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Sr. Body Shop Controls Applications Manufacturing Engineer

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


The Sr. Body Shop Controls Applications Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for supporting the body shop automation execution teams and plants with technical issues resolution, providing technical direction, creating and maintaining body shop automation common processes and procedures and driving continuous improvement. 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.  Work will involve development, testing and piloting of advanced process technology. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Cross Regional & Global Center coordination

  • Provide applications support as required with a focus on Body shop

  • Respond to systemic issues affecting current production

  • Provide feedback to the global controls standards team and drive continuous improvement to standards

  • Collaborate with the Global standards team on new developments

  • Develop control system designs for NA applications with any required training/documentation. Supervise additional resources as required.

  • Deep integration with body shop process and equipment

  • Provide current operations support

  • Provide support for Safety Systems / Standards / Solutions

  • Drive common execution across all projects/programs (participate in the tech summit roll-outs, facilitate the sharing of lessons learned and maintain standardized work.

  • Create/maintain execution processes and procedures

  • Required to provide after hours critical downtime support as required

  • Provide mentoring and coaching for students and new hires

  • Support the technical development of our suppliers

  • Perform layered Audits on projects at key milestone dates to ensure compliance to standards

  • Actively gather and drive closure of lessons learned

Additional Description

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in body shop controls

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Strong technical knowledge of electrical/control systems and the ability to apply these concepts within a  body shop manufacturing environment

  • Expert technical knowledge and ability in body shop process

  • Prior experience working with and applying GCCH, GCCS and GCB

  • Extensive experience in PLC, HMI programming, EPLAN, Ethernet and Devicenet networks

  • Knowledge of servo motors, motion control and drives

  • Prior experience in body shop controls

  • Ability to design and trouble shoot body shop controls systems (HW &SW)

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

  • Proven ability in project management skills and ability to teach others

  • Multiple different manufacturing controls lead assignments with successful individual achievements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of plant job assignments

  • Demonstrates maintenance of technical competency in relevant field

  • Demonstrated understanding of plant floor and product design manufacturability

  • Global Exposure working with others from other regions to complete projects

  • Travel of approximately 25%

This position is not eligible for ISP, ITAP or localizations

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