primary Electrical Substation operations support to Electrical Utility company for plant. Lead communications regarding Utility (internal & external) and Production utility disruption notifications.
  • Manage power distribution drawings and support documentation. This includes substation one-line drawings, Arc Flash calculations, Short circuit study etc.
  • Manage required PMs, repairs and testing of back-up generators and automatic transfer switches.
  • Manage required PMs, repairs and testing of computer room UPS system
  • Manage required PMs for 4160 Volt chillers. Work with site utility manager to develop scope of work and coordinate timing of services.
  • Manage Electrical Safe Work Practice (ESWP) electrician glove program, 40 Cal. Suit inventory, 8 Cal. daily wear electrician uniform service for the site. This includes required inspections and PMs
  • Perform role of Electrical Safe Work Practices (ESWP) Site Champion for PS4 safety module and salaried Subject Matter Expert for ESWP.
  • Manage repairs and upgrades for the Plant Security systems. This includes surveillance Cameras and Badge Entry, Plant Fire Alarm System, etc.
  • Support day to day facility electrical issues.
  • Provide controls engineering support for Facilities systems e.g. Plant Ventilation Systems, Tank farms, overhead lighting, substation monitoring, chilled water system
  • Provide safe electrical decommissioning of electrical equipment.
  • Provide input in early stages of manufacturing projects to ensure adequate utility supply quality and capacity.
  • Update and revise Asset database (ACAP) system as it relates Facilities Electrical Systems
  • Develop scope, cost estimates and timing for new facilities related projects. Use appropriate procurement systems (SAP, PDPM, NPP) to schedule and manage projects with contract or internal resources.
  • Ensure all GM safety policies and procedures are followed by contractor and internal resources
  • Execute projects within budget and complete on schedule. Coordinate project implementation with plant departments to insure no unplanned production disruptions.
  • Support successful planning and execution of the Workplace Safety System including but not limited to: speak up for safety, call to action, safety observation tours, employee safety concerns, incident investigation, safety module compliance, SIF, and G-Comply (Sign-off procedure)
  • Develop scope documents and write purchase requests for all contracts required for above stated work. Use GM purchasing software and follow approved purchasing processes. Manage purchase orders and pay invoices for all contracts. Provide month end accruals for all contracts to finance department.
  • Work with plant environmental department as required to ensure all contracts meet required environmental compliance for implementation and disposal requirements. This may include required documentation and maintenance of generators, proper contractor chemical approval and usage, proper waste disposal, corrective actions as needed for spill response etc.)
  • Work with plant environmental group to develop projects as required to ensure plant remains in environmental compliance. This may include monitoring of utilities, maintaining integrity of containment areas, creating projects to comply with new regulations, etc.
  • Interface with UAW and comply with the local and national labor agreements.
  • Interface with GM Audit Services and Legal Staff, as required.


  • Experience with industrial electrical power distribution systems rated 13,800 V and below - This includes substations, motor control centers, busway, power panels, control panels and drives
  • Technical aptitude for design, maintenance, and operation of industrial building electrical systems
  • Ability to read electrical distribution one line and switching diagrams and documents
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code, OSHA and MIOSHA electrical standards and GM Electrical standards
  • Demonstrate high level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to coordinate project implementation, solve problems and resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and assignments and have accountability for results
  • Experience in project planning, engineering, and execution
  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
  • High level of administrative and organizational skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others and motivate employees.
  • High level of negotiating skills to resolve issues with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • High level of analytical skills to evaluate and resolve operational problems while working independently.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with other GM staffs.
  • Computer skills including competency in office software and electronic information systems.
  • Proficient use of AutoCAD
  • Knowledge and experience with Allen Bradley/ Rockwell expertise in PLC's and VFD's, Siemens S7 experience. Device Net and Ethernet communications networks.


  • Bachelor's Degree with major in electrical engineering or equivalent training/experience.
  • Level D substation training for medium voltage switchgear
  • Level B substation training for low voltage switchgear

Benefits 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 Careers.Accommodations@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.

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

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