General Motors Process Engineer - Controls Engineer - MFE0004971 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The career level senior process engineer responsible for program execution and plant floor production for machine controls, vision and robotics. Work is performed in a plant activity where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.

Responsible for:

  • Design and troubleshooting of electrical controls systems
  • Human factors consideration
  • Design, construction, integration, plant installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of equipment and tools required in plants for the production of high quality parts
  • Providing technical direction to and oversight of outside vendor sources
  • Work may involve development and testing of advanced process technology
  • Work may involve providing technical direction to and coordination of less experienced process/controls engineers
  • Manufacturing and assembly equipment controls, vision and robots

Basic Required:

  • 5+ years of experience as a controls engineer
  • Strong technical knowledge of electrical/control systems and the ability to apply these concepts within a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of mechanical concepts involving machine designs, process requirements involved in the manufacturing process.
  • Ability to assist in all aspects of installation and improvement projects and sub-projects within the manufacturing areas relating to machine controls, vision and related disciplines. Responsibilities include specification, design, estimating, hardware/software integration, installation, commissioning, cost control and documentation phases.
  • Experienced in PLC and HMI programming and Ethernet networks
  • Knowledge of servo motors, motion control, vision and drives.
  • Ability to design and trouble shoot electrical controls systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage challenging projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results
  • Ability to use computer, interpret blueprints, engineering drawings and learn new systems.
  • Demonstrates initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others
  • Proven ability in project management skills and ability to teach others
  • Willingness to travel
  • Assignment location will be inGMCH LLC Grand Rapids.

Preferred Experiences:

  • Certified by the AIA as a Machine Vision Professional at the Advanced Level.
  • Completed training and possesses a thorough understanding with multiple 3d machine vision products.
  • Completed training and possesses a thorough understanding with Fanuc IR Vision machine vision products.
  • Experienced with Cognex / Dalsa systems.
  • Experienced with iRVision systems.
  • Experienced with Rockwell and Siemens PLC programming methods.
  • Familiar with Fanuc robot programming methods.
  • Capable of specifying engineering requirements for PLC controllers & HMI’s requiring integration to machine vision systems.
  • High level of administrative and project management skills.
  • General knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics is a plus.
  • Prior work experience as a controls engineer in the automotive field.
  • Knowledge of GM’s global controls architecture.
  • Demonstrated understanding of plant floor work.
  • Multiple different ME assignments with successful individual achievements or strong team-based achievements.
  • Global Exposure working with others from other regions to complete projects.
  • Experience in controls relating to high power welding
  • Experience in controls relating to test NVH.Education
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent experience

Basic Preferred:

  • Master's degree in engineering preferred