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Controls Engineer - 3rd Shift

  • Location
    • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


On-site: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.

The Role

The successful candidate will work within the Manufacturing Engineering (ME) organization to provide ongoing Conveyor / Controls / Robotics Engineering support to any / all of the major Production areas (Stamping, Body, Paint, General Assembly). You will be responsible to conceive of and manage technical projects of varying scale and complexity, implement equipment / process changes, assist maintenance with troubleshooting problems, operate in compliance with all applicable safety regulations and standards as prescribed by the Province of Ontario and GM, operate in compliance with the GMCC / Unifor collective agreement, and document / communicate changes. Working independently and/or within a team, you will need to stay abreast of project timelines and execute work dynamically. This position will require the ability to work overtime and irregular hours, as required, to meet the demands of the job.

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Daily support of production operations with focus on personnel and equipment safety, process quality and uptime with core focus on automation and controls

  • Provide technical/engineering support to assist production and maintenance with troubleshooting equipment/process failures and with identifying effective follow-up countermeasures

  • Machinery / equipment Controls Management to ensure compliance with GM Safety and Controls standards (i.e. Robotic, Welding, Sealing, Material Handling)

  • Machinery / equipment modifications and continuous improvement to support area Efficiency Improvement Processes (TIP), including ongoing assurance of TIP model prediction accuracy

  • Maintenance / Production Guidance (technical troubleshooting and direction, safety counsel)

  • Downtime Planning activities, as required

  • Launch activities, as required

  • Ensure proper documentation excellence (drawings, manuals, PM schedules etc.). Information is kept current and properly maintained for all equipment in assigned area, ensure spare parts availability, and collaborate to develop maintenance standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Strong controls systems technical aptitude obtained either through an Electrical, Computer, or Mechatronics engineering degree or equivalent experience

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others

  • Strong work ethic (self-starter, responsible, follow through on assignments)

  • Demonstrate professional interpersonal styles and communication methods to work optimally with business partners to meet mutual goals required

  • Understanding of manufacturing and tooling processes

  • Comfortable with technology tools (PCs, Microsoft Office, OEM support software)

  • Flexibility (work hours, rotating shifts, moving quickly from one assignment to another as priorities change)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Robotic Automation, particularly Fanuc; PLC based automation control systems, particularly Rockwell/AB PLCs with RSLogix 500 and 5000.

  • Ability to work for steady third shift and overtime as required

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical concepts and related controls requirements

  • Knowledge of the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) / Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

What Can Give You a Competitive Advantage (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Knowledge of computer software as pertaining to CCR engineering activities

  • GM standard controls certification training completion (ex., CCS1, CCH1, etc.)

  • Previous experience working in a unionized manufacturing environment

  • Familiarity with GM Workplace Safety System (WSS) imperatives as pertaining to CCR activities (ex., Management of Change (MOC), gComply, Hazardous Energy Control (HEC), Request to Unlock Safety Task (RUST), etc.)

  • Robotic Engineering Proficiency obtained through certified OEM training programs (FANUC) as well as hands-on experience with robotic automation integration through job shops and/or assembly plants

  • Fanuc Robotics (ex., GM Global 3 and Global 4 platform)

  • Vision Systems (ex., Sick, Matrox, Fanuc, Keyence)

  • Dispense Tool/Paint Tool Programming/Weld Spot Tool

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SCA Schucker Sealer systems, Laser Welding Applications, Weld Controls, Siemens HMI’s, Drives (MoviMot, Siemens, Unico, AB Powerflex/ ArmorStart, AB Multi Versions)

  • Knowledge of Stamping Press function/operation

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors of Canada total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan currently includes the following benefits, in addition to many others:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and supplemental benefits for pregnancy, parental and adoption leave;

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision benefits;

  • Life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

  • Company and matching contributions to a Defined Contribution Pension plan to help you save for retirement;

  • GM Vehicle Purchase Plan for you, your family and friends.

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General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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