Controls Engineer

Job Description

On-Site: Position requires an employee to be onsite on a full-time basis.

The Role:

Factory ZERO is our first, all-electric automotive assembly plant and the blueprint of General Motors' electric future! We have a corporate vision of “Zero crashes, Zero emissions, Zero congestion.” Our most novel products like the Hummer EV and our very first autonomous vehicle, Cruise Origin will be assembled right in this facility. This requires us to employ the most upbeat, capable, and innovative talent to ensure we meet the challenges of developing the new manufacturing processes required to assemble these outstanding products! We offer a multifaceted and inclusive work environment that questions the status-quo daily to strengthen our reputation. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to learn new skills and actively play an integral role in the development of new processes here at Factory Zero.

As Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for smooth functioning of all manufacturing equipment and manufacturing support systems in the plant. This work requires the ability to troubleshoot, maintain and repair activities of plant equipment; responsible to manage and execute plant launches and projects; the ability to make decisions based on established tools, applications, and procedures; and is of a technical nature using independent judgment within the limits of General Motors Global Manufacturing System, focusing on Safety, People, Quality, Responsiveness, Cost, and Environment (SPQRCE). Flexible to support cross functional departments and shift schedules.

What You'll Do:

  • In this role your responsibilities will be of a technical nature with decisions made within the limits of general practices, policies, and standards. Your work will involve complex manufacturing problems including the need to root cause and follow issues to resolve.
  • Work autonomously with occasional guidance from the Lead Controls Engineer and supervision. Skilled in PLC, HMI, Robot, Weld, Torque and Test control systems; Manufacturing Systems like Production Monitoring, Routing & Tracking and Error Proofing, Equipment, tooling, facilities, and alternatives.
  • Support manufacturing departments as per production shift schedules and weekends.
  • Knowledgeable in sequence and flow of operations for the effective utilization of personnel, material, machines, and facilities necessary for supporting production.
  • Work is performed in an assembly plant manufacturing engineering activity where creativity and initiative are exercised as well as independent judgment.
  • Responsible for equipment related to the manufacturing process.
  • Support Continuous Improvement activities.

Additional Job Description

Your Skills and Abilities (Required Qualifications):

  • Must be able to work on any shift in a rotating capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (Electrical Engineering degree preferred).
  • 2+ years of experience in PLC Programming.
  • 2+ years of experience in Manufacturing systems.
  • Proficient knowledge in Rockwell PLCs, Siemens HMIs, Fanuc Robots, AGVs.
  • Working knowledge of process equipment operations, sequence, error proofing and diagnostics capabilities.
  • Fanuc Robot Programming experience
  • Vision Systems

What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Knowledge of Ethernet networks (IECN).
  • Knowledge of vision systems and bar code scanners (Matrox, Cognex, Keyence, SICK, Honeywell).
  • Experience with Diagnosis process equipment failures.
  • Knowledge of drives / motion control.
  • Knowledge of Auto Cad and or Electrical drawings.
  • Knowledge of automated welding and adhesive/sealing dispense.
  • Knowledge in computing languages like VB, C+, .Net

This job may be eligible for relocation benefits


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

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