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Controls Engineer

Company: General Motors LLC
Location: Flint
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

In our pursuit to create a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, GM's global manufacturing teams are still producing high quality, fuel efficient gasoline and diesel powertrains. Our diverse team of manufacturing engineers play a crucial role in maintaining our facilities and processes through technological skills and innovative thought processes. Our team is responsible for the on-going support, debug and improvements of the manufacturing systems producing the great propulsion system of today. If you are innovative, creative, enjoy working with the latest manufacturing technologies, and thrive in a fast-paced, team-orientated environment, here is your chance to make a career of it.

The selected candidate will be responsible for all controls engineering activities on 2nd shift in their assigned area(s). Responsibilities will include supporting the maintenance organization with equipment downtime resolutions, providing feedback to peers and support staff of critical events, and working with support groups to bring solutions to systemic plant floor equipment issues. This will be performed in a plant environment where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.


  • Adherence to all GM safety protocols including the UAW/GM Electrical Safe Work Practices
  • Work closely with our UAW partners to resolve equipment downtime issues
  • Bring forth continuous improvement ideas to provide improvements in Thruput, Quality and Cost
  • Performs controls activities related to sustainment and changes of IT Systems
  • Works closely with multi-disciplined teams to understand functional requirements, contribute to generation of innovative ideas, develop project plans and implement appropriate solutions
  • Communicates information to internal customers, quickly finds common ground with peers and solves problems for the good of the business
  • Actively participate in the TIP Process to define and accomplish daily tasks and meet Manufacturing goals.

Additional Job Description
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to learn and apply agile methodologies
  • Effectively deals with ambiguity and copes with change
  • Experience in troubleshooting equipment
  • Deep technical knowledge and ability in engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical, electrical and IT systems
  • Highly skilled in common controls related topics - machine logic, robots, safety circuits, IT integration, etc.
  • Demonstrate excellent level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Must be trained in and proficient with the following controls systems/architectures:

    -GM Global Common Controls Architecture

    -Rockwell PLC /Studio 500 Logic Development

    -Siemens PLC / Simatic Step 7

    -Siemens HMI / WinCC / TIA Portal

    -Siemens 840D SL NC Control

    -Fanuc Robots

    -Fanuc 16i/18i/35i CNC Control

    -Cognex Camera / Insight Explorer

  • Bachelor's degree with major in electrical engineering or equivalent experience

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day - individually and collectively - to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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 atCareers.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 LLC, Flint , Controls Engineer, Other , Flint, Michigan

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