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General Motors Sr. Process Engineer-Controls in Warren, Michigan

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

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Job Description

The career level senior process engineer is responsible for Program Execution for Machine Controls. Work is performed in a centralized manufacturing engineering activity or assembly/plant activity where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • New program implementation/execution (SOR prep, forecasting, controls/robotics design, equipment build/run-off and buyoff)

  • Design, construction, integration, plant installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of equipment and tools required in plants for the production of high quality parts

  • Manage deliveries to program timing milestones

  • Provide project report outs to senior management

  • Existing program/site support (troubleshooting, etc.)

  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with all customers/plants

  • Provide technical direction to less experienced controls engineers.

  • Design and troubleshooting of electrical controls systems

  • Work may involve development and testing of advanced process technology

  • Travel as required

Additional Job Description

Basic Skills – Required (10+ 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

  • Experience in PLC and HMI programming, Ethernet and/or Devicenet networks

  • Knowledge of servo motors, motion control and drives

  • Experience in Fanuc robots setup and programming

  • Problem solving, analytical, interpersonal and communications skills required

  • Ability to design and trouble shoot electrical controls systems

  • Demonstrated 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 manage multiple challenging projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results

  • Demonstrates initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others

  • Proven ability in project management skills

  • Multiple different manufacturing controls and/or robotics assignments with successful individual achievements

  • Ability to use computer, interpret blueprints, engineering drawings and learn new systems

  • Self –motivated and ability to multitask

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated understanding of plant floor work

  • General knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics is a plus

  • Understanding of GMS and 4 walls within the site or program

  • Prior work experience as a controls engineer in the automotive field

  • Knowledge of GM’s global controls architecture

Education

Bachelor’s degree with major in engineering or equivalent experience/training.

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.

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 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.

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