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Senior/Lead Engineer - ME Automation

  • Location
    • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • In depth knowledge of control systems and/or control systems  in automotive assembly plants
  • Thorough knowledge of Rockwell PLC software, Siemens HMI software as well as interfaces to other controls systems
  • Knowledge of Fanuc Robot Programming
  • Execution experience of Controls projects in various shops.
  • Supervise and control projects including project scope, issues, risks and schedule. Handle issues to closure. Communicate project status and ensures all internal customers are aware of progress through project meetings, status reports and reviews.
  • Provide cost analysis based on controls automation level.
  • Participate in Investment studies, preliminary design discussions for any new or expansion projects.
  • Responsible for inhouse engineering on Hardware designs, software designs, Emulation, Integration & Commissioning at site.
  • If its Turnkey project, Guide & approve Hardware/ Software designs done by contractors for various project in the region. Conduct offline testing & Buyoff at supplier’s site.
  • Implement GM Global tools for design of hardware & software to ensure minimum debug on site. Train suppliers and Engineers of other GM units.
  • Validate designs and provide feedback to Global Centre w.r.t GM standards.
  • Responsible for deploying GM Global standards across all projects.
  • Responsible for training and Integrating Suppliers to enforce to GM standards.
  • Responsible for performing Root cause analysis.
  • Coordinate project timing schedule, design deliverables and safety aspects with team. Jointly conduct test runs for equipment at site as per process.
  • Coordinate with Process team for timing, process changes.
  • Coordination with other units of GM (worldwide) for Global projects as per requirement.
  • Knowledge of interface to upper level systems.
  • Knowledge on programming skills such as XML, C#, J Script, VBA, Python etc..

The Controls engineer will be primarily responsible for execution of all Controls related projects in various capacities at GM plants across the Globe with respect to Safety, Delivery, Quality, Cost and Performance.
In this position the Engineer will perform offline designs and online execution on various new or existing product programs across our portfolio. The incumbent will need to possess a broad technical knowledge, combined with creative and independent thinking and conceptual ability.
This position will be based out of GM Technical Center India in Bangalore and involves extensive travel opportunities across different regions for project execution.

Additional Description


  • Knowledge on PLC, Fanuc Robot, HMI, Drives, Networks along with strong programming skills preferably Rockwell PLC.
  • Project management and site execution skills.
  • Should be able to read Electrical/Mechanical drawings, layout and have some design capabilities.
  • Acquaintance with E-plan for hardware design and experience on Siemens HMI will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to understand legacy equipment & propose solutions in case of upgradation.
  • Knowledge of interface to upper level systems.


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Learning & functional expertise.


  • Safety Conscious, Customer Focus
  • Innovative, Connects the Group to the Outside World
  • Practices Self - Development, Develops Others
  • Collaboration and Teamwork, Builds Relationships, Encourage and Motivates Others to High Performance
  • Communicates Powerfully & Prolifically, Takes Initiative
  • Technical/Professional Expertise, Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues
  • Displays High Integrity and Honesty, Drive for Results, Managerial Courage

Experience/Education :

  • Bachelors / Masters Degree in Electrical/Electronics/Instrumentation Engineering.
  • 5-10 years of experience in any Automotive company or with Automation background.

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