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Controls Automation Cells Staff Engineer

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


Hybrid: Position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time- but the general expectation is that the employee be on-site an average of three (3) days each week.

The Role

The Controls Automation Cells Staff Engineer has exceptional knowledge for Cells manufacturing process controls, hands on troubleshooting & GM specifications.  The Controls Automation Cells Staff responsibilities range from specification and documentation development, design approval, to hands-on support at OEM’s and GM manufacturing locations.  Responsible to support all Battery and Fuel Cells product program requirements. The Controls Automation Cells Staff engineer will be required to provide to hands-on support at OEM’s and GM manufacturing locations.  This role requires physical location/travel to GM vendor and global manufacturing sites while performing work representing the goals and direction from the Global Controls team.  Support Global Automation Systems organization with effective problem resolution and troubleshooting.  Significant communication and coordination of automation Cells requirements will be required to leadership, engineering and suppliers.   

What You Will Do (Responsibilities)

  • Collaborates with Automation Cells specifications owners

  • Knowledge of GM automation controls design for Cells processes

  • On site OEM debug support

  • On site GM manufacturing locations validation support

  • SPOC to work with process Cells team for new technology development in Cells

  • SPOC for Cells safety designs and Global safety related items

  • Evaluate layouts and machine / equipment / cell designs for control designs

  • Responsible to develop global machine equipment legacy component strategy

  • Support Controls engineering with system implementation

  • Maintain and foster working relationships with peers, hourly employees, union management, supplier community and interface with support functions outside of ME Engineering as required

  • Participate in Controls Engineering meetings to represent Manufacturing Engineering Cells issues and assist in improving the Department’s understanding of the Cells requirements

  • Global travel is required

Additional Description

Your Skills And Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science.

  • 10+ year experience in GPS and VS organizations supporting manufacturing engineering with proven track record of high-level plant support

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