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Vision Controls Engineer

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


​In our quest to ZERO, ZERO, ZERO here at GM we are looking for someone to join our high performing controls standards team as a vison engineer.  In this role your specific quest to help GM achieve ZERO, ZERO, ZERO you will be working in a fast pace high tech environment, responsible for, vison engineering applications with matrox cameras, that will be applied to our Battery, eMotor, Transmission and Engine programs.

  • Review manufacturing system requirements and design robust vision applications
  • Create and document global vision strategy and standards for manufacturing requirements including error proofing, robot guidance and part quality.  Develop scalable solution sets.
  • Interface with other ME departments and regional automation execution teams to gather feedback and document manufacturing requirements.
  • Interface with vision equipment suppliers and vision integration suppliers
  •  Provide vision system hardware and software designs including vision equipment devices, power distribution, I/O networks, software, and cost estimating tools. 
  •  Ensure vision application designs comply with GM Standards.
  • Supervise detailed designs by contractors when necessary.
  •  Specify vision system components, functional requirements and integration methods.
  •  Evaluate and validate new vision technologies for use in manufacturing plants.
  • Provide on-site and remote technical support for: plant vision issues, new equipment startup, troubleshooting, reprogramming, diagnostic equipment usage, and interfacing with skilled trades personnel.
  • Provide training and documentation for global deployment of standard vision systems.
  •  Educate the regional execution teams.
  • Provide plant technical support with the development, planning and strategies for maintaining and replacing obsolete equipment.
  • Occasional travel required within North America and globally to OEMs and plant sites.

Additional Description

Qualifications - Basic Required

  • Experience with the design and build of machine vision in manufacturing systems, including equipment selection and lighting techniques
  • Experience with design, set up, and debug of vision systems for error proofing, robot guidance or part quality.
  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with the design, build and start-up of manufacturing systems
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy
  • Ability to Travel up to 25%     

Qualifications - Basic Preferred

  • Experience deploying machine vision in manufacturing systems with GigE and smart cameras, including software tuning and adjustment for optimal performance
  • Experience with Matrox Design Assistant Software and other machine vision programming software.
  • Experience developing GM Manufacturing Automation and Controls Standards
  • Experience with Industrial communication protocols and networking strategies
  • AIA Certified Vision Professional – Basic or Advanced Certification
  • PLC programming with Rockewell RS Logics 5000

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