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Electrical Controls Engineer - 3rd Shift

  • Location
    • Pontiac, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Pontiac Stamping plant produces sheet metal parts for GM assembly plants.   

The Electrical Controls Engineer will be responsible for the design, development and testing of engineering projects involving tools, equipment, plant, and manufacturing processes. A considerable amount of creativity and initiative will need to be exercised, as well as a high level of independent judgment. This position is for 3rd shift (10pm to 6:30 am).


  • Enforces safe work practices as the highest priority and implements objectives for ergonomics, health/safety, and housekeeping

  • Responsible for electrical and controls engineering support of Stamping presses and associated process equipment

  • Provides technical assistance to production and maintenance departments

  • Responds to calls from the plant floor to assist with breakdowns

  • Manages electrical projects including new, replacement, operations improvements, and periodic repair and replacement

  • Supports the Throughput Improvement Process by representing engineering at TIP meetings and related activities to improving the plant's performance goals

  • Provides technical support, direction, and training to support personnel/Skilled Trades within the organization

  • Investigates systems and equipment problems and provides technical input in problem resolution

  • Develops cost estimates and plans for project activity

  • Maintains proficiency in their field

  • Support GMS implementation initiatives

  • Maintains good working relationships with peers, hourly employees, union, management, supplier community, and interfaces with necessary support functions outside of the Plant

  • Develops and monitors planning timetables and projects schedules

  • Utilizes best practices and common systems to support the overall competitive manufacturing initiative

  • Coordinates and communicates the development of changes to improve conditions for the manufacturing processes

  • Input into the establishment of plant budget for Manufacturing Engineering

  • Ensures long term and cost-effective maintenance of equipment and facility

  • Exercises technical direction over and assists in supervision of skilled trades as required during project implementation

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work 3rd shift (10pm to 6:30 am) and overtime as required

  • Proficient in the application of fundamental electrical/mechanical concepts

  • Ability to create and modify electrical prints

  • Ability to interpret blueprints and Engineering Drawings

  • Ability to proficiently program and troubleshoot PLC’s (Rockwell/ Allen Bradley), safety PLC’s, HMI’s, robot automation, vision systems

  • Ability to troubleshoot servo motors, motion control, drives (Siemen’s, Rockwell), conveyance technologies, Fanuc robots, and safety controls

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot and setup communication networks (DeviceNet, ControlNet, Ethernet IP)

  • Ability to support PC based control systems including computer rebuilds, backups, and restores

  • Familiarity with IT systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on/ with automotive stamping press systems

  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC 5, Logix 5000

  • Experience with Fanuc Robots

  • Experience with AutoCAD and Eplan

  • Knowledge of GM and US electrical standards    

  • Experience working with UAW skilled trades

  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience

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